Spirit Filled, Full Gospel, Non-denomination
Faithful Word Assembly was started in Chalmette, Lousisiana by Rusty Tardo in 1981. Since a large segment of the church came from the Metairie/Kenner area already, after much prayer and thoughtful deliberation, the leadership of the church decided to relocate it to the Metairie/Kenner area. The church is now located at 1401 Joe Yenni Blvd where it has been since 2004.
Dr. Russell Tardo is the founding pastor. Joe Barreca Jr is the associate pastor.
Faithful Word Assembly is a single and distinct organization. It is not held, governed, controlled, subsidized or under the umbrella of any other agency, individual, organization, denomination or corporation.