Leadership Team

Pastors & Staff

Alex Capers Sr. 

Head Pastor

Dr. Alex Capers, Sr., a native of North Charleston, SC, is the fourth of seven children of the late Mr. William James Capers, Sr. and Mrs. Elouise Singleton-Capers. He is married to the former Roneller Simmons of Charleston Heights, SC. They have six children.

Dr. Capers has a Bachelor of Bible Theology Degree and a Masters of Arts in Ministry Degree from the International Seminary of Plymouth, Florida. Dr. Capers also has a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary, in Jacksonville, Florid. He has also completed several independent studies of Bible related subjects.

Because of his passion for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Dr. Capers has a heart for mission work and has traveled far and wide to fulfill this calling.

Elder Roosevelt Holmes

Elder Holmes

Elder Roosevelt Holmes Jr and his wife the former Carol Moore have been married for thirty-six years and have four children, three boys, and one girl, along with nine grandchildren.

In September 1985, Elder Holmes asked the Lord Jesus Christ to come into his life, and about seven years later, he accepted the calling to preach the Gospel. Elder Holmes has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Voorhees College, and a Certificate in Human Service from Trident Technical College.  He attended two years in International Seminary School, and currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Regent University.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible that  always lights my pathway during difficult times is taken from Philippians 3:10, “That I may know him…” Jesus calls every believer to make Him known throughout the world (Matt.28:19).

Elder Ted Adams

Elder Adams

Elder Ted Lewis Adams is a native of Clover, SC.  He is the third of eleven children born to Bessie L. Adams and the late Johnson E. Adams.  Elder Adams graduated from Clover High School.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Limestone College. Elder Adams earned a Diploma of Practical Theology from International Seminary in 2015.

Elder Adams has been happily married to Jacqueline Powell Adams for thirty-seven years. They have three children and five grandchildren. Elder Adams grew up in the Gethsemane Apostles and Prophets Church. In 1983 Elder Adams accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, and joined Gethsemane Apostles and Prophets Church. God called Elder Adams into the ministry in 1989, he was ordained on September 9, 1989.

Titles are not that important to Elder Adams, but it is important, however, to note his most distinguished credentials. He praises God for his BA, Born Again; BS, Been Saved; MA, Master Anointed; and his MD, Master Directed.  Hallelujah!  To God be the glory!

Elder Carl V.N. Smith

Elder Smith

Elder Carl V.N. Smith was born in Queens, New York, a native of Charleston, S.C., is the fourth child of the late Henry and Margaret Smith. Elder Smith is married to Rev./Chaplain Theta Smith. They have four children, three sons-in-law and five granddaughters.

Elder Smith attended Charleston County Schools, Morgan State University and was enlisted in the United States Navy. Elder Smith studied at Rhema Bible College and obtained a Bachelor Degree of Divinity and a Master Degree of Theology. Elder is a Sunday School Superintendent and teacher of the Living Word Christian Church.

Elder Smith loves the art of painting and drawing. He enjoys encouraging people through the Word of God.

Reverend Theta Smith

Reverend Smith

Reverend Theta M.S. Smith, a native of North Charleston, South Carolina is the sixth of eight children of the late Mr. Nathaniel Levi Bowles and Mrs. Thelma Kinloch-Bowles. She is married to Elder Carl V.N Smith. They have four children, three son-in-laws, and five granddaughters.

Rev. Smith attended Charleston County Schools, completed her postsecondary education at Trident Technical College and for the last twenty-four years, has been a dedicated Certified Registered Medical Assistant at Lowcountry Orthopaedics. In addition, she is a board certified Stephen Minister, graduate of the International Seminary of Plymouth Florida, where she received her Degree of Practical Theology, and is currently studying to earn her Masters in Divinity.

Rev. Smith loves spending time with her family, cooking, playing the piano, singing, but most of all she enjoys preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 

Minister Roddrick Cohen

Minister Cohen

Minister Roddrick James Cohen is the oldest of two sons to Mrs. Elizabeth Greene (Jerry) and the late James Cohen. Minister Cohen was raised in the Eastside of Savannah, Georgia and graduated from the Chatham County School District and then went on to receive his BS degree in Information Technology from Strayer University.

In 1994 Minister Cohen married the former Lori Henry and they have been happily married for 26 years and they are proud parents of one daughter Nadia. Minister Cohen also served 7 years in the USAF, before coming to Charleston, SC.

In January of 2003 the Cohen family joined the Living Word Christian Church and after a year in the area a divine call came upon Roddrick's life. Today he continues to grow and support the ministry to win lost souls to Christ!  

Deacon Bruce Heyward

Deacon Heyward

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Deacon Maceo Nelson Jr.

Deacon Nelson

Deacon Nelson has served for 17 years at the living word Christian Church under the leadership of Dr. Alex Capers Sr.

Deacon Nelson is married to the former Vonda Simmons for 38 years. He is the father of two children and three grandchildren. Deacon Nelson graduated from International Seminary School in Plymouth, Florida.

Deacon Nelson loves to evangelize to people about the love and the goodness of God! 

Secretary Towanna Kim Sanders

Towanna Kim Sanders

Kim is the mother of 2 and the grandmother of 6. She has been a member of the Living Word Christian Church for over 23 years and the secretary for the church for over 8 years. She is dedicated and truly an amazing women of God!