Our Pastor and History
Dr. Reginald P. Garmon Sr. serves as Senior Pastor of Word of Faith Love Center, a thriving inter-denominational ministry located in the heart of East Point, Georgia. Pastor Garmon is known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives.
Pastor Garmon is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He studied at Morehouse College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his Mechanical Engineering Degree. In 2004, he received his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Christian Life School of Theology and later that year was commissioned by the Christian Men’s Network to minister to men and teach the principle that “Manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous."
Pastor Garmon has been happily married over 20 years to his high school sweetheart, Rev. Lisa Garmon. They are the proud parents of three children; Rachel, Briana and Reginald II.
Under the visionary leadership of Bishop Dale C. Bronner, Dr. Garmon served as Executive Pastor of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Douglasville, GA for 9 years. Prior to his ordination into the ministry in 1996, he served in numerous leadership positions within Word of Faith Family Worship Center. In 2005, Bishop Bronner founded and launched Word of Faith Love Center under the astute leadership of Dr. Garmon. Today, Word of Faith Love Center continues to be the place where individuals and families can Believe, Belong and Become everything that God has called them to be..
OUR CHURCH HISTORY
Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral was founded by Bishop Dale C. Bronner, Sr. as “Word of Faith Family Worship Center” and held its inaugural service on the second Sunday in December of 1991 at 2435 Ben Hill Road in East Point, Georgia. The church building was purchased from Dogwood Hill Baptist Church. In fact, Dogwood Hills Baptist Church shared the worship facility with Word of Faith for the first three years. Dogwood Hills rented the chapel from Word of Faith, while Word of Faith occupied the main sanctuary. The two ministries peacefully shared the church until Dogwood Hills disbanded as a church in 1994.
Word of Faith began with 125 members who joined in the first service (December 1991). There were approximately 350 people in the inaugural service. The ministry began with only a praise team which was led by First Lady Nina Bronner (now Dr. Nina Bronner), but no choir. The choir was formed by Easter of 1992. The church grew rapidly and steadily. By 2000 WOF Worship Center was doing three Sunday morning Services, each Sunday. More than forty different ministries have been added to Word of Faith since its inception. In December of 2003 Word of Faith relocated to 150 Riverside Parkway (a former Sam’s Club building). Then on Easter of 2004 Word of Faith moved across the street to 212 Riverside Parkway into its 4000+ seat Cathedral. However, the original site was never sold and remained under the ownership of Word of Faith.
Word of Faith Love Center began with 80 members who joined in the first service (March 27, 2005). Dr. Reginald Garmon was installed as the Senior Pastor of the new church family. There were approximately 700 people in the inaugural service. For the first three months of the ministry, members of the Cathedral served as choir members, hostess, and ushers. After three months, Word of Faith Love Center was able to carry on the worship service with its own members. On October 29, 2005, word of Faith Love Center had its dedicatory service. Its founder, Bishop Dale C. Bronner, Sr. was the speaker and many special guest and clergy were in attendance. On the following Wednesday, October 26th, the first mid-week Bible study (Loving the Word Bible Study) was held. In the first year, Word of Faith Love Center experienced tremendous growth and was the fastest growing church in East Point. On January 19, 2008 Word of Faith Love Center started the “At the Table” women’s ministry with First Lady (Rev.) Lisa Garmon as its leader. In 2010, Pastor Garmon launched “The Huddle” men’s ministry. The church theme is a, “A place to Believe, Belong and Become!” Today, over 1,500 people have made Word of Faith Love Center their church home.