Dr. Ernest B. Lightsey, Jr. founded Word of Faith Fellowship Church (WOFFC) and launched the first church service March 2003 in Overland Park, Kansas.
In ministry for over 35 years, Dr. Lightsey has served in many ministry capacities, and with the Lord's leading, has also founded the teaching ministry of Caring Within Ministries (1994), Caring Within Food Pantry (2008), Word of Faith for Today (2009), Faith Cares outreach ministry and educational foundation (2016) and the WOFFC Lightsey School of Leadership (2018). He teaches a solid, Bible-based, uncompromised Word of God. He is an author, mentor, and an encouraging pastor, who supports God's people with solid leadership, love, patience and kindness.
Dr. Lightsey holds a Doctorate of Divinity degree in Biblical Studies, is a former business owner and native of Kansas City, Missouri. His wife of 33 years, Pastor Joanie Lightsey, serves alongside him in ministry.