About us

Evangelical  Church  “ Word Of Life”(“Word of Life”; Swedish “Livets Ord”) was founded  in  Uppsala, Sweden in 1983.  The founder of the church , Ulf Ekman, together with his fellow men had established Bible study group, their aim was to study the Bible and then evangelize it. After that he left to America for studying  in the  Bible Training Centre, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after coming back  home he received a word  from God: “ Spread the word of faith among the people. Show them the spiritual weapon. Teach them how to use it, and send them by the name of the Lord in the spiritual battle for victory,” after that the –“Word of Life” church was founded. The church has the Bible college and the University bearing the same name (“ Livets Ord University”, “ Word of Life University”) Today the Swedish Church has got 3.500 members and 10.000  Bible college graduates. The “Word of Life” Church also exists in other countries.

After the Fall of Berlin Wall, the “ Iron Curtain” was opened for evangelization in atheistic-communist post soviet countries and Eastern Europe. The Church received a word from God to donate 40 million Swedish Krona for mission in those countries. Preachers and missionaries went from town to town and from country to country to preach and bring good news about Jesus Christ. During that  time the local churches were being established, majority of these churches are considered to be the members of  “Word of Life” church today. From above stated locations the central churches exist in: Moscow, Nizhnivostok, Novosibirsk, Erevan, Central Asia and Baku. Also the churches operate in Near East  and Asia. India is becoming the main point, also Caucasus and Central Asia. In India the Church mostly operates in the Northern part of the country and helps to local churches to raise new leaders and train believers through the Bible College. Nowadays the Church in India has got more than 200.000 members. Besides, up to 60 churches exist in Caucasus, including Afghanistan and Central Asia churches. Among them several churches have got missionary works  in Near East and Muslim  countries.

International movement has not been finished here. There are several Bible colleges  in China, aimed to establish new churches. Vietnamese Believers had been sent to Hanoy from Moscow “ Word of Life “ church, where the local church was established together with the Bible college in 2004. The aim of the church is to have churches in every province of  the country, even in the multiethnic  places.

 The “Word of Life” church in Georgia was founded in 1995 by Pastor Mamuka Jebisashvili. Before the establishing of the church he left  for studying to Latvia , Theological Institute of  Jelgava , which was the first nondenominational and interconfessional Institute, existing on the territory of post Soviet Union. After returning from Latvia, in 1995 Pastor moved to Kareli district, village Kekhijvari to establish a church, the church operates there until today. At that time there was a very hard spiritual and economical crisis in the region, people really necessitated raising of faith. “Bible is the book which refers to every aspect of human life and gives power to overcome  life obstacles. Bible is a word of life for everyone.”-M. Jebisashvili.

In Summer, 1997, he came back to Tbilisi and in Autumn of the same year intensive ministries  began. Nowadays the central church exists in Tbilisi. Also there are churches in other cities of Georgia: Batumi, Kobuleti, Zugdidi, Gori, Telavi and etc. The church also has got two- year  Bible School, teaching Bible and theological themes. Besides, the “Word of Life” church is actively engaged in various social projects.

 

History

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