Elder Steve McKinnon, MDiv
Senior Pastor and Establishmentarian
Living Word Fellowship of Faith Ministries, INC.
Pastor Steve McKinnon realized his calling into ministry at an early age. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC in preparation for a career in medicine. He is married to his wife of 33 years, Marva McKinnon, and is a proud father of 2 children. Celebrating 30 years in medicine and law, they opened McKinnon Eye Clinic of Ophthalmology and Marva McKinnon Attorney at Law in Statesville, NC. They have been very active in their community and in their practices. Yet as their life’s experiences continued, so did their journey.
Dr. McKinnon rededicated his life to Jesus Christ in 1997 and renewed his calling in the ministry soon thereafter where he began his ministerial training as Pastor of Christian Education at a local church body. Having a desire to further his ministry, he entered and graduated from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina with a Master of Divinity degree in May 2003. Pastor McKinnon was ordained an Elder in the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ, on November 5, 1999. He served tirelessly in the ministry and, later, following the call of the Lord, became the founder and Senior Pastor of Living Word Fellowship of Faith Ministries, Inc. in Statesville, North Carolina on October 22, 2000.
Pastor McKinnon continues to pour into all around him who will receive. Notwithstanding the gifts and achievements with which he has been blessed in the natural, God continues to have a higher calling for Pastor McKinnon. His spiritual journey continues to bring him to a place of rededication and regeneration in the Lord Jesus Christ. He remains committed to “Making It Happen” with God’s grace, favor and provisions to fulfill the “God sized vision for this God given land.”