Greetings to all visitors, friends and members,

Hi, I’m Samuel Travis the Senior Pastor of Greater Zionfield Family Worship Center (GZFWC). If this is your first time visiting our website or if you have recently visited our church in Westwego, Louisiana, I would like to take this opportunity for you to meet my family.

My lovely wife of 9 years, First Lady Felicia Travis, is an anointed Woman of Grace who shares in the responsibility that God has placed on my life as the Pastor of GZFWC. She accepted God into her life at an early age. Growing up in her home town of St. Rose, LA, where her parents raised her in the church, First Lady Felicia Travis developed her skills as an accomplished Psalmist. As the Pastor’s wife, she has accepted and willingly shares in the responsibility and the vision that God has placed on her husband at GZFWC. She is the Director of the Women’s Ministry and leads the praise team in song each Sunday. Not only is she the Angel of this house but she has a voice of an Angel (I’m not just saying this because she’s my wife….. it’s true!). Along with her responsibilities of being First lady, she is also the mother of our two beautiful children; our daughter, Falon and our son, Nikolas. I appreciate her unwavering support and ability to share her husband with the masses.


Having accepted the Lord at the age of 17, it was soon evident that there was a special calling upon my life. You have to imagine my struggles of being called to serve in the ministry in my late teens. I was a young boy still in High School and I felt I had places to go and people to see. I couldn’t do it if I was in the Church. I tried to fight it. I felt that I was too young to be called, but God had a different plan for my life. God won this fight and many more, as a young man accepting my calling towards this exciting journey.

I said to myself “Travis” let’s see if I can ease my way into this thing. Until 1993, I served as a member of the choir, a member of the deacon board and a youth pastor where I responded to that call and was appointed Senior Pastor of Greater Zionfield Family Worship Center (GZFWC).

Proclaiming the uncompromised Word of God, with power and demonstration, has been my focus. My style of teaching and preaching challenges listeners to mature and become overcomers of the world. I strive for my congregation to empower themselves by knowing the word for themselves and not by just taking my word for it.

As the Pastor of GZFWC my expectations, along with the Ministers and the Leaders of this congregation is to “Build Strong Families, for a Brighter Tomorrow” by bring GZFWC to the World. As the Pastor of this wonderful church, I encourage all of the ministers, ministry leaders and the congregation to continue to grow and mature in the word of God. It is important that I reach, teach and preach the word of God with balance and depth in people lives; most of all to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ enthusiastically and lovingly with our city and the world.

I pray that you have had an opportunity to get to know the First family. If you are ever in the area feel free to drop in and see that our “Vision is truly coming to Pass”.

Thank you and God Bless,
Pastor Samuel Travis Jr.
Senior Pastor