Welcome to Word of Life Church of God in Christ!

We're very excited you're here! Word of Life COGIC exists to empower individuals to find a genuine relationship with 

Jesus Christ through learning the Word, living the Way, and loving our World with God's Love. 

We welcome you to join us for any of our services or events. We are here for you!

We are a family of believers

experiencing life-transf​ormation through the power of God's Word!


+ PROCLAIMING the life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ


+ PREPARING followers through Biblical discipleship


+ PURSUING a Spirit-filled, holy lifestyle

+ PARTICIPATING as worshippers in God's presence


+ PROMOTING relationships through fellowship


+ emPOWERING and supporting families and individuals


+ PURPOSING to invite others into God's family


+ PROVIDING support to our community


+ PARTNERING with missions organizations


+ PREPARING for the soon return of Jesus Christ

Our S​tory​

In March of 1991, Word of Life COGIC began when Pastor Sidney Frye organized a small group Bible study in the home of a Rochester resident. Through the generosity of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church a door was opened for Word of Life Church was able to begin ministering. Formal installation services for the ministry were conducted on April 3, 1993, by church denomination leaders. In 2001, Word of Life Church began construction of a church facility to be located in Northwest Rochester. On October 5, 2002, Pastor and Mrs. Sidney Frye, along with the Word of Life Church congregation, dedicated their a newly built church edifice to the Lord. Word of Life Church continued to grow and expand, serving children and families in the community through an onsite daycare center, Seeds of Wisdom Early Development Preschool and a Christian elementary program, Seeds of Wisdom Christian Academy. To help fulfill these ministry focuses, in 2010 Word of Life Church relocated to a larger facility in northwest Rochester, located at 4925 Hwy 52 N, Rochester, MN 55901, which housed all of the ministries in one location. Yet this rented location, only served as a temporary opportunity to solidify and develop the ministries at Word of Life Church. On April 20, 2014, Word of Life Church relocated and relaunched its ministry in southeast Rochester with the purpose of continuing to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as meeting the needs of a changing and growing community.

Our Leadership

A dynamic and anointed duo, with a love for God and heart for serving God’s people, Bishop Sidney L. Frye, Sr. and First Lady Evelyn T. Frye have been serving the community of Rochester, Minnesota, through Word of Life Church and its ministries for over 30 years. Their primary focuses have been communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ, ministering to the family of believers, supporting the community, and educating students and families for the Kingdom of God. A continuing legacy of inviting others into the family of God, through the teaching of His Word, living of His Way, and experiencing the power of worship in His presence, has touched the lives of hundreds who have encountered God’s love through their ministry.

What We Believe

+ WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.


+ WE BELIEVE that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit.


+ WE BELIEVE in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.


+ WE BELIEVE that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

+ WE BELIEVE that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.


+ WE BELIEVE that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.


+ WE BELIEVE that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for Him.


+ WE BELIEVE in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.

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