Pastor Daniel C. Oglesby
Founder and Senior Pastor
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Pastor Dan Oglesby is an inspirational teacher and preacher of God’s Word within the five-fold ministry gifting of Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist, Apostle and Prophet. Pastor O, as he is affectionately called, has a passion for people and the urban center of Grand Rapids, MI. Starting the ministry in their home in 2003, Pastor O and his wife Jo Ann have presided over the growth and construction of a new worship center, The Megaplex, which opened in 2012 on the LWCC campus located in the Boston Square Business District of southeast Grand Rapids. Having a location and state of the art facilities in the heart of the city, offers the ministry a great venue and platform to accomplish life-transforming ministries as articulated in LWCC’s mission and vision.
Pastor O has over twenty-five years of experience in senior executive roles with Fortune 500 companies such as SPX Corp., Dow Chemical, Corporate Express and the Health Care Industry. He has had experience in elective office on city council and as mayor. Responding to God’s call into the gospel ministry Pastor O has ministered in elder and associate pastor roles since 1983. Ordained in 2007 by his father in the gospel Bishop I.V. Hilliard of the Light Church in Houston, TX, Pastors Dan and Jo Ann became members of the Association of Independent Ministries (A.I.M.) under Bishop Hilliard. Pastor O is a graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary at Cornerstone, with a Masters degree in Ministry Leadership. Pastor O also holds a degree in the Health Sciences and a Masters degree in Public Administration. He is honored to have his sons and daughters active in the ministry.
Pastor Jo Ann Oglesby
Founder and Pastor
Along with her husband Pastor Dan Oglesby, she founded LWCC in the Living Room of their Kentwood, MI home in 2003 with eight people present. Lady O, as she is affectionately called, has remained pastor of administration and finances for the ministry. She is a graceful spiritual leader with a firm and quiet presence who also ministers the Word of God with great authority and power. Blessed with gifts of prophesy and an anointing for intercession, Lady O organized the intercession and ministry arts teams. Her unique interest in the spiritual well being of the women at LWCC resulted in the launch of the Women’s Ministry, the behavioral counseling ministry and ministries working with children and youth. She has developed a unique personal development and awareness program called “Pants and Skirts” which demonstrates her exceptional creativity and programming skills. Lady O has worked full-time in the ministry since its inception. This experience proved valuable and like her husband, was ordained in the gospel ministry by Bishop I.V. Hilliard of the Light Church in Houston, TX. Lady O is also a graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary at Cornerstone with a Bachelors and Masters of Arts Degree in Ministry Leadership. She is blessed to have her sons and daughters active in the ministry.