Mike and Carole Coomber established Living Word Church in 2016. The church was planted as an expression of New Forest House of Prayer to be a gathering place for those with a heart for worship and prayer, and to see God's kingdom come in greater measure. Mike and Carole both have an extensive teaching ministry, teaching and discipling on many biblical themes. Their heart is to see God transform lives and establish His kingdom rule in New Milton, the New Forest and beyond.

Mike is a worship leader, songwriter and graphic designer, with a desire to train up musicians and singers to use their gifts prophetically. His heart is to see the end-time church fully functioning in the power of the Spirit, equipped, prepared and ready for the return of Jesus.

Carole is a retired headteacher, with many years of experience in seeing young people come to faith in God and growing in discipleship. Her life vision is to be a lover of God who empowers others to become lovers of God.