Pastors & Staff

Bill Rogers

Senior Pastor

Pastor Bill was saved on Mother's Day at Word of Life.  In April of 1983, he accepted the call to pastor right here at Word of Life and has pastored for more than 40 years. His heart is to see the body grow into their God given abilities as they the "saints" are equipped for their work of ministry.  Bill is truly a father in this house of worship.  Bill and his wife Beverly plan over the next 10 years to see 3 churches panted from Word of life as well as raising up the next generation of leaders for this church as they leave a legacy and a ministry prepared for the future God has for Word of Life, Bentonville.  

Miguel Carbajal

Hispanic Pastor, Palabra de Vida

Pastor Miguel is originally from Central Mexico where he helped plant or start several churches still thriving today. His continued oversight and development of these churches makes him a great part of the Word of Life team.  "Palabra de Vida," translated from Word of Life is working to reach Bentonville and the surrounding areas through small group development and additional church launches. Pastor Miguel's heart for the Latin American community is the driving force behind his work as he links arms with other local churches in unity to impact Northwest Arkansas with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. 

Jeff Dixon

Associate Pastor / Church Planting

Pastor Jeff has been with Word of Life since 2009 where he has served as youth pastor, school of ministry director,  media pastor,  young adults pastor and now church planter.  Pastor Jeff is currently overseeing Word of Life, Siloam Springs in addition to his regular responsibilities around our main campus in Bentonville. He is married to Vanessa now for 22 years and they have three beautiful daughters. You will most likely find Pastor Jeff carrying out multiple tasks at once but if you catch him away from his desk where he is managing websites, working in graphic design and planning the next young adults or daughter church service; you will find him in one of our auditoriums enjoying time in the presence of God.  His heart is to see the up and coming generation engaged in their place in the church and experience  daily a move of God in their lives. 

Terry Poindexter

Associate Pastor / AVL &  Arts 

Pastor Terry is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, raised in a pastor’s home.  He comes to us with years of ministry & music production experience. He is deeply passionate about studying and teaching the Word of God. He loves to experience the presence of God and release revelation that comes from time in the Word. He and his wife Gretchen enjoy leading worship together. You will find them both on the platform  Sunday mornings leading the congregation into the presence of God. You will also find Pastor Terry teaching and leading the congregation alongside the other pastoral staff.

Caleb Ellis

Student Pastor

Pastor Caleb comes to us as a graduate from John Brown University; he is married to his wife Meghan who teaches in the Bentonville Public School System.  Caleb's call to be a youth pastor isn't a temporary or stepping up calling; he is prepared and working in this capacity for the long haul; it's what he wants to do in ministry.  He looks for practical ways to connect with students showing them a relationship with Jesus is real, powerful and necessary.   His teaching style directly connects a student to the message of the gospel and his life points the student to a daily life with the Lord in His presences.   

Vanessa Dixon

Interim Children's Director

Vanessa has been involved in Word of Life's children's ministry for many years. She is married to Pastor Jeff Dixon one of our staff pastors. Vanessa is a published author and gifted teacher. Even though Word of Life is currently looking to hire a children's director, Vanessa is able to move forward with direction and vision for our children's ministry. 

Shelly Rogers

Office Administrator

Shelly is Pastor Bill's daughter and no one keeps Word of Life moving forward more than she does.  Shelly focuses on the daily operations of the church while maintaining the church finances and records.  Shelly has a heart of worship and prayer with a strong prophetic gifting.