Ministries at Abundant Life

In keeping with the vision and mission of the house, we have a plethora of active ministries.  We believe in addressing the needs of the congregation and community: spiritually, socially, economically and educationally.  It is for this reason that we have such a diverse and unique blend of ministries.

Our ministries fall into the following categories: Sanctuary, Fellowship, Outreach, Education, Youth, and Other ministries. All of these ministries work together to embrace everyone who walks through the consecrated doors and to give every member the opportunity to utilize their gifts, talents and abilities for the Kingdom of God.

As a new member, you can begin working in ministry as soon as you join, while completing your Church Covenant Classes.  These 4 classes: Why Belong to a Local Church, Prayer, Praise & Worship, Tithes & Offering & Ministry Involvement, have been implemented to teach new members the principle beliefs of Abundant Life.

To join and or gain information on any of the ministries listed below you can do one or more of the following: Call the ALFWC Church Office, Consult with the Ministry Leader, Watch the weekly Communicator or visit our web-site at : www.alfwc.org for weekly scheduled meetings.  For more detailed information on the ministries @ALFWC be sure to visit our Something for Everyone link on our website.

We look forward to doing ministry with you!

SANCTUARY MINISTRIES

Greeters Ministry – Ministry Leader: Jeanette Grimes

The Greeters Ministry is devoted to making members and visitors alike feel welcome as they enter the sanctuary. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Teya – Ministry Leader: Minister Dwayne Jennings

This ministry is devoted and committed to leading the congregation in praise and worship at the beginning and during each service; interested persons must audition. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Deaf Ministry – Ministry Leader: Crystal Allen-Lofton

Our mission is to be a vessel by which the deaf will be able to understand and experience the glory of God in their own language. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Photography Ministry – Ministry Leader: Gretchen Hunt

Our mission is to create memories that will enable others to experience the excitement, the presence, and the power of God that is felt in every service through the art of photography. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

New Disciples Ministry – Ministry Leader: Madina Fosu

Upon making a decision to accept the salvation of Jesus Christ, this ministry serves individuals at the conclusion of the altar call. It provides follow up to each person who makes this commitment to ensure the growth of Christian maturity. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Worship Choir – Ministry Leader: Debbie Merisca

The Worship Choir ministers deliverance, restoration, healing, and salvation through song. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Security Ministry– Ministry Leaders: Samuel Mann

To provide security to our Pastors, guest speakers and the congregation as a whole, which includes the safety of the grounds and assist with parking. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Media Production Ministry – Ministry Leader: Candice Martin

The Media Production Ministry is responsible for the audio taping of every worship service and the sales of audio, videotapes and DVDs after each service. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Musicians – Ministry Leader: Clarence Singleton

Tower of Praise represents the musical accompaniment of all church services including the choirs, Teya, and special guests. As anointed minstrels, they maintain the flow of the service under the direction of the Holy Spirit and Bishop Searight. (Audition necessary) If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Usher Ministry – Ministry Leader: Deacon Tommy Gousby

The Ushers Ministry serves the congregation prior to, during and after church services. The ushers work in conjunction with the leadership to maintain order during all services. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Video Ministry (LCD) – Ministry Leader: Candice Martin

LCD provides visual aids (backgrounds, song lyrics, bible text, etc.), monitors the streaming faith and assists the director during services. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Hospitality Ministry – Ministry Leader: Christina Miller

The Hospitality Ministry serves the Pastoral staff and invited guests as an extension of the Senior Pastor in love, patience, kindness, and the spirit of excellence. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Intercessors – Ministry Leaders: Sharmane Fleming

The Intercessory Prayer Ministry consist of individuals who are called and committed to a life of prayer. The Intercessors stand in the gap for our Pastors, the vision of the house, the Body of Christ and all relevant issues in the community and the world. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Deacons Ministry – Ministry Leader: Deacon Elias Natal

The Deacons are appointed to assist in preserving the harmony of the church. Their mission is to faithfully serve God, our Pastors, ministerial staff, and the church in Christ-like consecration, integrity and humility in order to achieve the vision and mission of ALFWC. One must be appointed to this position. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Judah Dance Ministry – Ministry Leader: Shanai Henderson

Judah is our adult and youth dance ministry, which ministers during our worship service, in addition to various functions throughout the year. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Sound Ministry – Ministry Contact: Irving Castro

