Meet the Pastors


Bishop Kenneth and Wanda Phillips

...are servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. They have pastored The World of Pentecost, PromiseLand since 1973. During this time, because of blessings and the efforts of many, phenomenal growth has included over 18,000 people being baptized in Jesus' Name. The streams of this mighty river have been experienced world-wide through radio, television, the printed word and crusades.


Associate Pastor Charlie & Caren Lujan

...grew up worlds apart; he in Austin, and she in Brazil. They have both served the church in many capacities through the years. Now, their ministry has emerged as one of the leading initiatives into the future of PromiseLand Church, as they pastor the single adults of C.Our.Age Ministries with a passion to harness trending technological advancement into effective Christian Community. Friday Night Life has become a rallying point for many college aged believers who desire an authentic worship experience and Christian fellowship geared to "speak the language" of their generation. They desire to reach the campuses, concert halls, social networks and coffee houses of the world with the message. If you join them on a Friday night, you are liable to hear them proclaim as one voice: "North! South! East! West! Give up the sons and daughters that belong to God!"


Associate Pastor Jarrod & Karissa Baker

...both come from a distinguished background of missionary families in Brazil. They met and married in the PromiseLand Church, where they served as the Youth Pastors. Their ministry has led Teen Destiny to victory against all odds in a world that has targeted teenagers for spiritual failure. Pastor Jarrod and Karissa Baker oversee Teen Destiny and are now serving the ItTakes2 Ministry helping married couples and parents to build a Christ-centered legacy in their homes and families.


Worship Pastor Cristopher & Shantasky Washington

Both Louisiana natives, have an impeccable heart for worship and music ministry that edifies God and leads others into His presence.  Pastor Cris strongly emphasis' not falling in love with a style of worship but rather focusing and loving the God of worship. Knowing that music is an emotional stimulate and one of the greatest mediums of expression, Pastor Cris is sensitive to the Holy Spirit's guidance within the worship experience. Serving as Worship Pastor, he believes in promoting harmony not just vocally but in the everyday lives of ministry partners and fostering relational bonds through the love of God and music. In his words, "If the music doesn't minister, it doesn't matter".