Our Church began as Living Word Church in the home of Pastors Jerry and Janice Sullivan in November of 1979 in Grand Bay, Alabama. The Church was born out of the desire to worship God freely and to preach the Gospel in an atmosphere of spiritual liberty. The theme of the Church was taken from 2 Corinthians 3:18, which teaches Christians to be – “transformed into the image of Christ.”

Soon after its founding, the Church began to meet in a storefront in Grand Bay. Later, the Church purchased property and moved to a location on Old Pascagoula Road. Family ministry has always been at the heart of our Church. This led to the founding of Living Word Academy in 1983 and World of Friends Daycare in 2000. In August of 1995, the Church purchased 8-acres and an existing building. After clearing the property and renovating the building, Living Word Church relocated to its current location on Dawes Road in West Mobile.

Since then, God has blessed our Church with the adjoining 12-acres and with an additional 20,000 square foot facility. Our new facility houses our Main Auditorium, Church Offices and Children’s Ministry. The existing building houses our Youth Center, Living Word Academy and World of Friends Daycare.

Our 20-acre campus has become the hub of the Dawes Community. We are the voting center for our local precinct, host various community events and organizations, host little league baseball teams in our practice facility and stage the annual Dawes Christmas Parade on our grounds. We thank God for His faithful guidance at every step along the way. Our Church is proof that small beginnings lead to big endings.

After 35 years as Senior Pastors, Jerry and Janice Sullivan, passed the mantle of ministry to their son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Mary Sullivan. In March of 2015, Pastors Brad and Mary became the Lead Pastors of Living Word Church.

Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastors Brad and Mary relaunched our Church as Surge Church in April of 2019. God has blessed our Church throughout the various seasons of our ministry. We are excited about this new season and what God has in store for our future. It would be an honor to have you join us on this journey!