This ministry is a vital part of the church experience and is responsible for ensuring that the Word of God can be heard clearly by everyone. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 

Marriage Enrichment – Ministry Leaders: Michael & Teresas Hicks

Marriage Enrichment is a ministry for married couples. All married couples are invited to participate in this ministry as it provides counseling, activities, fellowship and support. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Men’s Ministry – Ministry Leader: Bishop George Searight

The Men’s Ministry helps build character, promotes maturity, advocate accountability and foster fellowship among the brethren through Biblical principles and practical Godly teachings. All men are invited to be a part of this ministry. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

W.O.W. (Words of Wisdom) – Ministry Leader: Fay Ayala

The Words of Wisdom Ministry includes individuals who are fifty-five years old and over. This ministry focuses on serving senior citizens, the sick and shut-in and other residents in the community by providing information relating to social events, recreational activities, educational advantages, and quality of life concerns. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

New Members Ministry – Ministry Leader: Melinda Audige

The New Members Ministry is responsible for embracing our new members and directing them to the appropriate resources and ministries within the church. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Women’s Ministry – Ministry Leader: Taydra Mitchell Jackson

Our Women’s Ministry provides a means of support, positive association and strength, both emotionally and spiritually. All women of Abundant are invited to be a part of this ministry. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Vision Tech Ministry – Ministry Leader: Minister Dwayne Jennings

The Vision Tech Ministry uses theatrical performances to bring forth the Word of God to reach men, women and children of all races and ethnicity. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Single Parents Ministry – Ministry Leader: Dealana Woods

The Single Parent Ministry is designed to help single parents have a life of balance by raising responsible children, being successful in relationships and ensuring self-development. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

ALFWC Online Ministry – Point of Contact: Erika McClure

This ministry is responsible for ensuring members are updated and informed via information online, facebook, twitter and other social media outlets. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Millennial Generation – Ministry Leaders: Jeffrey Pierik-Page, Jillian Izzard, Shanai Henderson

A generation on fire ages 19-30, growing the kingdom of God, pursing growth in the kingdom of God, not conforming to this world, but setting a Godly standard for the children of God and the generation to come. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

A-Life Campus Ministry – Ministry Leader: Shawn Tucker

A-Life serves the college students of ALFWC by providing weekly services during the Fall & Spring semesters on Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Generation IMPACT – Othell Miller, Felicia Nichols, Sharonda Weatherspoon

Generation IMPACT provides an avenue to engage with like-minded peers in fun, fellowship activities as well as meaningful service-oriented projects. Representing the 31-40 demographic, many of whom are established personally and professionally and now looking for meaningful ways to both fellowship and serve.  If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES

Church Covenant Classes – Ministry Leader: Elder Diane Tucker

This ministry is responsible for teaching new members the principles of what Abundant Life believes and how it will affect their lives. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

ALFWC Bookstore – Ministry Leader: John Blocker

The Abundant Life Bookstore provides access to books, music, and other spiritual materials to aide in the spiritual growth of the believer. The bookstore is open after every service held at ALFWC. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Financial Education Ministry – Ministry Leader: Tyretta Meadows

This ministry exists to assist people on their journey to financial success by offering financial education sessions. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Sunday School – Ministry Leader: Minister Leugenia Edwers

The Sunday School Ministry has been established to build a foundation of the Word of God for your life. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Education Advocacy – Ministry Leader: Denise Wright

The Education Advocacy Ministry serves to establish a learning partnership of home, school, church, and community to address the achievement gap that exist in African-American and Hispanic children in many school districts. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

OUTREACH MINISTRIES 

Prison Ministry – Ministry Leader: Minister Jackie Belcher

The Prison Ministry introduces Jesus Christ to men and women who are incarcerated. The ministry aspires to assist individuals by showing them that their life has a God-given purpose. The ministry operates in cooperation with the Community Network of NJ and provides training to ministry volunteers. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Rapha Ministry – Ministry Leader: Pastor Jim Hart

The Counseling Ministry – Rapha provides in-house counseling for members and their families to be sanctified wholly- mind, body and spirit. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

R.E.A.C.H Ministry – Ministry Leader: Felicia Nichols

This ministry diligently seeks to spread the love of Jesus Christ to families and individuals both locally and globally who are affected by world disaster. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Stepping out of Darkness – Ministry Leader: Minister Gene Milwood

