October 2018   
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Pastor & First Lady

Reginald & Vanessa Fletcher

Pastor Reginald B. Fletcher was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the proud son of Lucille Manning.  The call to preach has been on him since he was a little boy. Raised in Indianapolis Indiana, he was active in the community and several small business ventures. Pastor Fletcher is an amateur carpenter and enjoys building things. His focus now is to build a people for God who will take the world for God one soul at a time.  Pastor Fletcher lives by his favorite scripture, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” – Philippians 1:21.  

Pastor Fletcher graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in special education and is a former high school teacher.  Pastor Fletcher is a student of the word of God; he is working on his doctorate in counseling and pastoral care at Trinity Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. He has a passion to bring the church of Christ together for Kingdom Building.  He desires to work in concert with sister churches to advance the Kingdom of Christ, meeting spiritual and human needs. 

Rev. Reginald B. Fletcher founded and organized the Living Word Baptist Church on December 20, 1992.Our membership consisted of five adults and seven children. The church was housed in the community center of the Beechwood Gardens public housing and later rented space from the Macedonia Baptist church on East 34th Street. He and his wife have faithfully led Living Word Baptist Church since 1990.  Pastor Fletcher and 1st lady Vanessa have one daughter, Charlene and one granddaughter, Laila.

Presently Pastor Fletcher serves as President of the Crossroads Baptist Association and Treasurer for National Action Network.  He is very active in Ithe ndianapolis eastside community.


Vanessa Scruggs Fletcher, a native of Harvey, Illinois, is the wife of Rev. Reginald B. Fletcher and first lady of Living Word Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN.  Mrs. Fletcher came to Living Word in 1990 upon her marriage to Pastor Fletcher.  Vanessa has a heart for the children and the people of God and is a true helpmate to her husband.

 Vanessa graduated from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana in 1979 with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and a Kindergarten Endorsement, she continued on to received her Masters degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana in Education Administration.  Vanessa worked 14 years as Kindergarten Teacher in the Indianapolis Public School System, 2 years as a Childcare Director at Day Nursery Association and currently works as Assistant Director at Child Care Answers Resource and Referral Agency. 

 First Lady Fletcher is currently serving as Co-Counselor with Pastor for couples desiring marriage, works with the children's ministry and is a member of Sister’s In Praise (S.I.P).  Vanessa volunteers as a health clerk for a Genessart Homeless Ministry; and is a member of Stand for Children and Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children.

 Vanessa Fletcher is a woman that truly believes in the power of prayer.  She often ministers to the women of the congregation and is loving and gentle- but honest as she points them to the word as a guide for their life.   

 First Lady Fletcher strives to live by her favorite scripture, “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4)