Founded in Salem, Connecticut in the year 1950, Colchester Assembly of God eventually moved to the town of Colchester. After 40 some-odd years, in 2006 the name changed to Abundant Life and a beautiful new building was built on 16 acres. 

Abundant Life Church has always been about building people. We firmly hold to the priesthood of the believers where everyone has a ministry. Come join us and find your place. 

 
 

God’s Word

WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD. IT IS ACCURATE, AUTHORITATIVE, AND APPLICABLE TO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.


God’s Person

WE BELIEVE IN ONE ETERNAL GOD WHO IS THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS.

He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we partake of communion we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.


God’s Plan For Man

WE BELIEVE SIN HAS SEPARATED EACH OF US FROM GOD AND HIS PURPOSE FOR OUR LIVES.

In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and powerful lives in order to help others more effectively. In order to live the holy, fruitful, and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set our mind on Him and His purpose, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.


God’s Plan For The Church

WE BELIEVE GOD HAS INDIVIDUALLY EQUIPPED US…

And corporately gathered us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, strengthen the Church, and share the Gospel with the community in which we live.


God’s Plan For The End Times

WE BELIEVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK AGAIN…

As He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth.


FAQ

Will I be singled out when I visit?

Never! We understand that it can be intimidating to visit a new church or any type of organization. We will shake your hand and be friendly, but we will never call you out in the service.

What programs do you have for my chidren?

We believe that the next generation is vital. We have a nursery for babies up to about four years of age during the Sunday morning worship service. We also have children's church during the adult sermon time.

We have a Sunday school class for children and teenagers.

Friday night is our big night for children: Awana- 6:30 PM.

What is the church's style of worship?

The church tends toward contemporary worship and of course is Pentecostal. The main worship leader leads by guitar, and we have drums and a bass guitar and backup singers.

What is the age range of the church?

The church is very family oriented and there is a wide age range. The nursery is for young babies, and we have children and teens and senior adults. There is a place for you!

What is the preaching style of the church?

The bulk of the messages are spoken of either topically or a passage of Scripture is preached, but the messages always begin and end with the truth of the Word of God.

Meet the Church Staff

 Rev. Dr. Charles Brown is the pastor of the Abundant Life Church. He is married to Elizabeth and they have four grown children-Beth, Melissa, Nicole and Jonathan. 22 years ago Pastor Brown and family moved to Connecticut from New Jersey. They have been with us ever since.  Pastor Brown has a Doctorate in Ministries and enjoys studies in improving his knowledge of Greek.  Pastor and his wife are the lead church-planting assessors for the assemblies of God in the southern New England network.  Pastor Brown is also the missions' leader for our local section in eastern Connecticut.  Pastor Brown enjoys fitness either bicycling or running. He rides a motorcycle and they  have a small boat.  Pastor and his wife currently have 11 grandchildren and three of them attend our church.  Pastor Brown loves people, enjoys laughter and desires to see God glorified
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Rev. Dr. Charles and Elizabeth Brown
Pastor

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Jonathan and Meghan Brown        Worship

Rev. Dr. Charles Brown is the pastor of the Abundant Life Church. He is married to Elizabeth and they have four grown children-Beth, Melissa, Nicole and Jonathan. Twenty two years ago Pastor Brown and family moved to Connecticut from New Jersey. They have been with us ever since.

Pastor Brown has a Doctorate in Ministries and enjoys his studies and improving his knowledge of Greek.

Pastor and his wife are the lead Church-Planting Assessors for the Assemblies of God in the Southern New England network.

Pastor Brown is also the missions' leader for our local section called Eastern Connecticut.

Pastor Brown enjoys fitness by running or bicycling. He rides a motorcycle and the Brown's own a small boat.

Pastor and his wife currently have 11 grandchildren and three of them attend our church.

Pastor Brown loves people, enjoys laughter and desires to see God glorified.

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Joshua Rehrig
Children and Youth

The Board

Greg Vilardo
Church Treasurer

Elaine Penn
Church Board Secretary

Michael Flugrad
Deacon

Ed Bjorbekk
Trustee

David Ojeda
Deacon

Maddy Ojeda
Deacon

Joshua Rehrig
Trustee