Tom Walters

Senior pastor

Tom was born in 1951 and graduated from Latrobe High School in 1969. He worked in construction for several years running heavy equipment. Tom gave his life to Christ in 1971 and answered the call to ministry in 1976. He attended the Free Gospel Bible Institute, where he graduated in 1979. He served in a local independent ministry for several years before founding Word of Life ministries in 1986. He has served as senior pastor there since that time. Tom and his wife Debbie were married in 1973 and have 2 sons, Jonathan and Nathan. Both boys are married and have blessed Tom & Debbie with 6 beautiful grandchildren. Tom's interests, besides his Love for his Lord and family & church, include street rods and motorcycles (especially Harleys) and his heart's desire is to see people grow in their love for Jesus and one another.

pastoral staff

  • nathan walters

    Worship & executive pastor

    Nathan grew up in Word of Life and initially came on staff as a Sound Engineer before becoming the full-time Worship Pastor. He also held the position of Youth Pastor from 2008 through 2020, but shifted to focus on Worship once again. As of 2023, he also now serves as Executive Pastor.

  • elaine frantz

    children's pastor

    Elaine is our LifeKIDZ Pastor and she pioneered many of the traditions kids enjoy at Word of Life. She loves seeing parents she taught as children bring their little ones to church. Elaine is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and an Ambassador for CASA of Westmoreland.

  • Rob Kantorik

    youth PASTOR

    Rob pastors our youth ministry, Life Students, alongside his wife, Christina. Rob also helps lead small groups within our young adult ministry, Lead.