Joel Sadaphal, Senior Pastor


Building “big” people (those that impact their environment, not just merely existing in it), is the ministry passion of Pastor Joel Sadaphal. Declaring that, “the Kingdom of Father, not only comes to lives but is to be transmitted through lives” he believes that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

Called by God to ministry and upon graduation from college in 1982, he served in several capacities in his local church, Deeper Life Christian Fellowship. He was thereafter ordained in 1989, and installed as the Executive Pastor of that local assembly. In 1993 Joel founded LIVING WORD and presently serves as its Senior Pastor. He is joined in ministry by his wife MaryAnne and their daughters Danielle, and Stephanie. LIVING WORD is multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Christian Church in Queens, New York.

A Kingdom perspective, coupled with a compelling desire to see city and regional transformation, Pastor Sadaphal has in years past organized the Queens March for Jesus, served as the Queens Billy Graham Crusade and Pray New York Coordinator. Joel is founder and Executive Director of the KINGDOM PARTNERS NETWORK (KPN). KPN is a network of Pastors, whose monthly meetings provide, fellowship, refreshing, as well as addressing, through it collaborative efforts, the needs of the borough.