Pastor Karl A. Francis is a church planter, conference speaker, and visionary. He is the senior pastor of Living Word Open Bible Church in Cooper City, Florida, which he planted 26 years ago. He is a dynamic man of God, who is passionate about his faith, evangelism, and leadership development. During his ministry, which extends more than 40 years, Pastor Francis has mentored many leaders, including church planters.
He frequently ministers nationally and internationally. He currently serves on the national, Global Missions, and Southeast Region boards of Open Bible Churches U.S.A., and is South District Director of the Southeast Region. He also serves on other community boards.
Karl Francis is by training an engineer and banker. He is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica; the College of Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Jamaica; and the University of Miami, Florida. He holds Certificates in specialized disciplines from the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin. Prior to engaging in full time ministry, Rev. Francis served as Executive Director of a Miami banking consortium. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in ministry.
Pastor Francis lives in South Florida with Dyrie, his wife of 42 years. They have two grown sons, Jonathan and Bryan.