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Having been raised in a family of men and women dedicated to Christian ministry in various capacities, Pastor Lumpkin felt from a young age that he was destined to follow in their footsteps. He accepted his assignment to the ministry while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Bethune Cookman University (BCU) in Daytona Beach, Florida and was ordained an Elder by the First Born Church of the Living God, Inc. in 1998.  An accomplished musician, Pastor Lumpkin traveled and performed throughout the United States with the BCU Gospel Choir. During this time he also served as Associate Minister under the leadership of Bishop Derek T. Triplett, pastor of Hope Fellowship in Daytona Beach.

Pastor Lumpkin was only 25 years old and newly promoted to the position of nursing home administrator at the J.H. Floyd Sunshine Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Sarasota when he felt a call to start the Abundant Life Christian Center (ALCC) in Sarasota. ALCC was formed in 1999 with just 11 members. In 2010, ALCC merged with Bethesda Word of Faith Church and became Light of the World International Church. In addition to his duties as Senior Pastor of LOTW, Pastor Lumpkin is also very involved in the local community. He currently serves as President of FOCUS Ministerial Alliance and is a board member of the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank and The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness.  Some of his previous involvements include two terms on the Board of Trustees of State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College) and serving as Director of Religious Affairs for the Sarasota Branch of the NAACP.

Pastor Lumpkin looks beyond the borders of Sarasota and the United States when it comes to “Impacting the Community.” His goal is to make a difference and take God’s message to the world community. To this end he has preached the Gospel and taken part in mission trips to Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, Uganda, India, and Haiti.  

He is a devoted husband to his wife Dali and a doting dad to their daughters- Sofia and Sunny. 

To request Pastor Lumpkin for weddings, funerals, baby dedications, house blessings, church visits, speaking engagements, pastoral counseling or for prayer, contact Trevor D Harvey, Executive Assistant/Armor Bearer to Senior Pastor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .