Dr. Jack W. Hayford

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Dr. Jack W. Hayford is the Founding Pastor of The Church On The Way, located in Van Nuys, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. In 1999, he celebrated with his wife Anna thirty years of faithful leadership and fruitful harvest to the congregation. Dr. Hayford is also Founder and Chancellor of The King's Seminary, which was formally dedicated during the 1999 Autumn Leaders Conference.

Pastor Hayford has become an acknowledged "bridge-builder," helping to forge healthy bonds among all segments of the Church. He is recognized for his balance in preaching the Word, avoiding extremes while not diluting or compromising the demands of truth - graciously revealing the heart of a holy and merciful God.

Pastor Hayford's heart to bring unity to the Body of Christ has given him an open door to minister in all kinds of settings, including LOVE L.A., a gathering of pastors from Los Angeles united in prayer on behalf of our city; as Master of Ceremonies over a million Promise Keepers at the Mall in Washington, D.C. in 1997; serving as a key participant in the Nationally Broadcast Concert of Prayer held each May on the National Day of Prayer; and hosting the annual Pastors Seminar.

Pastor Hayford has authored almost three dozen books and is the General Editor of the Spirit-Filled Life publications produced by Thomas Nelson Publishers. He has composed over 500 hymns, songs, and choruses, most noted of which is the classic "Majesty," written in 1978.

Anna Hayford has been described as "being real." She does not let the pressures of life try to mold her into something she's not, but remains true to herself while devoitng time to her main ministry call—her husband. When schedules permit, she is a plenary speaker, both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of The World Changers Award (1998), from Foursquare Women International and has been a guest on many popular Christian radio and television broadcasts.