Anthony entered public ministry in 1980, while attending Bible Training at Pentecostal Bible College in Fresno. He joined Church of Living Water as Associate Pastor in 1996; and became Lead Pastor in 2005, describing the heart of COLW as the passion of his life.
Anthony is known as an expert teacher and preacher of the word, an intercessor and a leader who flows in the prophetic. Never one to stop learning, Anthony earned his Bachelors and subsequent Masters Degrees in Theology. He also serves as Assistant Superintendent for the Pacific Western Network Ministries.
Anthony and his wife, Laura have been married since 1986; and are parents to four biological children and seven adopted children. Being called to ministry together, they believe the most meaningful expression of Kingdom principals is seen clearly in the relationships of marriage and family life, and the greatest disciples are made at home.
Chris & Rachael Watson
Admin, Worship Pastors
This couple is a gift to the Body of Christ at COLW. Chris served as Youth Pastor from 2006-2022 and added the assignment of Administrative Pastor in 2017. He is also the Director of Youth Ministries for the Pacific Western Network Ministries.
Rachael has been Director of Worship and Fine Arts since 2006; and has effectively trained numerous others as worship leaders in both the local church as well as in our conference. Rachael also leads a weekly Connect Group.
Roger & Lennie Halvorson
Roger Halvorson is the founding Pastor of Church of Living Water and the retired Bishop of 45+ churches in our conference. Both ordained pastors, Roger and Lennie have given their lives to influencing others to embrace Christ Jesus as their Savior and Lord, having ministered throughout the United States as well as internationally.
They have discipled others throughout Central/South America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Stuart & Ann Chandler
Elders, Women's Ministry Director
Stuart and Ann Chandler have served as elders at COLW since 2012. As parents of two teens, they have a passion for young people, discipling them to love Jesus, to become grounded in the Word and to live a Spirit filled life. Ann also serves as Director of Women’s Ministry.
Dale & Martha Allen
Elders, Licensed Church Minister
Dale and Martha Allen joined the COLW family in August 2008, and enjoy serving in a variety of ministries. With a heart to serve, they are currently elders, Connect leaders, and coordinators of the Sunday morning prayer teams. Martha also serves on the worship team, and is an IPHC licensed church minister.
Elder, Intercessory Prayer Director
LeRoy is a Fresno native, raised by godly parents who trained him up in the ways of the Lord. As an avid reader, he is a Teacher Librarian in Fresno Schools as well as a Teacher and Director of Prayer Ministries at COLW. He also facilitates a weekly Connect Group.
Ben & Jocelyn Akioyame
Robert & Jessica Sandling
Robert and Jessica are long standing members of the Living Water family since 2009. They love serving as worship team members and leaders in Children's Ministry. Both have a passion for teaching children the Gospel and illuminating the lessons of the Bible in fun and exciting ways.
Jonathan & Felisha Holmes
Financial Peace University, Ushers, Preschool Class
Jonathan and Felisha have a heart for Christians to be free in all aspects, and particularly in their finances. He and Felisha have been certified trainers of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University since 2014. Jonathan also leads our ushers in service each week and Felisha is the Lead teacher of our preschool class.
Men's Ministry Director
Marty has been involved in men’s ministries and food distribution ministries for many years. He believes he is called to serve the Body of Christ as our Director of Men’s Ministry, with a vision for men to be open with one another, encouraging each another to reflect the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.