It all started in Texas in the Springtime when life was renewing itself in every direction the eye could see. The Church of Abounding Life was founded in 2017, and is now officially launched just after our Easter 2018 Celebrations here in Dallas County in Texas. Our founder, Reverend Deborah Gilbreath, was ordained in 2013, and served as a Volunteer Chaplain at Parkland Memorial Hospital that year.
While studying Religion at Liberty University Online, in Lynchburg, VA, she took courses in Religion and Christian Counseling. She has been a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors since 2013, and now offers Christian Counseling through the church’s Facebook Messenger Video Call feature. Donations are accepted for the counseling services through PayPay, either by PayPal account or major credit cards. Email counseling requests to email@example.com.
Reverend Deborah has achieved half of her Master of Divinity degree through Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. She is currently accepted to complete the MDiv degree at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has had an active Intercessory Prayer Ministry that is extensive for several years. She believes we can help bring salvation and healing to the world through prayer support and active evangelism. She upholds one continent per day in prayer and thus covers the globe with prayer each week.
Reverend Deborah Gilbreath has a real heart for the downtrodden, the homeless, and the poor. She works actively in Christian Substance Abuse Recovery programs and mentors many people into a new life in Jesus Christ through these avenues. She will be bringing a sermon each Sunday morning at 10 am Central Time on the Facebook Live Video on the church’s Facebook page. There will also be a Bible Study offered in the near future in the same Live Video format.
The Church of Abounding Life in Jesus Christ has a ‘Vision’ of opening a children’s home for orphans, and those from troubled families, which is also connected with Social Services, Recovery Services, and Rehabilitation Services, at a distant location, for any living parents, or previous or potential guardians, of the children that the home serves. Successful ministry in these areas could mean families could be reunited under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, having been assisted to a new understanding, and given access to resources that they previously may have lacked. In this way Christian Fellowship with other members of the Body of Christ could replace the feelings of isolation and hopelessness that comes from so many social problems such as addiction, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness, and lack of job skills. We will call this ministry, ‘Family Matters.’