Our History

Early Praise Team

Exterior of New Building

Interior of New Building 

Word of Life Evangelical Church began its ministry in 1990. David Whitehurst was the founding pastor, beginning the church with the vision of offering a unique blend of worship that brought together some of the best features of historical, traditional Christianity with contemporary, Spirit-filled approaches. The church continues in this vision today, with scriptural balance being a priority. 

Pastor David Whitehurst is the son of a missionary and United Methodist minister. As a child, he spent five years on the mission field in Chile, South America but graduated from Liberty High School in Bedford, Virginia. David went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University and a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Mennnonite Seminary. David pastored nine years in a United Methodist Church and then felt called to plant a church in Bedford that offered a combination of both traditional and contemporary worship. Through Word of Life Church, Pastor David is a part of a Sister Church partnership with six Methodist Churches in Chile, South America.    

Villarrica, Chile

Word of Life Christmas Service

Rulo, Chile

Our Pastor