By: Jacqueline Miles
(PNS) If you have never visited LCE (Life Changing Experience) Church, be prepared to enjoy a real God given the opportunity to walk and talk with down to earth people and a pastor that truly understands life and all of its experiences.
Beginning Friday night, members and friends began their celebration with Pastor Paul Jones of Church preaching the service and giving God the glory.
Sunday morning continued the celebration as His Holy Spirit showed up and showed out as He reigned in the service. No one was untouched by the message and the indwelling of the Spirit.
Sunday afternoon, the climate continued as New Dimension Christian Center ‘s Pastor Greg Burns delivered the Word to the congregation. “Don’t let anyone talk against your leader.” If you knew how long he has prayed for you, struggled for you and labored for you, you should give God praise.”
In the spring of 1996, God began to deal with then Bro. Montgomery concerning the state of the Music Ministry in the city of Pensacola. He was very disappointed at the lack of musical progression of the Church, particularly among African Americans. So in September of 1997, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, Bro Montgomery facilitated his first Gospel Music Workshop ©. The Worksh9p was a great success. The response that was coming forth was that individuals and groups were being equipped, educated, and empowered.
Over the next few years, the Workshop grew and continued to be effective. But, we also noticed that something else was happening. During this time, people were getting saved, lives were being changed, and people were being filled with the Holy Ghost, people were discovering gifts and callings, something else was going on. Also during this time, Bro. Montgomery found himself in a spiritual leadership role to a large number of the people that was involved with a spiritual leadership role to a large number of the people that was involved with this Music Ministry.
In May of 1999, Bro Montgomery acknowledged his calling into the ministry and later that year on the 4th Sunday in August, the Life Changing Experience Worship Center was birthed. In that first, service 18 people joined months nearly 100 people had joined this new church. Later Pastor Montgomery realized the fact that the Workshop was set-up to prepare and push him into where he is today.
Over these years, we have seen Go do many awesome things through this Ministry. Souls have been saved; lives have been impacted and restored. The church has also been a great blessing to the community as well as the entire city through the various Conferences, Events, and seminars that we have.
In 2006, they purchased a new building and began an ambitious renovation process: and with God’ help a lot of prayers and some very hard work, on the 4th Sunday in august 2008, they moved to their present location. This allowed them to expand their ministry to include office spaces, classrooms, Youth Church, and a kitchen/fellowship area.
The LCE Worship Center is a progressive church that is on the cutting edge. Pastor Montgomery strives for excellence so that the people of God can be impacted in every area of their lives. God has inspired them to birth 12 departments with over 41 ministries and teams to facilitate the awesome Vision that God has assigned to this man and woman of God for this church to reach souls for Jesus Christ.