Living Faith Ministries
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21 years in business
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Living Faith officiated my wedding this week and Reverent Joseph was just amazing. The fact that he was able to come on such a short notice and in these tough times meant everything to my husband and I. On top of such a short notice, he even went out of his way to bring me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The whole experience was wonderful and beyond any expectations I had. Reverent Joseph was patient with my husband’s language barrier and made me feel secure about the entire ceremony. Thanks to Reverent Joseph and Living Faith, this was a very special day for my husband and I that we’ll hold in our hearts forever.May 6, 2020Verified
Living Faith Ministries was so amazing to us! We completed marriage classes through them before our wedding via Skype because we are out of state. These classes helped us grow as a couple and prepared us for marriage! Living Faith Ministries made our wedding process comfortable and smooth. I highly recommend using them as your officiant for your special day!Mar 8, 2020
Joe and Vonnie are incredible at what they do. I've witnessed them officiate multiple weddings (including my own) and all have been top notch. They really take into consideration how the bride and groom picture the ceremony to go, their beliefs, their guests, and their families. They always provide valuable insight as they have officiated many weddings and have seen what does and doesn't work. They're both very professional, but welcoming. You'll feel just like family with them.Mar 13, 2020
Joe and Vonnie with Living Faith Ministries were excellent officiants for our wedding. Being that our wedding was out of state for them may pose an issue for some, but they made it easy with thorough communication through the whole process. Before even planning the ceremony we had the opportunity to do pre-marital counseling with them via video chat; however, my now husband and I had already been enrolled in a class through a local church. We appreciated the option to do it with them, though, as it was an experience that we recommend every couple go through before making their vows. When we began planning the ceremony, we were given examples of weddings that they had previously officiated. This helped us see the overall structure, and allowed us to completely customize the ceremony to match our desires. We chose what we wanted it to include and not include, regarding scripture, unity ceremonies, worship, communion, feet washing, hand written or traditional vows, etc. Joe and Vonnie were so encouraging through the whole experience to help us create a ceremony that reflected God’s goodness as the two of us stepped into marriage. Our ceremony was so personal and well done that we had several of our friends and family say, “that was the best wedding ceremony I have ever been to!” What a compliment! If you are thinking about having Joe, Vonnie, or the two of them officiate your wedding, don’t think twice. They are thoughtful, caring, compassionate and their love for being a part of the unity of two people is abundant. Their conscious effort to get to know you as a couple before performing your ceremony is what sets them apart from others. With their help, you will have a ceremony that you can look back on with beautiful memories and no doubt that it was a true reflection of you and your significant other.Mar 15, 2020
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We want to make the cost for an Officiant to not be a burden on any couple. Our per diem cost per day is $150. up to 100 miles. There is a 50 cent milage surcharge for destinations beyond 100 miles. Destination Weddings quotes are available. SYMBIS Pre Marriage facilitating (3-6 month) cost is $200 per couple Active Military, Police, Fire receive a 50% discount. COVID-19 Special CoCOVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS FOR WEDDINGS Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing directives. We have several suggestions. #1 We will work with all of those that have signed an Officiant Agreement to reschedule on a mutually acceptable date. #2 We will perform a small 10 persons or less Wedding Ceremony on your original date at a place of your choosing and then at a later date perform a larger Reception Wedding Ceremony for no additional charge.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Recieving a confirming email from the customer detailing thier names, contact information, dates, location times and requirements. If they have questions before sending the confirming email they can contact me by phone. After receiving a confirming email from prospective client confirming their Date(s), Location(s) and Time(s) of Wedding Rehearsal (If attendance is required) and Wedding, we then contact our client and discuss the requirements they are wanting. We then send the client through email an "Officiant Agreement" for them to sign which outlines what we are providing and the agreed upon cost and how they can pay the 20% downpayment for our services in order to lock in our services for the dates requested. After receiving the completed "Officiant Agreement" and the 20% deposit we contact the client and discuss their Wedding Ceremony and provide them with a final draft. This can be done over the phone or by Facetime.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My wife & I have been ordained Christian Ministers for over 40 years. I have a Masters and Doctorate in Practical Ministry. My Wife and I are certified SYMBIS Pre Marriage facilitators and SYMBIS Marriage Mentors.