The church was founded on December 18, 1996 with eight members. They met in two of the members home to discuss their future. Yet, long before this, God had a plan already in action putting the right people together. God had prepared a road from them. Shortly there after, word was getting out about "Nashville's other choice of worship" and attendance grew. In May of 1997, Day Spring Christian Fellowship officially became part of The Church of the Living Water.
Pastor Tony was ordained by Rev. Joe O'Cain on June 8, 1997.
Today the church and its members are setting out to fulfill the vision that Pastor Tony and the original members had to reach all of those who are in need of Jesus and His love, God and His grace.