Our Mission

The mission of Anointed Word Ministries is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. Our mission states that We are committed to the salvation, deliverance, development,and empowerment of the family of God as well as the community. We are dedicated to the building of God’s Kingdom in the earth and whose worship is Spirit-filled and Bible-based.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Barbara was born in Newark, NJ to the late Richard J. Barbara and Mrs. Bertha L. Barbara.  He is the second son of five children. He later moved to Ridgeland, SC where he graduated in 1976 from Ridgeland High School earning his diploma. He served in the United States Army for 20 years as Non-commission Officer.  While serving in the military he attended various leadership and technical schools. He retired in 1997 with honors. He is married to the lovely Dorothy Allen Barbara of 36 years who has worked beside him as Co-Pastor in the ministry.  Two children DorRon and  Brooke and two grandchildren Jordan and London. Apostle Barbara received an Honorary Doctor Degree in Biblical Studies from the Bethea Biblical Institute, Fayetteville, NC.  He will be pursuing his Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Carolina Bible College. Apostle Barbara started his work for the Lord in 1991 when the Lord saved him in the desert land of Sierra Vista, AZ.  He was not looking to be saved but God had already predestine his life that he had served the world long enough and that it was time to give unto God in his kingdom.  He was ordained a Deacon in 1992 and in1996 ordained a Minister. He was later ordained as an Elder by Bishop Jobe Lathan, True Vine Temple. There he served six years in the ministry that was preparing him for the work God had for him. Anointed Word Ministries was conceived in the heart of Apostle Ronald Barbara in 1999. Apostle Barbara’s ministry originated in his home with bible study in June 2002.  The Lord later blessed us with a place of worship in the Hollywood Heights Community Center where we are presently located. He was ordained Pastor of Anointed Word, September 22, 2002 under the covering of Bishop Carl Ellis, Christ Temple.  Presently, under the covering of Apostle Robert Covington, Harvest Time Christian Center, Wilmington, NC. Apostle Barbara is a man after God’s own heart he is a man of ethics, honor and integrity.  He will not compromise the Word of God, which births our church motto “Jesus Magnified and Never Compromised”.  Apostle Barbara is the type of Pastor that has a heart for the flock that God has given him to care for.  He is a Pastor that his purpose in life is to help God’s people develop their purpose, their destiny and to build people of character.  


Co-Pastor Dorothy Barbara is the co-founder of Anointed Word Ministries.  She was born in Ridgeland, SC and later moved to the Bronx, NY as a teenager. She is married to Apostle Ronald Barbara and the proud mother of two children, DorRon and Brooke, and the grandmother to Jordan and London.  She is a firm believer that God first, then family. She serves as the Co-Pastor of Anointed Word Ministries Church of the Living God.  She has been pastoring for the past seven years under the covering of Apostle Robert Covington, Harvest Time Christian Center, Wilmington, NC. Co-Pastor flows under the anointing of Evangelist and Prophet.  She boldly speaks the word of God in and out of season.  God has used her as a vessel to bring about deliverance and healing and to teach salvation to the lost. Co-Pastor is the Director of the Women’s Ministry. Co-Pastor Barbara is a woman of integrity, vision and strength to whoever she comes in contact; no one is a stranger to her.  Her greatest witness is her ability to relate to people in whatever state they find themselves in.  Her compassion for mankind along with her love for the Lord has made her a great asset in the kingdom of God. She is a purpose minded woman.  Her mind is made up; “For God I live and for GOD I will die.”  


Dr. John Bethea serves as an elder at Anointed Word Ministries, Fayetteville, NC after joining the church in 2006. He is Director of Out-Reach Ministry, taking the word to the elder and shut-in. He often states that as a child he dreamed he would teach and preach the word of God but he fought it for years. God had a plan for his life and Dr. Bethea was called to preach the gospel in 1993.  He was ordained at the Church of the First Born, Washington, DC in 1995.   He went on to serve as Associate Pastor at the Church of the First Born; and later became Pastor of Eternal Life Christian Church, Suitland, MD.  Dr. Bethea served as a trustee on the board of Truth University, Suitland MD.  He served as Police Chaplain with the Amtrak Police Department under the Council of Governments Chaplains of Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Dr. Bethea has in operation an internet radio station, www.live365.com/stations/bethea1944, WJMPB 102.3 FM Radio .  A 24 hour Gospel Music Station featuring the Anointed Hour of Power with Pastor Ronald Barbara and Co-Pastor Dorothy Barbara, Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Bethea is also the president and founder of Bethea Institute of Biblical Studies, Fayetteville, NC. The school offers a structured Diploma Program. Dr. Bethea received an Associate of Religious Education Degree from Family Radio School of the Bible, Annapolis, MD , BS in Religious Education from All American University, Washington DC, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, Masters of Arts from Saint Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies, Washington, DC with an Academic Discipline of Theology.  Also, Dr. Bethea received his Doctor of Philosophy from Saint Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies, Washington, DC. He also received training in Sex and Drug Counseling. Dr. John W. Bethea, native of Dillon, SC has traveled the world serving his country during his many tours while a member of the US Army and the US Marine Corp.   He settled in our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC, working in law enforcement.  He retired after thirty year of service as a Federal Police Sgt for AMTRAK Police Department. Dr. Bethea now resides in Fayetteville, NC with his lovely wife, Mary.  They are proud parents and even prouder grandparents.