How Do You Come to Faith?

I heard a well-known pastor during his sermon say that faith only comes through hearing God’s Word. In a way he was justifying his long messages in the statement.

So I ask you…

Does faith come only through hearing God’s Word?

(I think of God’s Word here as either reading the Bible or listening to a spoken message based on the Bible, even though I do not believe that to be the full extent of God’s Word, only that the pastor referred to God’s Word as such.)