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We're a one-of-a-kind group of Believers and can't wait to welcome you! Join us at 10 a.m. each Sunday for our Family Life Experience and 11 a.m. for our Worship Service.


Get to know our faith community.

We’re a Spirit-filled and Spirit-led church called to be a center of transformation — spiritually and physically — for individuals, cities and nations. The earliest Christians called this “ekklesia.” In alignment with that call, we emphasize difference-making outreach and value powerful encounters with God.

We also find it important to honor the Hebraic roots of our Christian faith. We observe some of the important dates on the Biblical calendar because we find a helpful and healthy life-flow from the associated principles.

If all of this sounds kind of different, you’re right! We’re a one-of-a-kind group of diverse Believers, and we can’t wait to welcome you.


What to expect when you visit Word Alive…

Whatever walk of life you’re in, you are welcome at Word Alive. Our gatherings are multi-racial and multi-generational, and we hope you feel right at home. When you visit, you can expect to:

  • Come as you are, free from any dress code.
  • Be greeted with big smiles and warm hugs from our parking attendants and greeters.
  • Enjoy coffee, fellowship and pre-service worship in our lobby, called the "Connection."
  • Watch your kids play in the indoor playground before and after service.
  • Grow in Christ together at 10 a.m. during our Family Life Experience designed for families with children of all ages.
  • View the service from one of 800 seats in our main auditorium or from our family-friendly (think sofas, crayons, Legos, etc.) mezzanine with 100 seats.
  • Access sign language and Spanish interpreters, if needed.



Get to know our team of dedicated staff and ministry leaders. We look forward to meeting you!

Kent & Beverly Mattox

Founding Pastors

Craig Mattox

Executive Pastor/Ministry Operations Director

Dan Mattox

Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care

Brian & Ramey Whalen

Worship Pastors/Family Life Pastors

Josh Van Wycke

Executive Director/Administrator

Lori Van Wycke

Human Resources & Accounting Director

Nikki Gibson

Ministry Operations Coordinator/Accounts Receivable

Josh Scroggins

All-in-Alabama Coordinator

Jamie Scroggins

Executive Assistant to Kent & Beverly Mattox / All-in-Alabama Coordinator

Chantay Walker

Case Manager

Dennis Lovvorn

Project 58 Coordinator

Yvette Lovvorn

Project 58 Coordinator

Daniel Hughes

7 Springs Ministries Founder & Executive Director

Colonie Hughes

7 Springs Ministries Co-Founder & Executive Women’s Program Director


Kent and Beverly Mattox found Word Alive International Outreach in Dec. 2000. The first several years are a building phase marked with dramatic growth in our spiritual lives and the physical campus.


Our leadership and community embrace several prophetic messages, informing our destiny and purpose. They propel us to contend for the state of Alabama, the U.S. and the world.


With multiple global campuses, we partner with local churches, governments, businesses and other seats of power, empowering them to be "the Church" in their communities.

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