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Rev. Larry and Rev. Yvonne Pettiford are husband and wife and are dedicated to winning souls for Christ.  Through this ministry they support local organizations that care for and aid those who are abused, neglected, and homeless.

Rev. Larry Pettiford

Former Chaplain of the ASU Men's Basketball Team

Pastored a church for three years

Held chapel services for collegiate and professional sports teams:  ASU Men's Basketball Team, UCLA Men's Basketball Team, Oregon State Men's Basketball Team, New York Giants, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Rattlers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, and Denver Broncos.


He has delivered his personal testimony to numerous church communities from CA to FL, has been invited to preach the gospel to numerous youth groups, retreats, churches and prisons.  He also made a guest appearance on the Meadowlark Lemon Show on Trinity Broadcasting.

His personal testimonty is in booklet form which is titled From Prison to Victory which is available on Amazon and Barns and Noble.

Rev. Yvonne Pettiford

She has taught elementary students in the public school system for 25 years              She plays the piano and has a CD entitled Hymns of Inspiration - a CD composed of traditional Christian hymns 

She is an author and has her first book published 

She also has her personal testimony in pamphlet form which is titled You Don't Have to Stay There


     This ministry believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by holy men as they were let by the spirit of God.  It is infallible and the final authority in all that is said and done.  There is only one true God manifested as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

     The Lord Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary and is God manifested in the flesh.  He was crucified on the cross for the atonement of all mankind, resurrected from the dead, and ascended to heaven.  He lives in the hearts of those who accept Him as Savior.

     In the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in those individuals who receive the fullness of His Spirit, and the powers, gifts and demonstration of the first church are still active today.


This ministry worships the Lord in Spirit and in truth with the singing of hymns, prayers to God, and the teaching and preaching of the Holy Scriptures.


This ministry accepts the Bible as an all-sufficient basis of historical doctrine and practices, recognizing the free activity of the Holy Spirit to provide guidance and scriptural clarity.

Hope in the Word Ministries
P.O. Box 1031
Sun City, AZ  85372

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