OUR PASTOR

The vision

Empowering people to apply the Word of God to their daily lives with simplicity and accuracy. Propelling them forward to achieve victory in every area of their lives, their community and throughout the world. Declaring and demonstrating Jesus is Lord!​

Bishop Priester is the lead pastor of Light of the World Ministries International; and Administrator of International Light Fellowship of Churches, which serves members worldwide.  By the Holy Spirit has a goal to spread God’s word around the world with simplicity. With nearly 20 years serving in ministry he is committed to teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ to people all over the world, literally changing the world one person at a time.

He supervised search and rescue operations during the 9/11 attacks on World Trade Center, worked on the front lines to resolve conflict during Baltimore, MD and Freguson, MO riots.  The former Treasury Manager of one of  largest international financial institutions. Bishop Priester is a born again, blood washed, Holy Spirit filled man of God.  Driven by the compassion of God to reach the lost and love all people. He is committed to living and teaching the principles of the Word of a God while advocating for those in need.​

Bishop's call came in the form of a question from God , then by direction.  "What is it that you are willing to give up so that people can have more of Me?" He was then directed to resign from his secular career and began Bible College.  Bishop Priester has a degree in Divinity & Theological Science and numerous other certifications and credentials. He also has been awarded several honorary certificates and humanitarian awards. 

core principals

  • Love

  • Faith

  • Integrity

  • Excellence

  • Commitment

  • Accountability

  • Diligence

  • Service

Light of the World Ministries International empowers people to live out the vision, purpose and plan for their lives. We are assisting generations to grow in grace, knowledge and understanding of God through a life-changing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

  • Win souls

  • Renew minds

  • Teach the Word of God

  • Strengthen families

  • Develop leaders 

We are well equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to:​​

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WE believe 

 

Holy Spirit

 We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, with evidence of speaking in other tongues, is given to Believers who ask for it. (John 14.16-17 , Act 1.8) 

 Infilling of Holy Spirit

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a Holy life. (Acts 10:44-46, 19:6)

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

(1Thess. 4:13-18 )

 Baptism

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and observance of the Lord’s Supper.  (Matt. 28.19)

Marriage

We believe Marriage is God created institution between a man and a woman.  No other will be recognized, accepted nor allowed.

(Gen. 2:18, & 21-25 , Lev.18:22, Rom.1:27, I Cor. 6:9 , Lev. 18:3)

 The Vision

Light of the World Ministries International is a Word of Faith, non-denominational, full gospel church who's mission is to provide hope thru love to bring revelation knowledge of God's Word. Empowering people to apply the Word of God to their daily lives with simplicity and accuracy. Propelling them forward to achieve victory in every area of their lives, their community and throughout the world. Declaring and demonstrating Jesus is Lord!