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From owning and operating our own business in Louisville, KY., we moved to Harlingen, TX. in 1979 to enter full time Christian service as a minister of Education and Youth. In 1981, God led us to Corpus Christi to the senior pastorate of this church. While here we have raised our three daughters, watched them all graduate from Christian Colleges, and begin families of their own.
Our oldest is a loving wife, mother to Josiah, Jaden and Adyson, administrator at Arlington Heights Christian School and the worship leader at our church. Our middle daughter lives in Centerton, Arkansas. She is a loving wife, and stay at home mom to daughter Kennedy and son Paxton. Our youngest daughter is a loving wife, mother to Garrison, a part time teacher at Arlington Heights Christian School and the director of our Sunday school program.
Since living in Corpus we have come to realize that the needs of people are not much different from one another, and that every individual has a hurt that needs healing. It has become so apparent to us that the Church needs to tear down the walls that have divided believers for so long, by offering a place of refuge, healing, and hope to all who seek it. We do this through fellowship, Bible studies, support groups, counseling, and by offering every worshipper the opportunity to serve others. We have a motto at Abundant Life Fellowship that we mean with all of our hearts which is,"Our Church Can Be Your Home." If you're looking for a church family; a place to train your children in Biblical truths, and a place where you can find acceptance, healing, encouragement, and fellowship, why not give us a try and experience for yourself why we say, "What Happens To You Matters to Us!"
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While driving down my neighborhood street, my heart and mind collided with this poignant reality- Behind every brick and stone front and well manicured lawn was a unique family: single moms, empty nesters, the traditional mom and dad with three kids and a mutt, people on top, and those on rock bottom in pain and turmoil. That moment left me with a deeper commission unto God to reach N.W. Corpus for Christi...one home at a time. I am also concerned over the well-being of my own children who live in a world that has lost its grip on what moral absolute value is. Even the church of today finds difficulty in it's explanation of absolutes.
Nevertheless, I, and the other staff members at Abundant Life Fellowship, find our direction and passion to be clear and absolute. We are consumed by God's calling to see that our families know the Christ of whom life and love and salvation originate and through Him is sustained.
I accept the role alongside my wife in being our children's primary faith influencers. Then, through example and through the expression of word, (God's Holy Bible) encourage other parents to be the same for their children. Children and adolescents are starving to death for truth and relevancy. They no longer choose to hear yet another message of faith hypocrisy; rather, they want to see it lived out. They are hungry to be influenced by a faith that has the power to change them.
I thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for He has entrusted to me family: To my wife Leanne and three children. I will be that authentic picture of faith first to them; and then partner with other parents in becoming primary faith influencers to their children.
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One day I was really tired of just going through the motions of life. Growing up in the church I always knew God was there. I found Him as a young teen and proved He really was their for me even though He did not need to. As an adult I found myself waking up each day being satisfied with just being a good Christian. I did all that was expected. If there was a class, I joined, a church event, we were there, or a volunteer needed, I did my part. It was all done, I was a good Christian but not the kind God called us to be. God grabbed my life through a song and since that day I have never been the same. . .I did not want to go one more day without His all consuming passion inside of me. . .I didn't want to spend my whole life asking, WHAT IF I HAD GIVEN EVERYTHING. Being apart of children's lives is such a BLESSING! It is a Joy to Honor You, My King!!