meet the founder 

Bishop Michael Fuller
senior pastor
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Bishop Michael Fuller, Senior Pastor of Word of Life Tabernacle Church, son of Beulah Fuller and the late Charlie Fuller, is a servant of God committed to the up building, nurturing and sharing of the Gospel throughout the world.

Bishop Fuller began his Christian journey on June 6, 1980 and has served at Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. Jesse Jackson. He has also served under the leadership of Dr. Robert L. Bronson at St. Paul Full Gospel Baptist Church. Bishop Fuller also was groomed and prepared for ministry at Noah’s Ark Jr. Prayer & Healing Room under the Late Evangelist Lilly Levy and many other awesome and anointed men and women of God.

Bishop Fuller was called to military service in July 1984 where he served in the US Army and was sent to the Chaplaincy school in Ft. Momouth, NJ to train as a Chaplain’s assistant. He was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA from 1984 – 1989 and spent the remainder of his military service in Germany from 1989 – 1992. During his time in Europe the Lord began to speak to him about his future ministry. The Lord gave him the name “Word of Life” which is the name of the church today. He served as Assistant Pastor of the Babenhausen Germany Gospel Service from 1990 – 1992 under the leadership of Pastor Larry Herron. The Lord sent him and his family back to Fayetteville with a vision to launch a ministry work. In October 1994, Word of Life Tabernacle became a reality with a Kingdom mandate to set the captives free.

Bishop Fuller’s academic qualification coupled with the anointing of the Holy Spirit equips him for the great task of establishing the purpose of the church in the community and the world. He recognized a vision to become more effective and positioned for Kingdom purpose and therefore began pursuing higher levels of learning and education. Bishop Fuller took business courses with the University of Maryland and Chaplaincy training courses while in the military and earned his Associates of Applied Science degrees both in Business Administration and Marketing and Retailing from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Bishop Fuller has studied at Carolina Bible College earning his Associates of Biblical Studies, and a Certificate in Counseling. He has also completed courses toward his Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies at Carolina Bible College.  Bishop Fuller furthered his studies at Fayetteville State University earning his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  Bishop Fuller also served as the Director of Correspondence at Carolina Bible College, and is currently a Staffing/Recruitment Assistant with the Human Resource Management Service at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Bishop Fuller found an awesome and loving wife and partner in the person of Tammy Stevenson Fuller. For the past 28 years they have labored together in the work of the Lord building their family and ministry. Evangelist Fuller serves as Co-Pastor of Word of Life Tabernacle Church. They are the parents of three wonderful children, son, Michael & LaCinda Fuller, daughters, Nicole and Sharisha Fuller and six granddaughters.