Pastor Lawrence Shakir is the Founding Pastor of The Foundation of the World Church, he and his wife Danetria Shakir have two boys together; Joshua and Isaiah Shakir. Aside from spending quality time with his family, Pastor Shakir loves to play video games, ride bikes, skate, and watch suspense movies. Pastor Shakir accepted the ministerial call and has been teaching the word of God since January 2000.

Beginning with the children's ministry at his local church, Pastor Shakir discovered the significance of explaining the Bible in practical, simple ways so that his audience can build a relationship with Jesus Christ. In January of 2001 Pastor Shakir decided to start a weekly home Bible Study for his family who had little to no interest in Christianity. One of the main objectives for the Bible Study was to give his family a strong foundation in Christian living by teaching them out of the Word of God. Surprisingly his family began to invite their friends, neighbors and co-workers.

It was then that God gave him the vision of, "The Foundation of the World." Pastor Shakir realized that most of the people attending were unchurched, rejected, misunderstood, people that just wanted real answers to their questions. This encouraged Pastor Shakir because he found his personal audience, which wasn't so much the average traditional committed church attendee, but it was the hurting misguided individual who still wanted a strong relationship with God.

Soon Pastor Shakir began visiting all types of rejected hurting people in Homeless Shelters, Hospitals, Youth Correction facilities, Prisons, etc. continuing to give them Solid Biblical teaching for the level from which they were on. Before long Pastor Shakir received the position and ordination of Youth Pastor from World Overcomers Church one of the most prominent, leading churches in Memphis, Tennessee.

Finally after ten years of building and strengthening other youth and children ministries in the Memphis Tennessee area, Pastor Shakir felt the call to begin a new church outside of Tennessee. Behind much prayer and advice, the Shakir family set out to begin the journey for the Kingdom of God in January of 2009. Finally after a few stages of failing and learning, Pastor Shakir made plans to open the doors of this new church on the first Sunday of 2015 giving it the name, “The Foundation of the World Church”.

The Foundation of the World Church is a new non-denominational, multi-cutural church located in Atlanta Georgia (Sandy Springs). Our church is dedicated in “Building a Godly Foundation in the lives of people”. Eventhough we are an independent church we are still under a spiritual covering and afflilation with World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church. For more information regarding this information, please click the following certificates below.
Pastor Lawrence & Danetria (Dee) Shakir
The Foundation of the World Church
"Building a Godly Foundation in the lives of people"
3466 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite W- Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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