Pastor Noela Lumande Saleh is the lead minister for the fastest growing ministry in France, the Evangelical Word of Salvation Church, an extension of Word of Salvation in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Barely 16 years old, Pastor Noela received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior through water baptism and, later, through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. His faith sparked a deep thirst to know Christ, which led him to study and teach the Word of God. Under the direction and teaching of Pastor Jacques André Vernaud, Pastor Noela was head of the youth and prayer unit at AEG: Action evangélique de Gombe, which later became the Word Du Salut Kinshasa Church, an extension of the 'La Borne church. After more than ten years of service, he transferred to Paris with his wife Mamina Akeiwa and their four children to continue his education and pursue his own ministerial career by planting his own church.
Over the years, Pastor Noela has served in leadership roles throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Europe, the Americas, and the world. He notably studied at the Biblical and Theological Institute of Kinshasa; a leadership degree from the International Apostolic Bible College in Kolding, Denmark; a master's degree in theology from Mt. Olive Bible Institute and Seminary in New York, NY; and a PhD in Bible Study from Cornerstone Christian University in Orlando, FL. Further studies include leadership training from EQUIP France under John C. Maxwell and biblical entrepreneurship training at Nouvel Horizon, France. Among these accomplishments, he is also the proud founder of the School of Workers with God (EOD) and is also a certified trainer and trainer for Nehemiah Project International Ministries. He is also the External Relations Coordinator for Serve with Love, Europe and Africa, as well as Regional Director for Nehemiah Project Europe