About the Ministry

About the Ministry

Jack Hayford Ministries®

Jack Hayford Ministries® (also known as Living Way Ministries®) is a non-profit outreach dedicated to strengthening the Church of Jesus Christ through the teaching ministry of Pastor Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California (1969-1999). Dr. Hayford is also founder and chancellor of The King's University in Southlake, Texas.

Today, the scope of Jack Hayford Ministries® includes:

  • SPIRIT FORMED® Television
  • The Store
  • Online School of Pastoral Nurture (OSPN)
  • The King's University
  • The Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture
  • Online Bible Studies with Pastor Jack


The television ministry of Pastor Jack Hayford began June 20, 1977 when he ministered a series for the Trinity Broadcasting Network called Teach Us To Pray, which continued until September 1980. In 1979 Pastor Jack also taped the series, Ask Anything, which included his well-known "Nehemiah" teachings. These half-hour telecasts launched Pastor Jack's broadcast ministry and what has today become Jack Hayford Ministries®. In the late 1980's, the Lord opened up an opportunity for a one-hour television program featuring Pastor Hayford's pulpit ministry--a reflection of the life and worship of The Church On The Way. The first broadcast in this new format aired on October 25, 1987; Pastor Jack's message was "What To Do When You're Downcast." In April 1991, this one-hour program was renamed Living Way, and it aired on over 500 television stations for eleven years. Then on September 15, 2002, a new half-hour program, SPIRIT FORMED®, was introduced.

Pastor Jack's weekly television broadcast can be seen worldwide via this website. New programs upload every Saturday and can be accessed 24/7 in our Free Archives.


Pastor Jack's radio ministry started in October 1981 as a weekday, half-hour radio ministry to the members of the congregation at The Church On The Way. The program was originally titled FreeWay and later was renamed LIVING WAY RADIO®. Soon the balanced teaching of Jack Hayford was being requested by radio stations worldwide. On the LIVING WAY RADIO® broadcast, Pastor Jack draws on a rich lifetime of study in God's Word to bring new light and meaning to the listener's spiritual education.

The LIVING WAY RADIO® weekday radio podcast is carried on radio stations throughout the U.S. You can stream the audio free from anywhere in the world via this website.

Jack Hayford Ministries® is a member of the National Religious Broadcasters.

The Store

This facet of the ministry distributes the extensive catalogue of audio, video, and published resources of Jack Hayford via the website and by mail/telephone order. Resources include the thousands of teaching messages from his 30-year legacy as pastor of The Church On The Way. Jack Hayford is the author (or co-author) of more than 100 books and served as the General Editor of the Spirit Filled Life® Bible and the Spirit Filled Life® Commentaries. He is also the composer of over 600 songs, including the internationally known "Majesty." Considered a "pastor to pastors," the resources of his teaching and preaching ministry offer a wealth of wisdom to grow and disciple the Body of Christ. In addition to easy access from this website, The Media Store may be reached by calling 1-800-776-8180 (outside the U.S. call 1-818-779-8525).

Online School of Pastoral Nurture (OSPN)

The Online School of Pastoral Nurture (OSPN) provides ministry resources and support for pastors and leaders, and is designed to reinforce leadership principles taught at the on-site Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture. The site is currently undergoing an exciting transformation.

The King's University

Founded by Dr. Jack Hayford, who also serves as chancellor, The King's University is a Spirit-filled center designed to equip men and women for effective and godly leadership in the Church and community. The vision of the institution is to train mature servants who are spiritually vibrant, biblically strong, theologically, balanced, Spirit-empowered, ministry-equipped, and culturally sensitive. The school seeks to integrate biblical and theological training with practical skills essential for effective witness and ministry.

The Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture

A leadership advancement program focused on increasing ministry effectiveness of pastors and facilitating personal growth and renewal. In a small group setting, 45 leaders spend an intensive week with Pastor Jack Hayford in disciplined reflection and interaction. The sessions involve meaningful instruction, intimate sharing, and gracious worship, as Pastor Hayford shares what God has taught him over 50 years of effective pastoral ministry.

Online Bible Studies with Pastor Jack

Online Bible Studies with Pastor Jack offers a variety of six-week video courses for personal enrichment, bringing together an interactive global community in inviting non-credit environment. Every week, each course presents two new video lessons by Pastor Jack plus weekly readings from the course textbook, online discussion, quizzes for fun and growth, and personal interaction with course moderators. Along with growth in the Word, the goal of these studies is to strengthen believers as bold and effective ministering agents of the Kingdom of God.