About Church of Abundant Life Center

Who We Are. . .

We are a non denominational church that is comprised of a body of believers. We stand firm in our beliefs knowing that there is refuge in faith and fellowship through community involvement, prayer, and encouragement. As we stand firm in our beliefs, we can look forward to a better today and a brighter tomorrow.

Our History. . .

The Church of Abundant Life Center began in 1991 in the heart of Chicago Illinois. We began servicing the public by providing food, shelter and clothing. The church was structured to address issues negatively affecting our community. Issues such as drugs, alcoholism, violence, hunger, poverty and homelessness. Church of Abundant Life Center combated these issues by socially interacting with the community to evaluate the needs. Our church leaders were comprised of disciples and missionaries, that prayed for, counseled and fellowshiped with those in need. Displaying these actions of love and kindness built trust and healthy relationships within the community. Through the word of the Lord and by faith alone we were able to help heal and mend the hearts of hundreds of broken individuals and families that had lost their way.

Our Beliefs. . .

We believe that God is the Creator and Supreme being over every existing form of life. We believe in the trinity, one God eternally existing as essence, and three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our faith is bounded by these scriptures, II Corinthians 5:17, Therefore if any is in Christ he or she is a new creation… Matthew 28:19, Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them…, As a body of believers we know that there is salvation and refuge in Christ Jesus. Our life’s work is to bring souls to Christ, give hope to the hopeless and spread the good news and gospel to all mankind.

We believe that God’s love is unconditional, unchangeable and everlasting. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

We believe that we are saved by God’s grace. Through our salvation and as body of believers, we are to produce fruits of the spirit by being Christ-like and displaying Godly characteristics; we believe that we are to exhibit and dwell in the 9 attributes of the fruits of the spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

We openly accept all mankind into the body of Christ and believe wholeheartedly that all should come to Christ as they are. However, we believe that God ordained the union of marriage as a sacred commitment between a man and a woman. Our beliefs are enforced by the word of God through scripture.
Matthews 19:4-5, Genesis 1:27;2-24 and Ephesians 5: 31-32 these are scriptures that clearly identify one Male and one Female coming together as God’s design for marriage. These scriptures among others in the Bible, fortify our beliefs and exclude the possibility that the union of marriage can be defined any other way.

Meet Our Pastor. . .

Dr. Catherine M. Fox
Dr. Catherine M. Fox
Dr. Catherine Fox started in ministry as an aspiring missionary, preaching and teaching the gospel of Christ locally and abroad. She traveled near and far ministering to those in need, giving hope to the hopeless, as well as helping restore faith in the lives of those that were down trotted. She later became a licensed and ordained minister in the early 1990’s. Thereafter Pastor Fox received a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Education and later earned her Doctorate of Divinity. Pastor Fox believes in the power of prayer, forgiveness, faith and redemption through Christ. Pastor Fox mission and ministry, is to remain a beacon of light for those that are lost and looking for change through Christ. Pastor Fox will continue her work just as she has been called to do, and be a pillar in communities locally and abroad, leading in compassion and love.

Our Values. . .

Salvation through Christ and faith alone

Building Productive and loving relationships within our communities

Biblical text as the sole authority for faith and practices

Communication, church affiliation and partnership

Financial stewardship

Working with leaders and key stakeholders within the community

Effective planning, structure and productivity

Team involvement and empowered leadership

Church of Abundant Life is a great church the members are very friendly and welcoming.

Vanessa T.

I’ve been a member of Church of Abundant Life Center for several years and I enjoy the praise and worship service, It’s something about ushering in the anointing and the presence of the Lord that takes me spiritually to higher heights. If you’re looking for anointing and a touch from the Lord, this is definitely the place to be.

Yalonda Williams

My name is Ms. Johnson and I am a part of the senior ministry. I love this church because the Pastor as well as the church family always make me feel comfortable and at home. I feel honored to be a part of such a good ministry.

Ms. Johnson

I visited Church of Abundant Life Center a few times and Pastor Fox is extremely anointed. She not only preaches the word with conviction, but she has a keen sense of discernment. Her prosthetic gift is unbelievable. She has shared things with me that were spot on. She knew things that I was battling with that only me and God knew at the time. I would suggest that if there is anyone looking for change and to hear a word from the Lord to come out and receive a word from the Lord.

Linda M.

I like that the church is orderly and that the service starts on time and ends on time. The services don’t last all day long which is hard to find in a lot of churches. This church is very organized and respects the time of the members as well as the visitors. I will be attending again.

Joanne C.

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