Our Pastor

Overseer Dorothy A. Wood-McGuire is a native of North Carolina. After residing 36 years in Mt. Vernon, New York, she relocated to Charlotte, NC. Overseer “Dottie” as she is sometimes referred to entered into Holy matrimony to Dr. Major McGuire III on November 9th 2013. She is the mother of one biological son Dwayne. As the result of this union God gave her six additional gifts, Dr.Marteka McGuire, Dr. Marlowe McGuire, Mesha, Major IV, Marquise and Mariah. Grandmother of five, Brianna, Jalen, Lauren, Alexis, and Marlow Jr.

Professionally, Overseer Dottie is a registered Nurse. She is a graduate of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing (Edna McConnell Clark School of Nursing, NYC). She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. She also attended Hunter College in New York City in pursuit of her Master’s Degree in Gerontology. While at Hunter College she accepted her call into ministry and left Hunter College “Chasing after God”. She enrolled in The Deeper Life School of the Bible in Brooklyn, NY which is an affiliate of York Christian College and Divinity School. Her specialty being “Gerontology” creates a special place in her heart for the elderly. This special love led to the appointment as Minister of Senior Care at Friendship Worship Center in Mt. Vernon, NY. While living in New York, Overseer Dottie gave many gospel benefit concerts to sponsor outings for the seniors in various Nursing Homes.

Most importantly, it was in New York where she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and accepted the call to ministry. After re-locating to Charlotte, NC; On April 28, 2002, she was ordained as an Elder and elevation to the Pastoral office came soon after. Life Changing Church was established in Charlotte, North Carolina where the focus is the renewing of the mind. Her profound preaching of “God’s word” changes carnal thinking to Christ – like thinking.

In September 2003, Overseer Dottie entered into covenant with W.A.R Fellowship (Warriors Armed and Ready) under the leadership of Bishop Nathan J. Anderson, where she served on the board of presbyter and appointed Secretary General.

In September of 2010, yet another appointment was made by Bishop Nathan J. Anderson, Presiding Prelate of W.A.R. Fellowship Ministry, and Overseer McGuire was consecrated and elevated to the office of Overseer during our Holy Convocation. All glory belongs to God.

Overseer McGuire’s ultimate goal is to continue growing in Christ and experiencing His mighty Power. She strives to live the life she preaches and sings about. Her vow is to study to show herself approved unto God, to lift up the name of Jesus and follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

January 2013, Overseer McGuire and Life Changing Church entered into a new season by becoming a Covenant Ministry with Bishop Christopher Hodge and New Day Tabernacle of Plattekill, NY.

Overseer McGuire often says, “I am eternally grateful to God for choosing me as a mouthpiece for His ”precious Word. I will bless the Lord at ALL times, for only HE is Worthy!”