Pastor & Staff

Steven and Faith Marquart


Pastor and Sis. Marquart have their beginning at LWC even getting engaged at the altar in the church in mid-2007 and have served the church in various capacities since they got married in late 2007 at LWC. They have been involved in several ministries over the past 13 years including Sunday School Teachers, youth staff, Assistant Youth Pastor, Youth Pastor, Music Director, Executive Assistant to the Pastor, Assistant Pastor and now serve in the role of Pastor beginning August 2020.  

Pastor Steven Marquart was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM graduating from college in 2003 with his Associate degree and from ExCell through TBC with his Associates degree in ministry. Pastor Marquart has a passion for souls, Bible Studies, and genuinely loves people. He has constantly grown in ministry challenging himself first obtaining his General License with the UPCI and is currently an Ordained Minster with the UPCI.

Sis Faith Marquart was born in Connecticut and raised in Maine. She attended Bible School in 2000 and went back home to serve her local church body. Sis. Marquart moved to Rio Rancho in 2007. Sis Marquart has her A.S. in Business Administration Management, her B.S. in Human Resource Management, and her Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership. Sis. Marquart currently serves as the church’s music director as well as assisting in several other facets of ministry.

Both Pastor and Sis Marquart are honored to serve the saints of LWC and the community around them. We hope you feel welcomed as you visit LWC and that you choose to make LWC your church home.

Evan and Natalee Mendoza

Assistant Pastor

Reverend Evan J. Mendoza has been a member of Living Word Church since 2001.  Attending Living Word Christian Academy and the ExCell program through Texas Bible College, he has acquired his Associates Degree in Theology.  He began the Ministerial Program 2011 and has been a Licensed Minister through the United Pentecostal Church International since 2018, as well as a standing member of the Deacon Board. Bro. Mendoza has been the Sunday Praise leader since 2015, and actively a part of Music Ministry since 2011.

Sister Natalee J. Mendoza first became a member of LWC in 2012. Coming from a small town in Texas, she grew up in a Pastor’s home where she cultivated her skills of singing and playing instruments. She teaches Sunday School and leads the Choir as a Choir Director under the leadership of the Music Director.

Both Bro. Mendoza and Sis. Mendoza fill the roles of leading teens and young adults in our assembly. As such, providing teachings, activities, and an outlet for young people to express themselves. He and his wife have been working closely with Youth and Hyphen Ministries as Youth Pastors since 2019, and Assistant Youth Pastors since 2014.

Jesse and Hollie Medina

Spanish Ministry

Brother Jesse Medina was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico.  He immigrated to the United States in 1974 where he lived in the Los Angeles area.  He later moved to San Luis Obispo, CA.
Sister Hollie Medina was born in Michigan and moved as a teenager to California.  She lived in the Los Angeles area and moved to Morro Bay, CA.  She and Jesse met in 1980 in San Luis Obispo.  They moved back to the Los Angeles area in late 1980.

1981 was an eventful year for the Medinas.  They attended a revival service at an Apostolic Church in Pomona, CA where they had an encounter with the Lord.  They married in November 1981 and were baptized a month later in the Name of Jesus. Their first son was born in 1981 as well.  

Brother Medina was ordained into the ministry in 1989 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  In 1990, the Medinas moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to assist in starting a church in the city.  After serving as the Assistant Pastor for several years, they moved to take a position as Pastor in Taos, NM, successfully building a congregation in the city.  In 2003 the Medinas moved to Rio Rancho, NM so Sister Medina could complete her degree at the University of New Mexico.  It was at that time they joined the Living Word Church family.

Sis. Medina earned an Associate Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor Degree in Business Management.  The Medinas work in the Spanish Ministry with Living Word Church, serving the Hispanic population of Rio Rancho and the surrounding areas.  Sister Medina works at the University of New Mexico.  They have five children and two granddaughters.

Raymond and Heike Daly


Brother Daly was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. Brother Daly is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976 until 2011 when he retired. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. 

While in the military, Brother Daly received the Holy Ghost in Biloxi Mississippi in 1983. He received his local license in Hawaii in 1995. He was General licensed in Tokyo Japan in 1998. Brother Daly established and pastored a church in Mons Belgium in 2001. He was ordained in Brussels Belgium in 2002.

Sister Heike Daly was born and raised in Butterstadt Germany. She received the Holy Ghost under a UPCI missionary in 1985. She received a Master’s degree in nursing as an RN in Germany. They met at a church single’s banquet in Frankfurt Germany and were married in 1990 in Hanau Germany. Her ministries include teaching youth Sunday School, teaching Adult Sunday School and church Social Director.

The Daly’s served in various ministries in numerous churches across Europe and Asia over the past thirty plus years. Brother Daly has been active in ministry teaching Adult Sunday School, Care Group & Small Cell Ministry, Men’s Bible Study and preaching. The Daly’s are new to Living Word Church. They love the Lord and have a burden for souls.

Justin and Casey Newcomb


Bro. Justin Newcomb, originally from Albuquerque, moved to Houston, TX as a child. While attending University of Houston to study architecture, God led him out of the world into a life with Him. It was also in Houston where he met his wife, Casey. Sis. Casey Newcomb was born and raised in church has been singing as long as she can remember.

Shortly after they got married, they moved to Nacogdoches, TX. There they served faithfully in various ministries. Together they taught all ages of Sunday school and took on various special projects such as special decorations and graphic design. During their time there Bro. Newcomb ran the sound, preached when called upon and started a thriving men’s ministry. Sis. Newcomb served faithfully in the music ministry, the churches private school and could always be found serving behind the scenes.

When they felt the desire to move out to New Mexico, they found LWC and felt right at home. Since coming to LWC in 2018 they both serve on the praise team, choir, youth committee and have taught Bible studies. Justin is a Wednesday night praise leader; he directs the sound and livestream team and is one of our ExCell instructors. Casey currently serves on the Ladies Hostess team and head book nerd at the church’s bookstore and as assistant treasurer.

Together they have a passion to reach and minister to both those that have never heard the Gospel as well as those that have been in church their entire life.