Over three years ago, Rev. Dr. Walter R. Belton and Lady Sharon E. L. Belton were given the vision to plant a new church, so they begin to pray and plan. At the time they received the vision, Dr. Belton was pastoring a local church that was rich in tradition and governed by a deacon board. After over ten years of serving that church as senior pastor, and growing the membership from 32 members to over 1000 members on role, as well as launching a popular weekly television broadcast that reached thousands of households, Dr. Belton and Lady Belton believed it was time to step out on faith and pursue the vision for which God had called them.
They launched the Word of Change Ministries on June 14, 2015, a ministry that seeks to reach the least, the lost, and the left behind. This cutting edge contemporary ministry has a burden to develop and disciple individuals for Christ. The Word of Change Ministry places value on relationships and not religion, and lives by the belief that true life changing ministry must take place outside of the walls of the church building. This ministry understands that God has called us to do life with individuals not just do church. With a passion to reach lost people for Christ and serve to aide them in their existential plight, Dr. and Lady Belton launched out into the deep and planted the Word of Change Ministry. They had a vision, they had a plan, and they had a God with the power to bring this vision to life. With excitement, anticipation, and faith…the journey began and the church was birthed! The Word of Change is a church where everyone is welcome and everybody is somebody; a place where all are given the opportunity to change.