Office Secretary- Brenda Robinson
Brenda has handled the office at Abundant Life Church for many years now. She and her husband were pastors at the church for nine years but after they stepped down she continued to be an important part of the team, keeping the church moving forward. Brenda also oversees our mission ministry. We invest in the lives of many missionaries around the world, besides helping with things here at home. Brenda keeps all these areas functioning properly.
Along with her husband, David, they are a big part of Abundant Life. Brenda had a large part in working with Pastor and Theresa Giles to help make their transition easy and praying them into the church.
Worship Leader- Thomas Schadler
Thomas has been leading the worship at Abundant Life Church since the fall of 2015. He has taken the worship to a new level with his style. Thomas has great talent and ability to lead the church into worship. One of his great strengths is the desire to always keep learning. Never settling but always looking for a deeper sound, a fuller worship experience. Thomas brings many other talents to the table and is a great asset to Abundant Life Church.
Thomas is married to Nicole who is also very active at Abundant Life Church. She oversees our Care Closet which provides clothes at no cost to people in our community. The Care Closet also provides hygiene items on a monthly bases. This couple has a powerful impact at the church.
Senior Pastor- Barak (Dusty) Giles
Pastor Barak came to Abundant Life Church in May 2015 after pastoring 17 years in Watonga, OK. He has been ministering since he was 16 years old. Growing up in a pastor’s home and attending a Christian private school, pastor has a well balanced message of love, hope and blessings from God. In the last 35+ years of ministry Pastor has held many positions in the church; from youth pastor, running audio and video, church evangelist, associate pastor and senior pastor. His passion is teaching the Word of God and demonstrating the Love of our Father God.
Pastor is married to Theresa who is also part of the ministry team at Abundant Life, they have been married for 30+ years. There marriage has gone through many struggles and even includes a time of separation. They have been able to bless other marriages since they understand the hard times and nearly ending their own marriage, but God has helped them to perservere. Pastor is very active in the lives of his children and his grandchildren.
Pastor & Administrator- Theresa Giles
Pastor Theresa, along with her husband, has been ministering for over thirty years. She has a great passion for children and the ministry to the children in the church. Pastor Theresa is overseeing the children’s ministry at this time to help get it running smoothly and effectively. She also has a gift of administration, which she puts to use in the church helping every area run smoothly as they report to her the progress of the individual ministries. Pastor Theresa is a great asset in the church and brings many different gifts to the table to keep Abundant Life Church running to its full potential. She is also a strong minister in the pulpit.
Pastor Theresa’s home is very important to her. She loves to spend time with her family. Between her children, her grandbabies, her home, work and the church, Pastor Theresa stays busy but is never too busy to hear the heart of people who are hurting. She is very mercy motivated.