Dr. Gloria Word and her husband, Rev. James Word (Son of Thunder) met and fell in love at Palma Ceia Baptist Church in Hayward, California in October 1986. Under the leadership of Rev. Charles F. Bennett, Senior Pastor, and Founder of Palma Ceia, Rev. Gloria was licensed to preach in 1992 and ordained in August 1996. Married for 36 years, they enjoy the love of their adult children, grandkids, 2 great-grandchildren, and their nieces and nephews. Her hobbies are swimming, reading, walking, and playing Dominoes with her incredible husband! She loves listening to several ministries, gospel, and jazz.
Professor Word is a newly published author. Her book, “Casual Christianity and the Loss of Family Values,” was published in March of 2020. Its birth took place during the season of the Covid 19 pandemic which was God’s perfect timing. This topic is her passion, and this book was developed from her stewardship of work at Good News Seminary and Bible College. Please purchase it at Amazon.com.
Dr. Word and her husband, Rev. James Word, are the founders of God’s Word Christian Ministries, a 5013c nonprofit that provides outreach in the communities at large through preaching, teaching, evangelism, and love offerings. The ministry is devoted to throwing out the net of God’s love pulling in those who are lost, lonely, hopeless, oppressed, and feeling like they are less into God’s Kingdom of love, salvation, deliverance, comfort, peace, joy, victory, and success.
- Prayer Warrior
- A heart for the lost souls and the hurting people
- Good News Seminary and Bible College, Tracy, CA 4.0 Doctorate of Theology 2019
- Good News Seminary and Bible College, Tracy, CA 3.9 Master of Theology 2017
- Good News Seminary and Bible College, Tracy, CA 4.0 Bachelor of Theology 2013
- Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mills Valley, CA 3.9 Leadership Degree 1996
- Class Valedictorian at Good News Seminary and Bible College in 2017 and 2019
⦁ Project Manager for the Thesis-Dissertation Division Good News Seminary and Bible College (2023).
⦁ Director Education Ministries – Christ Cathedral Church, Fort Worth, Texas (July 2022).
⦁ Professor Good News Seminary and Bible College 3 ½ years (2020).
⦁ Advisor of the Thesis and Dissertation Division – Good News Seminary and Bible College (2020).
⦁ One of two Interns at the Good News Seminary and Bible College (2017).
⦁ Pastor 13 years (2000 – 2013).
⦁ Assistant Pastor 3 years (1997-2000).
⦁ Prison ministry 26 years (1983 – 2009).
⦁ Convalescent ministry 12 years (1989 – 2001)
⦁ Spiritual health ministry for 21 years encouraging others through cancer (1996 – 2017)
⦁ Religious Chairperson for N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council, for the Tri-County (1996 – 2000)
⦁ Co-Founder God’s Word Christian Ministries – Ft. Worth, TX (1992 – Present).
(Originally God’s Word Worship Center – Hayward, & Tracy, CA)
⦁ “Casual Christianity and the Loss of Family Values” was published in March of 2020 and is available on Amazon.com in E-Book and Paperback.
⦁ Co-created Good News Research Handbook (March 2020).
⦁ Co-created a Manual for Deaconess Training PCBC (2001).
⦁ Created forms and procedures for the upstart company ONSITE a division of Aerotek (1997-2001).