Stepping Out of Darkness is our Drug & Alcohol Ministry, which addresses the problem of alcohol, drug abuse and other addictions in our community. This is a Christ centered drug and alcohol deliverance ministry designed to assist in the addiction recovery process. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

SOZO – Ministry Leader: April Rodgers

The SOZO Ministry is a faithful, authentic, and international health ministry team that perpetuates a holistic approach to health by emphasizing research, education, wellness, health promotion and disease prevention by expanding the scope of health and healing to the mind, body and spirit. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Missionary Ministry – Ministry Leader: Ursula Edwards

The Missionary Ministry provides spiritual and physical assistance to those members of the church and community in need of food, clothing, shelter and Christian instruction. This ministry also visits the sick and those in need. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Mission Ministry – Minister Leader: Pastor Jim Hart

This ministry empowers families and communities globally through Christ-centered missions. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

Great Commission – Ministry Leader: Elder Desiree Gousby

Great Commission Ministry is committed to evangelizing to the local areas using the Gospel of Jesus Christ by fostering maturity in the local assembly through the sharing of the Gospel. If you are interested in this ministry, please click here.

YOUTH MINISTRIES

Youth Pastor – Pastor Angela Peters

To get the youth active in the R.A.C.E (Relationship with Christ, Active in Ministry, Committed to their spiritual growth, Excellence in education), through bible studies, community outreach, and special programs.  The Youth Ministry has seven different components:

Youth Church – Pastor Angel Peters & Wanda Boyd
Youth Church is held every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday for youth in Grades 1-12 at the 11:00am service. Youth Church is held at the Lord Stirling School at 101 Redmond Street. During Youth Church, youth experience a full service including praise and worship, offering and Sunday School.

P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S Ministry – Pastor Angela Peters & Candice Martin
This ministry has been designed for young women ages 14-19 to solidify Christian principles in dealing with day-to-day issues of young women. Lead by women of God, this ministry provides support and a forum for open communication.

Boyz II Men – Ronald Peters
This ministry has been designed for young men ages 14-19 to solidify Christian principles in dealing with the day-to-day issues of young men. Led by men of God, this ministry provides support and a forum for open communication.

Children of Abundance – Theresa Wright
Children of Abundance is our children’s choir, designed for children grades PreK-5th. This choir sings every 1st Sunday. Parents are encouraged to get their children involved.

Mentoring Program – Pastor Angela Peters & Jache’ Williams
“Maximizing Experience and Christian Values through One-on-One Relationships”. Our mentoring program is targeted for teens grades 5-12. It has been created to assist our young people in developing and attaining life goals and dealing with social pressures through positive influences based upon Christ-centered principles.

Ronald A. Wright Scholarship Fund – Pastor Angela Peters
Our scholarship fund, in honor of Ronald A. Wright, assists our High School Graduates financially as they prepare for college.

Toddlers Ministry – Sabine Dormius & Jache’ Williams
This ministry consists of two age groups: Toddlers ages 2-3 and Preschool ages 4-5 & Kindergarten. This ministry has been designed to demonstrate the love of Christ through bible-based values and lessons in the house of God. Toddlers ministry is available during the 8am & 11am Sunday service and during Thursday Night Bible Study.

R.A.D.I.C.A.L. Dance Ministry – Pastor Angela Peters
Righteous Anointed Dancers Inheriting Christ’s Abundant Life. This ministry has been designed to embrace our anointed youth grades 5-12 that have a love for dance and are RADICAL about it!

Chosen Generation – Troy Bell
Chosen Generation is a teen choir designed for youth in 5th grade through age 20. This choir will sing at special services throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to get their youth involved.

U.P.G.R.A.D.E. – Dorothy “Queen” Coley
Stands for Urban Praisers Gradually Rising Above Declaring Excellence. They are responsible for leading praise & worship on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays during Youth Church at the Lord Stirling School.

Parent Ministry – Pastor Angel Peters & Theresa Wright
Our purpose is to develop, equip, provide guidance and resources, answer questions an encourage parents (men & women) to live abundantly, grow spiritually and thrive relationally in Jesus Christ. We also provide support to the entire family through prayer. Whether you are single, married, or divorced, have a blended, adoptive or foster family, we are here to assist you every 4th Monday.