The Word of His Grace started on August 14, 1994, with Pastors Samuel and Velma Phillips, along with 14 other adult members. The church name was established and inspired by the Lord and based on the scriptures found in Acts 20:32 which reads, "And now brethren, I commend you to God and the Word of His Grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all them who are sanctified."
The Word of His Grace held its first two services in the pastor’s home and because of quick growth, moved its Sunday services to Kenly Recreation Center located in Tampa, FL., while continuing to have bible study in their home every Wednesday night. In April of 1995, because of its rapid growth, the W.O.H.G. moved to 121 Kings Ave North, Brandon, FL. Seven years later, in 2002, W.O.H.G. moved to its current campus like atmosphere located at 2506 S. Parsons Ave, Seffner, FL.
In the summer of 1995 while in prayer and fasting, Pastor Phillips received a word from the Lord, a mandate that said, “I want you to comfort them that mourn; especially those that mourn in Zion and this church shall be known as "The Healing Center.” Immediately, Pastor Phillips knew that word came from the 61st Chapter of Isaiah and it became the foundation of the vision of the Word of His Grace. He shared it with his wife, Pastor Velma and the congregation. As senior Pastors of The Word of His Grace Christian Fellowship, they moved on this inspiration from God to write the vision and to establish a healing center.
In Twenty years, they have carefully and skillfully guided God's flock through this blessed, but sometimes-challenging journey from its small beginnings in their Brandon home to this beautiful, campus-like facility. The Word of His Grace have come this far by faith, truly trusting and leaning on the Lord. As the congregation followed Pastor Phillips’ faith; in December of 1998, although, the church did not have the resources; God blessed them to purchase the current 8+ acres of land that they now occupy. By God's Gracious favor, the facility the church currently worship out of was given to them. In 2011, the W.O.H.G. purchased an additional 10 acres of land that lies directly across the street from their current location.
Pastor Phillips was ordained to the Office of Bishop in 2007. In 2014, after 20 years in ministry, Bishop Phillips accepted the Apostle’s anointing and to-date he oversees five ministries under the W.O.H.G Pastoral Alliance, including The Word of His Grace, Youngstown, Jamaica. Along with the W.O.H.G. Leadership, Apostle Phillips continues to be a blessing to these prosperous ministries.