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our Pastors & ministers

Theodore A. Faison SR

Senior Pastor

Rev. Theodore A. Faison, Sr is the lead pastor of the Living Water Christian Center Church. He is a loyal and dedicated shepherd, preacher and teacher. With his wife, the Rev. Linda M. Faison, he leads a charismatic congregation, in the urban setting of East Orange, New Jersey. Pastor Faison has a high commitment to biblical authority and the process of grasping complex theological issues, making them relevant and practical to everyday life. He demonstrates an ability to convey the uncompromised Word of God with simplicity and clarity. The aim of Pastor Faison’s teaching is to encourage the believer to have complete confidence in Jesus Christ and His ability to save and secure us.

A member of The John Maxwell Team, Theodore A. Faison has successfully completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program and is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker.

Rev. Faison graduated, with honors, from the Theological School of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, where he earned a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. There, he studied with the Rev. Dr. Vincent Harding, an author and associate of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.    Rev. Faison completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers, the State University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  An Army ROTC graduate, he served his country as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.

In addition, Rev. Faison has complimented his parish ministry by providing pastoral care for the residents, guests and staff of the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark, New Jersey. A supporter of foreign missions, he has traveled to Mexico and India to teach and pray with fellow pastors.

A family man, Theodore A. Faison, Sr. is a faithful father to his children and the devoted husband to Linda Marie Faison.

Linda faison

Executive Pastor

Pastor Linda M. Faison was born to the late Howard L. Bragg, Sr. and Mother Pearl Bragg and reared in East Orange, New Jersey.

She serves in ministry along side her husband Pastor Theodore A. Faison, Sr.  She is the devoted mother of four children.  

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Rutgers University, and her MBA from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

Pastor Linda committed her life to Christ at the age of ten.  She began teaching Sunday school at the age of thirteen and continues to be very active in church ministry.  She was ordained as a minister on February 1, 1987.  God has gifted Pastor Linda with the ability to minister in several areas.  She has served as Youth Leader, Youth Choir Director and Sunday School Teacher and Trainer.  Pastor Linda leads the Women’s Ministry and counsels’ church members, coordinates special programs and serves as chairperson of the Trustee Board.

Pastor Linda Faison’s desire is to exemplify the godly woman of Proverbs 31:

 “She spoke with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  She watches over the affairs of her household and she does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her”.

Pastor Linda Faison is a woman of virtue and excellence and ministers with prophetic anointing coupled with insight and wisdom.

Meet Our Church Elders.

It is the belief and firm conviction of Living Water that the Bible gives clear teaching concerning the functions and roles that godly servant leadership needs to fulfill in a healthy local church. At Living Water, the pastoral staff is responsible for leading the day-to-day ministry, mission and vision of our church. The Ministerial Team serves as the overall governing and support team for Living Water in fulfilling our vision and mission.

Eld Wayne Bragg

Eld Joyce Leake

Eld. Marsha Blackwell