Who We are

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world 1 John 4:17


About Our Pastor

Reverend Mehran Payandeh, Sr. resides in Simsbury, CT where he serves as Senior Pastor of LifeWay Family Worship Center since 2003. He is a graduate of with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering. He also received a degree in Theology from Jimmy Swaggert Bible College. 
He has served in ministry for more than 34 years in Pastoral roles and Church planting. He is a passionate leader who demonstrates the heart of the Father and is relentless in his desire to share the grace-filled message of Christ to all. He is a sought out anointed speaker to the body of Christ, reaching across denominational barriers to unite the body of Christ with the apostolic message of God in Christ.
He has established and assisted in several church plantings in the United States as well as abroad. Rev. Payandeh has spoken to national church leaders in Ghana and Nigeria, Africa including the military leadership of Nigeria. He is currently in the process of authoring several books.
He is a devoted husband and father, married to his beautiful wife, Iris for more than 30 years and has two sons, Dr. Mehran Jr. and Micah.
He also sits as an apostolic leader of LifeWay Global Harvest, Inc., an International organization with its focus on the harvest and church planting.
Iris Payandeh is more than the pastor’s wife; she is a cherished member of our church family, embodying compassion, grace, and unwavering faith. 
With a heart dedicated to service and a spirit infused with love, she plays an integral role in fostering a welcoming and supportive environment within our congregation. 
She has served in ministry with her husband for more than 30 years and together they share the mission to spread the good news of the gospel of Christ. 
Beyond her role in the church, she is a gifted and anointed speaker to the body of Christ.  Her deep understanding of the word of God, keen insight and sensitivity to the Spirit of God has made her an influential leader, teacher and speaker.
Her prophetic insight and wisdom of the Kingdom of God has helped many in regard to spiritual warfare, direction from God and bringing healing to those that have suffered wounding in life.
She is an anointed musician, composer and singer who ushers the people of God into the presence of the Lord through worship. 
Her ability to connect with youth and children has resulted in seeing scores of young people receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
First and foremost, she is a loving wife and devoted mother of two amazing sons.

What We Believe

We believe that the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are without error, infallible, and the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Holy Bible are the complete and divine revelation of God to humanity.
Bible References: 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21

We believe in One God – the Eternal Spirit, who created all things for His pleasure. He is absolute in power, infinite in wisdom, holy in His nature, attributes and purpose – possessing total deity. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity. He hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who believe according to His Word.
Bible References: Genesis 1; Deuteronomy 6:4,5, 39,40; Revelations 4:11

God has revealed Himself as FATHER (in giving life – creation), as SON (in reconciliation of humanity), and as HOLY SPIRIT (in regeneration of lives.)
Bible References:  John 14:16-18; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:16,17; 1 Timothy 3:16

We believe in JESUS CHRIST, who is both God and man. He is God incarnate [in flesh;] the image of the invisible God; God manifested in the flesh – God’s only begotten “son.” We believe that, as a son, He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and taught with authority. He died for the sins of all humanity, had a bodily resurrection, ascended into heaven, and will return again.
Bible References: John 1: 1-3, 14; John 3:16; Colossians 2:8,9

We believe that salvation is a gift of God given to humanity by grace and received by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith is more than mental agreement, intellectual acceptance, or verbal profession. It includes trust, reliance, and commitment. We cannot separate saving faith from obedience. People are saved by repenting of their sins, being baptized in the Name of Jesus for the remission [removal] of their sins, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost [the infilling of the Spirit of God.]
Bible References: Acts 2:38,39; 1 Corinthians 2:12,13; James 2:17,18; 1 Peter 3:21

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and are alienated from God until reconciled with Him. People are totally sinful and unable to remedy their lost condition. They are reconciled to God only by God’s grace [God’s unmerited favor,] which is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Bible References: Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23 – 25; Ephesians 2:8

We believe the Church is the living, spiritual body of believers of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head. The church functions as Christ would function in the earth, seeking to find lost souls for the purpose of bringing them to salvation. Signs and wonders, including divine healing, are part of the Church’s ministry, as they were part of the ministry of Jesus on Earth.
Bible References: Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Colossians 1:18,19

We believe there is eternal life in a place God has prepared for those who accept His grace and receive His gift of salvation. There is also eternal destruction of those who reject His grace and refuse His gift.
Bible References: John 3:5,6; John 14:2,3; Romans 6:23