Senior Leaders

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Apostle Derek Talbird

Apostle Derek Talbird, the founder and overseer of Living Word Memphis, is a man after God’s own heart. He is filled with a shepherd’s heart, that he regularly demonstrates in vertangible ways for the people he is called to lead. He was born in New York City, New York, but was brought up in Memphis, Tennessee. Apostle Talbird entered the United States Navy after graduating high school, where he learned many valuable skills to help lead God’s people. He displays a God-given ability to relate to people from all walks of life, with a special concern for young people and those whose day-to-day lives have become overly burdensome. Apostle Talbird was baptized at the age of 19 at The Garden of Prayer Church in San Diego, California on February 22, 1992 by Elder Joseph R Hall. Upon coming up out of the water he was baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Apostle Talbird served in several ministries before being called by God to be set over a flock. He was ordained as an Elder by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in Los Angeles, California.

 On March 28, 2010, Living Word Memphis held its first service, and God has been confirming His ministry with many signs, wonders and miracles. Apostle Derek was ordained as an Apostle in October 2016, by Apostle Matthew Stevenson, who is the founder and overseer, of the All Nations Network.

Apostle Derek Talbird’s goal is to build a healthy church, connect with other like-minded leaders and congregations, and to extend GOD’S Kingdom expression throughout the city of Memphis, Tennessee, the southern region, and the nation for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Apostle Derek Talbird is a world-renowned deliverance minister, who utilizes biblical methods and techniques to administer spiritual and physical deliverance in individual and group settings. To book Apostle Talbird for a deliverance session or to administer a deliverance service, please email 

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Senior Pastor Chanielle Talbird

Pastor Chanielle Talbird, the wife of Apostle Talbird serves as Senior Pastor of Living Word Memphis, and is affectionately known as “Lady C.” Pastor Chanielle is the founder of L.A.U.N.C.H. Women’s ministry, an organization that provides a safe place for women to share stories, learn from life experiences, and thrive together in the power of sisterhood. Pastor Chanielle has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus through hospitality, and she is often found extending her ministry beyond the church walls as a birthing doula, professional development coach, mentor to un-wed single mothers, and much more. 


Pastor Chanielle has a diverse upbringing being originally from St. Andrew, Jamaica of the West Indies, growing up in Brooklyn, New York and then relocating to Atlanta, Georgia. 


Pastor Chanielle is recognized as one of the founding leaders of Embassy International Worship Center in Atlanta, GA, founded by Apostle Bryan Meadows and Pastor Patrice Meadows. At Embassy International, Pastor Chanielle served in Pastoral Care, Hospitality, and was ordained an Elder. In 2014, Apostle Derek Talbird and Pastor Chanielle met at Embassy International where their mutual love for Jesus and a life submitted to ministry led them to a life together in marriage.


In addition to the many spiritual sons and daughters gained in ministry, Pastor Chanielle and Apostle Talbird are the happy parents of a blended family of 5.

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