The Pastoral Staff
Dr. Steven Wexler
Pastor Steve has been our Team Leader and Senior Pastor since 1989 and has preached most every Sunday since then. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature and Psychology, a Masters of Divinity in Theology and Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Pastor Steve loves to scuba dive and is a scuba dive instructor and rescue diver.
Pastor Ken is our Executive Pastor, Director of Care Ministries, Director of Men's Ministries, Utility Infielder, building guru… among other things. He has been on staff since 1999. He is a retired Navy Chief and former WA State certified chemical dependency counselor, and graduate of Vincennes University. Pastor Ken loves to fly and is a private pilot. He is a strong family man and has an amazing family to show for it!
Police and Fire Chaplain
Chaplin Bill Martin has been on ALFC staff since 2002. He and his wife, Ginger, have been attending ALFC for 15 years. Ginger works at Harrison Hospital-Bremerton as a nurse. Chaplain Bill has been a chaplain at Harrison Hospital for 4 years and a Bremerton Police and Fire Department Chaplain for 12 years. Chaplain Bill and his wife have been on mission trips and love to travel.
Family Life Pastor
Pastor Christina is our Family Life pastor and has been at ALFC since 2002. She is a teacher at heart , loves kids and teens and has a Bachelor of Science in Health and a Master in Foundations of Education. Pastor Christina loves to play board games with her family and her favorite game is LIFE. Speaking of life, it’s never boring when Pastor Christina is around!
Pastor Deanna has been a part of ALFC since 2002. She is currently serving as the worship leader, overseeing women's ministries, prayer guard ministries, video producer and is a certified professional life coach. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, playing games and just having fun.
Pastor Maki has been on staff as Missions Director since January 2014. He is a former senior pastor and youth pastor.
High School Director/Facilities
Shawn has been on staff at ALFC since April of 2014. He currently leads our Impact High School Ministry. He and his wife, Jaclyn, have attended ALFC since January of 2008. Shawn served ten years in the United States Army. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Business administration/Marketing degree and will graduate in fall of 2015. He enjoys the outdoors, and loves to hike, camp, and play an occasional round of disc golf.
The Church Staff
Pastor Steve's Administrative Assistant
Janna is Pastor Steve's Administrative Assistant and assists him in all he does as Senior Pastor. Janna has attended Abundant Life since 1987 and joined the staff in 1991. She has a BA in Human Development from Washington State University and is a strong advocate for children with special needs.
Middle School Director
Lee joined the ALFC staff in 2014. He is married to Pastor Christina and has served with her in the Youth & Children’s Department for many years.
Director of Young Adult Ministry
The Jones family became an active part of the ALFC family in 2005. In 2007, Amber started serving as a leader in young adult ministry and became the director of the Connections Cafe. She officially became a part of the ALFC staff in 2009 as a ministry assistant, has worked the front office position, and has also facilitated Military-Ministry. Currently, Amber serves on staff as the Director of Young Adult Ministry and is an intern pursuing the call to become a pastor. She is also a proud navy Chief’s wife and mother of 2 wonderful boys.
New parent ministry
Rachel has attended with her family since 1992. Rachel has a BA in history with a math minor from George Fox University and an AA from Olympic College.
Coffee Connection Director
Gail joined the Abundant Life staff in January 2014 and is currently in a support staff position. She has attended ALFC since 1992 and has served in more than a dozen ministries over the years. Gail enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
Lois is amazing and married to Pastor Steve. Lois has been a partner in ministry with Pastor Steve since 1989 but joined the staff as a graphics artist in 1999. Lois has a gift for design, but went to school to refine that gift and the church reaps the benefits. If you see a poster on the wall, Lois designed it. The flash display on the big screens in the lobby, Lois designed it. Lois grew up with missionary parents and lived in Japan until she started college, which is where she met Pastor Steve.
Director of Technology
Phil is our IT guy, that is, he takes care of the computers, the network and website and anything else with flowing electrons. He is fondly known as Dr. Phil in the office. Phil enjoys Ham Radio, is adventurous and generally enjoys hanging out with people. He also serves our community through Kitsap DEM as a member of the ACS and SWS teams. Prior to coming on board the team at ALFC, Phil worked in customer service for a local mobile radio business with shops in Bremerton and Poulsbo.
Theresa has attended ALFC for 14 years, and has been our Receptionist for almost 2 years. She has served in over ½ dozen ministries, and has participated in various small groups. She was born in Texas and moved to Bremerton, WA in 2001. She considers the Kitsap Peninsula her home, and her mission field.