*Our World Headquarters is located at 2120 Collier Avenue in Fort Myers, Florida*
Word of Life Ministries is a full gospel Christian church that embraces people of every race and nation. We are a church that strives to continually be on the cutting edge of what God is doing in this hour. Throughout our history, Word of Life has moved strongly in inner healing by helping real people with real problems find real answers. Word Of Life is definitely not church as usual! Here, lives are changed, and destinies are unlocked!
Word of Life started about 32 years ago in an old movie theater in Freeport, New York: a village on the south shore of Long Island. Gaspar Anastasi was a young, newly ordained pastor with zero experience. But the one thing he and his wife Michele did have was an unquenchable passion for Jesus that has been the earmark of Word of Life Church throughout it's history - a passion to see the Kingdom of God advance in our communities, our nation, and in our own personal lives.
God gave Apostle Gaspar Anastasi a vision that reached beyond the church’s four walls. His vision was to go to the streets and preach to the drug addicts, the prostitutes, and the homeless. Word Of Life Church has taken the message to the community through street rallies, tent outreaches, the New Life Dream Centers, door-to-door and street evangelism, food and clothing handouts, “God Has the Answer” television and radio broadcasts, home and hospital visits, Home Churches (small groups), the Bible Education Center, Global Leaders Fellowship International, our Conference Center, and our outreaches to Israel.
Over the years, we’ve seen God dramatically change individuals and entire cities. When Word Of Life started, Freeport was overrun with racism, drugs, and prostitution. No one wanted to pass through the village, much less live there. The Freeport of today is a thriving village, and it can’t build homes fast enough to accommodate all the people wanting to move there. People of every race come together to worship. Drug addicts and alcoholics are set free, and families are restored. What God has done in Freeport is a miracle, and what He has done, and is doing, through Word Of Life is definitely not usual!
Through a move of the Holy Spirit, in July 2003, Gaspar and Michele Anastasi relocated the Word Of Life world headquarters from Freeport, New York, to Fort Myers, Florida. We’ve grown and changed, but we’ve never lost our love for people and our burning passion for God. After seeing God move so mightily in Long Island and New York City, we look forward to being a part of what God has planned for Southwest Florida.
Visit us, and see for yourself that Word Of Life is a place where lives are changed and destinies are unlocked! Or if we never meet you face to face, browse this site, glean from the many resources we have to offer, and let God minister deeply to your heart. May He bless you richly!