Paul & Maria Foslien
Founding and Senior Pastor
Paul Foslien is the founding pastor who started Living Word Family Church in 1998. Since then, the church has continued to grow and is known in the community for creatively impacting the people of Southwest Florida through “I Love My Community” outreach events and disaster relief efforts.
Pastor Paul’s life in ministry started as a young man wishing to answer the call God placed on his life by attending RHEMA Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he studied under great men and women of God. After Bible school, Paul, Maria, and their children moved to Belarus in the early 1990s where they were missionaries and started a church that continues today.
Maria Foslien’s life in ministry began in 1986 serving at Living Word Christian Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, she studied and grew and now oversees the music ministry here at Living Word Family Church.