Senior Pastor A.L. Downing


Dr. Downing served as a chaplain for 21 years of a twenty-four year career in the United States military as a chaplain. Dr. Downing served in the Iraq chaplain 14 months and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.  Dr. Albert L. Downing received his Bachelor’s degree from Roanoke Bible
College now named the Mid Atlantic Christian University. He is the first
African-American to graduate from the Roanoke Bible College.

Pastor Downing received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC and his Doctorate degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Campus in Charlotte, NC. Pastor A.L. Downing is the founder and senior pastor of Living Faith Christian Center (LFFCC), a multi-cultural non-denominational church located in Columbia, South Carolina. Pastor Downing is also the founder of A.L. Downing Ministries which has over 100 Global churches under his tutelage. He is the author of “Launch Out on God Word.”

First Lady Inza Downing 


First Lady Inza Downing earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Intermediate Education, and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. First Lady Inza Downing has worked as an elementary school teacher and an adjunct professor at Winston Salem State University. First Lady Inza Downing worked for the Department of Defense as a School Liaison Officer. First Lady Inza Downing is Co Founder of Living Faith Ministries in Columbia, South.

Pastor Curtis HAMILTON 

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Curtis L. Hamilton, Sr. is co-owner of C&H Financial Services and District Leader with Primerica Life Insurance Company.

Mr. Hamilton is very active in his community.  He served as former Trustee with the Richland County Public Library, a former member of the NAACP, former president of the SC Association of Blacks in Energy while employed with SCE&G, former United Way Volunteer, and currently Chairman of the Advisory Board for Christ Central Ministries – Columbia Station.  Mr. Hamilton and his wife Elder Cenell Hamilton founded Faith Builders Ministries (FBM) in 2009 to expand their work in the community.  Pastor and Elder Cenell Hamilton are currently serving at Living Faith Ministries under Pastor A. L. Downing and First Lady Inza Downing. They are currently attending Living Faith Ministries’ School of Theology.