Norman E. Curlee, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is Senior Pastor and founder of Word Alive Church, a non-denominational church located in Southeast Columbia in South Carolina. He spent the majority of his early childhood rearing in Winnsboro, South Carolina, where he received his early education through the Fairfield Public School System. 

Pastor Curlee served in the United States Navy. He received his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Counseling from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina. He received Theological Training by earning a Doctorate in Ministry with a concentration in Christian Leadership from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Hampton, Massachusetts. Pastor Curlee also studied at Voorhees College and Midlands Technical College majoring in Business Management. He is also the recipient of many awards, accommodations and certificates throughout his naval, college and civilian career. 

God has richly blessed and anointed Pastor Curlee in areas of teaching, preaching, exhortation and leadership. His passion is to see believers live a life of victory and purpose in carrying out God’s agenda in the earth. He has impacted individuals, organizations, communities, cities and nations with the message of the Kingdom of God.