Bishop Rex Waddell has served both the congregation and the greater St. Louis Metropolitan Community since 1989. He also has worked as Overseeing Elder of the Second Episcopal Diocese of the Church of the Living God (C.W.F.F.) and served as the General Treasurer of the national organization.​


Married to the lovely Evangelist Roslyn Waddell for over 29 years, they have been blessed with two wonderful children, Chesley and Jordan. Pastor and Evangelist Waddell's personalities compliment each other and blend together seamlessly into an outstanding ministry team.


He graduated from Harris-Stowe University with his bachelors and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with his masters coupled with an extensive educational background in education, business administration and theology . Having served as a licensed counselor, educator and administrator, Bishop Waddell is able to bring a wealth of practical experience to the office of senior pastor.


He is greatly loved for his preaching and teaching style that is a delightful blend of inspiration, humor, and practical of biblical truths. Make no mistake about it, as the saints of old used to say. "He is really some kind of preacher!" We are certain that you will be blessed by his ministry just as we have been over the years.

Bishop Rex Waddell


There is a fresh wind of anticipation and a sense of jubilation that we are experiencing each and every day here at  Church of the Living God.


8901 Pleasant View Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

(618) 394-8901


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