Our Pastors

Dr. Jean McEntire

H. Jean McEntire is an anointed Apostle, a visionary, a mentor to women and an influential Bible teacher with love for the Word of God. Her insights into the principles of God's Word are amazing, and her teaching is contagious. She is an influencer of people and a motivational preacher/speakerat conferences, seminars and church services.

Jean is the wife and ministry partner of Alexander. She and her husband planted Word Alive Christian Fellowship in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2000. They are overseers of three pastors and two Apostles of churches and two Apostles of a prison outreach ministry. They also established a church in Lira, Uganda. They are members of the Christian International Network of Churches, under the leadership of Bishop Bill Hamon and the oversight of Dr. M. Leon Walters, Apostle.

Jean is the mother of Lyndon and Tangie and the grandmother of Cristian, Gordon, Lennox and K. Faith. She considers her role as a wife and mother closely aligned with her highest calling as a teacher of the Word of God.

Dr. Jean is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and an honorary recipient of a Doctorate of Divinity from Saint Thomas College, Jacksonville, Florida. She is an avid student of the Word of God, and stands firm on the vision God has given her to teach, affirm, exalt, disciple, and demonstrate the application of God's Word in her life.

Pastor Jean is the founder of the Beauty for Ashes Global Women Ministry; a ministry that empowers women to let God exchange the ashes in their lives for the beauty of love, joy, and success as they pursue their purpose in Him. She also sponsors a scholarship fund to help women who have come through grave adversity, are getting their lives back on track by surrendering their lives to God, and are in pursuit of higher education. Dr. Jean also supports an orphanage in Kenya; Hope Community Center, and serves as a Director of the Partners for Hope Board in America. She and her husband sponsor an organization: Partners in Education that educates children in Lira, Uganda. She also teaches at the New Life Temple Bible College.

Jean has secular experience as a teacher, a director for the State of Ohio, a business executive of a worldwide company, and a Canadian company. She is a community leader who has served on various for-profit and non-profit boards as a director. She's a prolific writer and the author of several inspirational books.  Both local and national publications and organizations have honored her for her outstanding community service and leadership. She is a recipient of the 2017 President Volunteer Service Award, President Barack Obama, but she'll quickly tell you that her most significant achievement is to be a servant of the Most High God!

A Commemoration of Apostle Alexander McEntire

We, the congregation of Word Alive Christian Fellowship, are grateful to have had such an outstanding leader, Pastor Alexander McEntire, Jr. He was a man who lived up to the meaning of his name, “Helper of Mankind.” He was actively involved in community affairs and served as a helper of people in various positions: President of Cain (Churches Active in Northside), member of the Northside Kiwanis, and Boy Scout Executive, among others.

Before God called him to ministry, Alexander served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. He graduated from Temple Bible College with a bachelor's degree and served as an ordained minister of the gospel for 36 years. He and his wife/ministry and ministry partner planted the Word Alive Christian Fellowship in 2000, and he founded the Word Alive Church of Uganda in 2016. He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 2010 from Saint Thomas College, Jacksonville, FL. Bishop Bill Hamon of Christian International ordained him and his wife, Dr. H. Jean, and they worked under the direction of Dr. M. Leon Walters, Apostle.

Apostle Alexander loved everyone he met, giving him the name “Apostle of Love.” He was patient, kind, understanding, and openly embraced people. Pastor Alexander had a heart for winning lost souls and compassion for the hurting. He influenced many people's lives through his preaching, teaching, and book, “THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.”

Alexander was a loving, attentive, and approving husband. He was the oldest of seven children, the father of two children, the grandfather of four, and the great-grandfather of one.

Pastor Alexander loved to share the gospel. He often taught about the power of salvation and the Courtroom of Heaven. Still, out of all the things he taught us, the one thing that stands out the most is his teaching us by example to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37) and to love others as Christ loves us (John 15:12). He left an indelible imprint of love in our lives.

His favorite scripture was Galatians 2:20, which reads, “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Apostle Alexander expressed his utmost desire to FINISH WELL and hear Jesus say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.” As he entered the portals of Heaven, giving his distinctive shout…HALLELUJAH! We believe he heard just that.



Pastor Tangie Lewis

Tangie Lewis currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Word Alive Christian Fellowship of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations and oversees the Hospitality Ministry. Her ministerial responsibilities require some of the skills required in her secular job. She manages the church calendar and schedules and coordinates church events and activities. She also ensures alignment within the ministries to achieve the church’s mission.

Apostles Kevin and Laverne Anderson

Music, Worship, and Arts Leaders.

Pastor Janice Gibson

Pastor Janice Gibson is a beloved member of the Word Alive Pastoral Team. She passionately shares God's word and connects our earthly realm to the spiritual through intercessory prayers. Her ministry includes helping those in need, bridging the gap between spiritual and everyday life, and equipping believers to fulfill their God-given destinies. Pastor Janice has a compassionate heart for the broken and overlooked, offering restoration to all. Her outreach extends to those in jail and our local community, spreading faith, hope, and redemption. Together with our pastors and leaders, she is dedicated to nurturing a vibrant community of believers, impacting lives, bringing healing, and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her radiant dedication lights our inspiring journey of faith and ministry.

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