Pastor James Camm
Dr. James Camm, a Lynchburg native, served the United States in the U.S. Army, retiring as a First Sergeant. After his retirement, he pursued his education and receiveda BS degree in Personal Financing, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management,and a PhD in Divinity. Each of these life changing steps has led Dr. Camm to the inspirational work he loves – helping people. After spending a number of years in Alaska, in 2001, he returned to his hometown and founded Living Word Ministries. His ministry led him to launch Word Ministries International which now oversees ministries in Alaska, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. Dr. Camm participates with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Lunch Buddy Program at RS Payne Elementary School. He also provides outreach to local homeless men by providing meals, housing, personal grooming facilities and laundry services. He is an active partner with the Lynchburg Police Department in youth community outreach. Dr. Camm is co-founder of the One Community, One Voice Outreach Program and is the recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s Award of Excellence, 2018 College Hill Neighborhood Hero Award and part of the delegation representing the City of Lynchburg as it received the Virginia Municipal League 2018 Innovation Award for Quality of Life.
The Mission of Living Word Ministries is to equip saints for the service of the Lord. There are three functions in our mission: A family church, a teaching center and an outreach community.
Living Word is interested in helping families become complete as they learn to apply God’s Word and allow him to be in control of their lives. It is our desire to reach the youth and encourage them to use their talents to glorify the Lord.
“I been a member since the age of 13 and I can’t leave home I love my church now I’m 21 and my church is truly home.” – Makesiha Pannell
As an outreach center, Living Word adheres to Mark 16:15 which tells us to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” We believe that this can only be accomplished by taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ outside of its four walls and into the neighborhood.