Pastor Chuck is the founding Pastor of Abounding Love Christian Fellowship. He has a Master’s Degree in Science Education from State University of NY, Albany, NY and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. He served in ministry for many years as Assistant Pastor at Mt. Moriah Ministries in Glenmont, NY. In 2004 Pastor Chuck lived in Kenya for four months while supervising the construction of an orphanage. He has traveled oversees seven times serving in a variety of mission projects.
Pastor Mary Beth co-founded Abounding Love Christian Fellowship with her husband Pastor Chuck. She serves as head of Women’s Ministries and provides many other pastoral functions as well. Prior to shepherding Abounding Love Christian Fellowship, she served as leader of women’s ministries, adult Sunday school teacher and small group leader for many years at Mt. Moriah Ministries in Glenmont, NY.
Our Valuable Team Members
Kate was appointed Secretary to the Board of Trustees as part of the founding Board of Directors. She oversees our Greeters, Hospitality, Welcome and Cleaning ministries and is a member of our SOZO ministry team. Kate also assists with Children’s Church. Ms. Whittemore served in full-time ministry as a Children’s Pastor and Church Administrator for ten years at House of Praise Ministries in Castleton, NY. She retired from state government, where she was employed as Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Governor of New York State.
Fred is the leader of the music and media ministries. He has been a worship leader for fifteen years. Prior to Abounding Love, Fred was an active member of Mt. Moriah Ministries for many years, where he served in many capacities, including children and youth ministry. He also co-created and led a weekly outreach to inner city children in Albany, NY.
Rebecca manages all day-to-day aspects of the growing community development not-for-profit and its various programs. Ms. Flach volunteers in a number of capacities for Hope Full Life Center, including Cross Culture Market, the organization’s international program which fights poverty around the world. She is also Vice President of Justice for Orphans, a charity that encourages Christians to care for children without families. She and her husband, Aaron, are foster parents and live in Selkirk with their three black labs.
Bridget is the director of the children’s ministry. She has worked in various roles in children and youth ministry for more than 22 years. She received formal training through Masters Commission, a youth discipleship program. Ms. Engelhardt has also taught fourth grade as well as Pre-K in the elementary school for more than 10 years.
George is a founding member of the Board. He serves in a variety of administrative, business and pastoral roles. Prior to Abounding Love he served on the Board of Directors of Mt. Moriah Ministries and Alcove Full Gospel Church. He was also actively involved as leader of the ushers, bus ministry, young adults and a teacher. In 2004 & 2005 he traveled to Kenya as part of a missions team to construct an orphanage.
Alyssa has served as Elder on our Board for 1.5 years. She brings artistic and technology skills as well as a spiritual maturity. She serves as Team Leader for the Sound Ministry and a valued member of our Worship Team. As a member of our SOZO Team, she is helping the body of Christ Jesus receive healing in their lives, body, soul and spirit. Her passion is to have The Word be shared with as many people as possible to help equip The Body to become The People God has destined us to be, and to ultimately Know Him deeper!