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In-person starts January 2, 2022


We are here to help you live happily and successfully.

Life is a beautiful gift–even when it hurts. You need faith to endure the pain and come out on the other side stronger, healthier, and happier. You weren’t meant to go through this journey alone. That’s why the Church exists.

We believe that God is good and bigger than anything we can encounter and that we are all created to dominate our circumstances (not each other) to experience every good thing. Word Church Now is being built on the timeless foundations of faith, hope, and love.




Word Church Now exists to meet the needs of humanity with the Word of God.


Together we are a community of believers. We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 


We envision a relevant, impactful, and liberating community. We are letting it all go in favor of a positive faith.


We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.


We have an unrelenting confidence in the power of the Word of God. Jesus Christ is the living Word & the Savior of the world.


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.



  1. Prevailing Word Outreach Church was founded in 1985 by Pastors Bernard and Karen Smalls, in Anchorage, Alaska.
  2. Gathered around town until 1995 PW was one of the most diverse churches in Alaska.
  3. By 1987 we were on TV 6 days a week.
  4. Due to exponential growth, we moved into our third facility in 1990.
  5. Moved to Atlanta in 1995 to launch out into marketplace ministry.


Bernard Smalls

Visionary Teacher

Bernard has a true heart for people. He wants to see positive change in the lives of all that hear him and will not stop until that dream is fulfilled.

Karen Smalls

Executive Director

Karen is a creative communicator with a wealth of practical wisdom..

Aaron Smalls

Worship Leader

Aaron has a heart of worship. He leads us to the throne of grace with his passionate heart for worship.