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Our Misson
What we believe in
WORD OF LIFE CARLSBAD IS A MISSIONS MINDED CHURCH OF MANY AGES.  OUR MISSION IS TO SHOW EVERYONE THAT
GOD IS MADLY IN LOVE WITH THEM.
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It is our mission to create a personal experience for each member of your family to grow with God and those around you.
4.We think every member
of your family is important
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We see the church as bigger than our walls.  We have embraced our responsibility to take the message of hope to the people of our community and world
5.Our vision is both
personal and global
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Whether inside the church or out on the street, Jesus in us goes beyond all boundaries.
6.We will welcome you
with a smile
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Our message won't be about you and what you did but about Jesus and what He did
7.We believe The Bible is
not a book of rules but a
revelation of a person, Jesus
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Our Core Values
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1.We will pull out all the stops to introduce people to Jesus

In short, God is Madly in Love with You!  We will do things some view as insane to make sure everyone knows that.
2.We believe that to know God is to know His word and to know His word is to know God

The written word of God is His autobiography, His self portrait, His profile.  It’s the only way to truly know Him.
3.We think of you as family

From the moment you walk into Word of Life, we consider you our family.  Every member valuable, with a special purpose, and function.
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Daniel Shirley is Pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational church, in Carlsbad, NM.  He was born in Paris, AR, however, raised in Carlsbad, graduating high school in 1976.  He met his lovely wife, Susan, a native of Oklahoma.  Susan was born and raised in Tulsa, OK, graduating from Berry Hill High School in 1976.  Daniel and Susan married September 9, 1978.
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Beginning the fall of 1982, Pastor Daniel Shirley attended Bible School at Word of Life in Sand Springs, OK, graduating in May of 1983.  He served as Director of School of Life in Sand Springs from 1986 to 1991.
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In July 1991, Pastor Daniel and Susan Shirley moved back to Carlsbad, NM.  Mandated by God, they started Word of Life Church on September 8, 1991.  Their dream was to carry the vision of Word of Life in Sand Springs, OK of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every family member and people throughout the world.  Over the years, the vision statement has been modified to All the Family, All the Word, All the World, which simply means Word of Life’s vision covers family, Jesus as the uncompromised Word of God, and the world.  Pastor Daniel and Susan have seen the church grow from its first worship service held in the Rodeway Inn Conference Room to a store facility to its present location, which includes a sanctuary, classrooms, fellowship café, game room, bookstore, and offices.
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Pastor Daniel and Susan Shirley are blessed with 2 children, Jason and Courtney, and 5 grandchildren.  Pastor Daniel’s interests include his devotion to ministry and spending time with his grandchildren.  Pastor Susan’s interests include cooking, spending time with family, and major league baseball.
Pastor Daniel & Susan Shirley
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Jason Shirley is Youth Pastor of Word of Life Church in Carlsbad, NM.  He was born in Tulsa, Ok, and at the age of 10, moved with his family to Carlsbad where he graduated high school in 1999.  Answering the call of God on his life, he attended Rhema Bible Training Center to prepare for ministry and graduated May of 2002.

While attending Rhema Bible Training Center, he met his lovely wife, Tiffany.  She was born in Downey, CA, moved to Tulsa, OK at the age of 2 and graduated from Charles Paige High School in 2001.  They married August 10, 2002.
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Pastor Jason and Tiffany moved to Carlsbad, NM on February 14, 2003 to become Youth Pastors of Word of Life Church and work under the direction of his father, Pastor Daniel Shirley.  Pastor Jason also serves as Worship Leader of the church’s music ministry, while Pastor Tiffany also serves as office manager of the church.  With great love for youth, Pastor Jason and Tiffany have a vision to raise up the next generation of Christians to lead their world.
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Pastor Jason and Tiffany are blessed with 2 beautiful children, Brooklyn and Connor.  Both Jason and Tiffany enjoy watching and playing sports, movies, and spending time with family and teenagers.
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“I don’t believe this generation is not a passionate one, they just haven’t been given anything to be passionate about” – Pastor Jason Shirley
Pastor Jason & Tiffany Shirley
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Daniel Shirley is Pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational church, in Carlsbad, NM.  He was born in Paris, AR, however, raised in Carlsbad, graduating high school in 1976.  He met his lovely wife, Susan, a native of Oklahoma.  Susan was born and raised in Tulsa, OK, graduating from Berry Hill High School in 1976.  Daniel and Susan married September 9, 1978.
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Beginning the fall of 1982, Pastor Daniel Shirley attended Bible School at Word of Life in Sand Springs, OK, graduating in May of 1983.  He served as Director of School of Life in Sand Springs from 1986 to 1991.
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In July 1991, Pastor Daniel and Susan Shirley moved back to Carlsbad, NM.  Mandated by God, they started Word of Life Church on September 8, 1991.  Their dream was to carry the vision of Word of Life in Sand Springs, OK of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every family member and people throughout the world.  Over the years, the vision statement has been modified to All the Family, All the Word, All the World, which simply means Word of Life’s vision covers family, Jesus as the uncompromised Word of God, and the world.  Pastor Daniel and Susan have seen the church grow from its first worship service held in the Rodeway Inn Conference Room to a store facility to its present location, which includes a sanctuary, classrooms, fellowship café, game room, bookstore, and offices.
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Pastor Daniel and Susan Shirley are blessed with 2 children, Jason and Courtney, and 5 grandchildren.  Pastor Daniel’s interests include his devotion to ministry and spending time with his grandchildren.  Pastor Susan’s interests include cooking, spending time with family, and major league baseball.
Pastor Daniel & Susan Shirley
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Around WOL
See the Latest around Word Of Life Carlsbad
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Checkout the latest Series
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It’s Time To Dream Again
Listen
Watch
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Checkout our latest blog post
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Word of Life Blog
See More
Read
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Checkout our latest video
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Word of Life Daily
See More
Watch
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It is our mission to create a personal experience for each member of your family to grow with God and those around you.
4.We think every member
of your family is important
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Whether inside the church or out on the street, Jesus in us goes beyond all boundaries.
6.We will welcome you
with a smile
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Our message won't be about you and what you did but about Jesus and what He did
7.We believe The Bible is
not a book of rules but a
revelation of a person, Jesus
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We see the church as bigger than our walls.  We have embraced our responsibility to take the message of hope to the people of our community and world
5.Our vision is both
personal and global
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Our Core Values
What we live by
1.We will pull out all the stops to introduce people to Jesus
​
In short, God is Madly in Love with You!  We will do things some view as insane to make sure everyone knows that.
2.We believe that to know God is to know His word and to know His word is to know God

The written word of God is His autobiography, His self portrait, His profile.  It’s the only way to truly know Him.
3.We think of you as family
        
From the moment you walk into Word of Life, we consider you our family.  Every member valuable, with a special purpose, and function.
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Our Misson
What we believe in
WORD OF LIFE CARLSBAD IS A MISSIONS MINDED CHURCH OF MANY AGES.  OUR MISSION IS TO SHOW EVERYONE THAT
GOD IS MADLY IN LOVE WITH THEM.
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God is madly in love with you
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