Living Water Community Church Leadership
Living Water Community Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Rick & Deborah Thompson
Lead Pastor & Woman's Ministry Director
Pastor Rick is the Lead Pastor of Living Water Community Church, a multicultural fellowship in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. He is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry. Pastor Rick was ordained into the Gospel Ministry on November 9th, 1997 and He, his wife and family have been in full-time ministry in South Florida since then. Under his innovative leadership, there has been dramatic growth in the ministries of Living Water and in the lives of those who place their trust in Christ. His ministry has been described as authentic, genuine, practical and intensely passionate. Pastor Rick’s relevant style of communication serves to enable listeners to come into an ever-growing personal relationship with God. Pastor Rick and his wife Deborah have been married since 1988 and have four beautiful children, Amanda, Ricky, Caleb, and Brittany.
Pastor Sean & Shelly Ogilvie
Worship Experience Pastor | Production
Pastor Sean is the Worship Experience Pastor of LWCC and oversees our Production teams, shoulder to shoulder with his wife Shelly. They have a passion to utilize avenues of technology to extend the reach of the Gospel. They believe we serve an excellent God and strive for excellence in whatever they do. A man and woman of faith, they embrace God’s promises, standing on His word. Pastor Sean and his wife Shelly have been married since 2005 and have three super, awesome, amazing sons.
Pastor Steve & Lena Diaz
Welcome & Greeter Coordinators
Pastor Steve and Lena have been married for 38 years. They both attended Kingdom Builders Bible College and it is the Joy of their lives to able to do the Lords work! They both serve as teachers of the good news, parents, and grandparents! They are dedicated to living by His grace, and preaching and teaching to live up to their full potential in Christ with humor, warmth, transparency and strength in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Acts 20:32 "And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified."
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Maegan started attending LWCC while she was in high school. Since then she has served on multiple ministries including Children’s, Youth, Dance and the Worship ministries. She has been the Executive Assistant at LWCC since 2017. Maegan has recently attained her Associates Degree at Broward College and is working on her Bachelors in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. She recently gotten married to her husband, Dylan. She has a huge heart for children and helping others in any way that she can!
Kids Ministry Director & Worship Director
Amanda is the Kids Ministry & Worship Director of LWCC who has a huge heart for families, and their connection to Jesus Christ! She is a graduate of the University of Miami with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She also holds a certification in Educational Leadership. Amanda was hired at Living Water in 2005. She is married to her loving husband, Erik Torres, and together they have two kids, Christopher and Lucas. She prays you encounter the presence of the Holy Spirit through all the gifts that God has so graciously given to each of us!
Janice received her Childcare Training in Jamaica almost 30 years ago. After meeting the standards of DCF here in Florida, she can proudly say that 24 years later, she is still able to fulfill her passion of working with children! Through Hospitality at Living Water Community, she has been able to not only serve our precious children, but also our adult members. Janice always gives a warm welcome, a call, or even a warm meal (hers are the best) to serve God's people. She is a true Christ ambassador, and her actions communicate who she represents!
Food Pantry Coordinator
Jessica is honored to be the Oasis Food Pantry Coordinator. She fell in love its mission and people the first day she began as a volunteer in 2018. Jessica has a bachelors degree in psychology as well as a teaching certificate in grades K -6. She has served as a leader in children's ministry, celebrate recovery, and has been an active member of the homeschool community. Jessica has been married to her best friend for 22 years and has 4 children, that she considers her world! She is excited to use her gift of mercy to extend hope and love to the food pantry community at LWCC!
Dance Team Coordinator
Dawn accepted the Lord as her Savior as a child & she still loves Him day by day. She considered herself blessed to be able to serve as the leader of the dance ministry at Living Water, since 2006. Dawn has a servant's heart as she works as a nurse. She loves to help all those she comes into contact with. She has a desire to continue lifting up the Lord in Spirit & in truth in this area & serve with other ministries in the fulfilling of the vision for this church!
Altar Ministry Coordinator
Ariel was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florica. She is a 3rd generation Christian and gave her life to Jesus at LWCC’s youth camp in 2008, where she met her husband Kevin! The most important roles Ariel fills are wife to Kevin since 2012, and mommy to Elijah John, and twins, Noah Gabriel and Isabella Grace. Ariel is a stay-at-home mother, a trained childcare professional, loves a good cup (or maybe many cups) of coffee, digging deeper into the things of God, and genuine relationships!
Mature Adult Director
Hazel is a was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Religious Education. She met and married Fred Thompson in 1964, they had three sons, Dean, Rick, and Fred. (yes. that's the same Rick as our very own Pastor - you guessed it, Hazel is his mom - though he always says she looks young enough to be his sister!) Throughout her life, God has played a very import role. She got saved at age 7 and the rest is history. Hazel is a prayer warrior and encourager! She is like a mom/grandma to everyone she mentors. Hazel is very passionate about telling people about the good news of Jesus Christ!
Social Media Handler
Gaby is the social media handler of Living Water Community Church. In 2016, she began serving on Broward College’s central campus with Inter-varsity Fellowship, an evangelical Christian campus ministry that works with students and faculty on college and university campuses. It is while serving on campus, her passion for ministry began. Since then, Gaby has served at LWCC on the worship team, and the children’s and dance ministries. Having a love for the arts, Gaby has taken on our social media platforms to keep our congregation informed, up to date, and encouraged.