A Message from Pastor Sherman J. Fort

July 16, 2021



Family, “I pray that you are prospering and in good health even as your soul prospers”. (3rd John, verse 2).

Please note the following exciting things taking place at The Word Church. Free COVID-19 Vaccinations start next week. TWC is partnering with Rapid Reliable Testing (MD1) and offering FREE Covid-19 vaccinations. These free vaccinations are open to anyone who wants them including those concerned about their documentation status.

Testing will begin Friday, July 23rd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday, July 24th, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Testing will continue each Friday and Saturday until further notice. The team from Rapid Reliable Testing are committed to serve everyone in line before shutting down for the day. Please help me spread the word to both our congregation and community at large.

The month of August marks our first ever Fall Faith & Fitness Focus. Throughout the month of August we will focus on our Spiritual fitness with particular emphasis on the areas of faith, finance, mental and physical health. Various members of TWC along with special guests will lead us in a variety of conference style conversations, teaching and provide tools designed to help us move forward as people of faith in these major areas in life. Register your interest by registering for more information via our church website and app today. Dr. Danielle Gilliam, Health Ministry leader at TWC will lead this project. Events will take place both in person and virtually.

New minister and associate minister training will resume in the month of August. Training will be offered both virtually and in person. Information on date and time will be available soon. Call the church office for more information and register to attend. This training is for all gospel preachers.

Family, it is my privilege to serve as President of The Ministers Conference for the Paradise Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arizona. Rev. Amos Lewis serves as President of the convention. As president of the ministers conference a team of Pastors and I are planning our first Pastor, Preachers and People Conference. The date for the conference is Friday, October 22nd at 7:00pm and Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 from 8:30am to 1:30pm. The Word Church will host this in person and virtual event at our facility.

I am asking for the full and complete participation of every person, every ministry, every minister and every volunteer in our church to help make this conference one that glorifies God and both strengthens and encourages God’s people with a special emphasis on gospel preachers and pastors.

Confirmed out of state guest facilitators include: Rev. Dr. Claybon Lea Jr., pastor, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Oakland CA., Rev. Dr. Louis B. Jones II, pastor, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Washington DC, Dr. Kenneth C. Curry Jr., pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Yorba Linda, CA., and Rev. Dr. Fred Campbell, pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Redwood City, CA. along with special panel discussions featuring Senior Pastors of PMBSC of AZ.

Dynamic women in ministry and other local pastors and preachers will be sharing as well. Please keep this conference in prayer and join our Volunteer Team today.

Finally, remember our Sunday morning worship schedule is 8:00am and 10:30am with bible teaching from 9:30am to 10:15am. Three classes are offered for youth and young adults. Children’s classes will not be offered until clearance has been given for children under the age of 12 to be vaccinated in the United States.

Two of the three Sunday morning bible classes are offered both in person from the church and online.

For further information please check us out online via our church website and church app.


Pastor Sherman J. Fort
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