Our StoryRead about the history of Abundant Life
Abundant Life Fellowship was started more than 30 years ago in a small restaurant in Constableville, NY. The restaurant was called, The Alpine. The founding pastor, Dan Tabolt, had been pastoring in Beaver Falls, NY prior to this at New Life Fellowship. Upon feeling a call from the Lord to plant a church in this area, different pieces of this puzzle began to come together. The first gathering that took place only had 3 or 4 attendees. Over time, the small group of believers grew larger.
Over the course of the next few years, God began to move on the people of Abundant Life Fellowship and soon the congregation was growing. The church bought it’s first building on State Route 12 on the northern side of Boonville, NY. The building had been a bar in its previous existence. Many great things happened in that church as God lived and moved among the people of Abundant Life Fellowship. Over time the church grew in numbers to the point that the current building was in need of expanding.
In 1999, Abundant Life Fellowship’s members made the decision to build a new facility for worship services on the opposite side of Boonville. In 2019, ALF celebrated its 20th anniversary in this building. The Lord has been very faithful every step of this journey. The focus of Abundant Life has always been to see people grow in the Lord and to experience His life changing plan of salvation. This is echoed in ALF’s vision statement which is to bring people into a living, growing, and fruitful relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and with His church.
Abundant Life has been involved in several brand new church plants and it has been spoken over this church that it would be a church with a voice to the region to lead, to guide and to establish new churches. Growing churches have been planted in Camden and Lowville during this process.
In November of 2019, Pastor Brandon assumed the role of lead pastor. This marked the first transition of pastors at Abundant Life since it’s founding in 1987. Pastor Brandon has been serving at Abundant life since 2003. Beginning in the youth ministry and then joining the staff at the church in 2009. He has been a pastor at Abundant Life since 2012. MaeLeah Pitts has led our worship team for the past 10+ years. Together, they have a heart to see the gospel go forth in the community of Boonville and the surrounding areas.