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

  • sheldon moore

    administrative executive pastor

    Sheldon grew up in West Virginia and has been in ministry for 43 years. He has a Masters Degree from Geneva College. He enjoys golfing and spending time with friends. He and his wife, Connie, have two children who are both married and are proud grandparents of four little ones.



  • elaine frantz

    children's pastor

    Elaine is passionate about teaching children about Jesus. She pioneered many of the traditions

    kids enjoy at Word of Life and loves seeing parents she taught as children bring their little ones

    to church. Elaine graduated from Hempfield Area High School, PA Jr. College of Medical Arts,

    the International School of Ministry, and Kidmin Academy. Elaine is a member of the American

    Association of Christian Counselors and an Ambassador for CASA of Westmoreland. She enjoys

    family time, creative writing, and country drives.

  • nathan walters

    worship pastor

    Nathan grew up in Word of Life and has always been involved. He initially came on staff as a Sound Engineer after he attended the Recording Workshop in Ohio, and then transitioned into the full-time Worship Leader. He held the position of Student Pastor from 2008 through 2020 and is still the Worship Pastor for our Sunday morning services. Nathan and his wife, Ali, have two sons, Milo & Oliver.

  • Sheena Abraham

    Young Adult Pastor  |  Volunteer Coordinator

    Pastor Sheena is the Young Adult pastor and Volunteer Coordinator.  She graduated from Nyack College in 2008, where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies and Pastoral Ministry with a minor in Bible. She received her Masters of Arts in 2013 from Liberty University in Counseling with a concentration of trauma.  Pastor Sheena is currently a counselor with Christian Counseling Associates and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Pastor Sheena currently resides in Greensburg.