Living Faith Ministries
Living Faith Ministries

Living Faith Ministries

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Introduction: WEDDING OFFICIANT Our goal is to see you have the most amazing wedding that you want so that the rest of your life you will look back on your ceremony as the most amazing start of your life together. COVID-19 ISSUES and DISCOUNTS FOR WEDDINGS (These earlier restrictions are currently being determined on an individual basis as the Covid 19 Vaccination is now available it is our belief that these restrictions will be gone by summer) 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 Wedding Ceremony with guest limits that conform to the current New York State limits. (currently 50% Capacity of the venue with 150 person limit. #3 We will perform a New York State Wedding utilizing Zoom or FaceTime for $100. (As long as the NY State Governor's Executive Order is in effect.) #4 If any Covid testing is required there will be an additional fee to cover the cost. #5 We offer a 50% discount to all Active Duty U.S. Armed Forces members and Active Law Enforcement Officers. #6 Our Parsonage's backyard is available for your wedding in a small group of 10 or less at no additional charge. If it is just you and your fiancee my wife and Father-in-law can serve as your witnesses. We have a deck with a retractable awning if it is raining or snowing. #7 We also love to officiate Wedding Anniversary, Vow renewal, and Commitment ceremonies for those that are celebrating special years. As well as Vow reaffermation ceremonies for couples who have decided to continue in marriage after a period of separation. #8 If you just need someone to officiate your ceremony you can make an appointment to come to our parsonage and we will perform a short ceremony and complete your marriage license for a fee of $100. There is an additional Travel Fee of $50 per hour of drive time for distance's over 1 hour away from Webster, NY. And an additional fee of $100 for Holidays. My wife and I are both ordained Non Denominational Christian Clergy. I have a Masters and Doctorate in Practical Ministry. We both serve as Wedding Officiants. While we both can perform weddings independently we have also co-officiated several Weddings. We also have been Officiants at destination Weddings throughout the United States. We are even able to serve as Wedding officiants in some foreign countries depending on their and U.S. laws. PRE MARRIAGE CLASSES As certified SYMBIS pre marriage facilitators we provide a pre marriage course for those who desire it. We can do this via conference calling or internet video conferencing Our goal is to make your Wedding Day all you imagined it would be. For SYMBIS Pre Marriage facilitating there is a $50 initial consultation fee. The investment for the SYMBIS Pre Marriage course is $515 per couple. This includes 2 SYMBIS Books, 1 Women's Manual, 1 Men's Manual, 2 on line SYMBIS Assessments and 8 1hr conference sessions either by phone or by internet video conferencing. The initial $50 consultation fee will be applied to the $515 cost leaving a balance of $465. Payments can be made in 4 equal payments of $116.25. We reserve the right to only perform traditional Christian Weddings, Anniversaries and Commitment Services between a man and a woman. We also provide Christian Biblical based Spiritual & Life Coaching!

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Linda R.

Wedding Officiant

We had Living Faith Ministries officiate our Wedding in September. Vonnie was our officiant and she was wonderful. Very easy to work with, she offered a lot of help in preparing our vows and was responsive to all of our wishes. On our day, she was supportive before, during and after the ceremony. She took care of finalizing our marriage license and even gave us 2 lovely hand made (by her father) wooden heart trivets, which we have displayed in our living room. She is a kind and lovely person!
Nov 3, 2021
Angela K.

Wedding Officiant

I cannot say enough about Reverend Joseph Askins. Not only was he professional, charismatic and soulful, but his ceremony was delivered with perfection. By the end of the days leading up to and including the wedding, he had become a member of the family. I originally contacted him when our prior officiant canceled, and I now know that everything happens for a reason. We will never forget Reverend Joe and the soft spoken way he delivered the most meaningful mass of our lifetimes. I loved that he dressed as if he was performing an in-church mass, and somehow it made the ceremony that much more eloquent and deep. He even gave us hand carved gifts made by his elderly father, which we cherish deeply. I would like to just hang out with the Reverend because he is truly special. We give our eternal thanks to the Rev for giving us our special day.
Jun 23, 2021
Chase O.

Wedding Officiant

Rev. Askins was a very great choice for an officiant for our wedding. He was extremely professional and was very helpful with everything to help make our special day so amazing. His positive attitude was an absolute delight to be around and he was genuinely happy to be the one to join me and my wife in marriage. I don’t think I could have asked for a better officiant and I would strongest recommend him for anyone else’s special day as well.
May 31, 2021
Karissa P.

Wedding Officiant

My husband and I are so thankful we found Rev. Askins to marry us. We had the most amazing wedding we could’ve ever asked for and we were blessed to have him be a part of that (especially with how last minute everything was) I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking to be married he was the best!
Oct 24, 2021
Jasmyn B.

Wedding Officiant

My wedding was 8/24/2021 he did very good, and asked questions to make sure we was comfortable. Perfect pricing. He’s not just in it for the money he loves what he do.
Aug 27, 2021
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  • 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 surcharge for destinations beyond 100 miles. Destination Weddings quotes are available. SYMBIS Pre Marriage facilitating (3-6 month) cost is $515 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.

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