The vision of Word & Worship church is simply to connect to God, connect to others, and connect others to God. This is what Jesus did, so this is what we do!
We gather people into the family of God, empowering them to grow into mature Christians, equipping them to give of themselves and to go into the world to make disciples all for the glory of God.
We have five locations currently in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We're located in Brighton Heights, East Liberty, Murrysville, North Braddock, & White Oak.
Rick Paladin is the Lead Pastor of Word & Worship Church. Involved since its inception in 1982, Rick began serving on staff as Associate Pastor in 1992 and assumed the role of Lead Pastor in 1999. His desire is to see the local church built by bridging generations, raising up leaders from within and changing the norm.
Natalie has a vision for women to grow into all they are called to be in every aspect of their lives. She leads Word & Worship Church’s H.E.R. Ladies Ministry and coaches Ladies Connection Group Leaders. Natalie shares her heart and experiences with a blend of sincerity, transparency and humor.
Pastor Rick and Natalie have been married since 1989 and have five children, Nicole, Alex, Greg, Kristina and Lexi.
At Word & Worship Church, we love kids! So we provide an atmosphere where kids can experience worship and hear the Word of God on their level! Each Sunday morning we have a nursery available for children 0-3 years and Kidz Connection for children K4-5th grade. These ministries are available at all of our locations so parents can enjoy a distraction-free worship service.
At Word & Worship, we are committed to getting outside the walls of our buildings and into the community and world around us to share the love of Jesus. We serve locally, through our Celebrate Recovery and Food Bank ministries. And globally, as we send 10% of our church out into the mission field across the world each year. We love serving people like Jesus did. Click below to find out more about the ministries we offer.