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Abundant Life Community Church began meeting regularly on a Saturday evening in the back room of a local restaurant under the oversight of Pastor Dan Tabolt, senior pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship in Boonville, New York, just 40 miles north of Camden. Pastor Tabolt, a regional member of the North Country Ministers Fellowship in Northern New York, took oversight of this small fellowship of believers, developed its own leadership structure, and eventually helped them incorporate in October of 1994 as the Abundant Life Community Church. In November of that year, they purchased building and property that became home to the growing church fellowship.

In April of 1995, Pastor Brian Lynch became the first pastor to serve the Abundant Life Community Church. Under Pastor Lynch's leadership, the church grew and enlarged its vision as a vehicle of blessing to the community and region, and made great strides in developing a foundation for future growth by training and equipping others to serve in the ministry of the church. In May of 2002, the church licensed a founding member Jeffrey Moore as a minister of the gospel, who now serves as Assistant Pastor in the church.

Though the Abundant Life Community Church is an independent church by design, the need for individual accountability is a matter of high priority both in the scriptures and in the heart of Pastor Brian. Pastor Brian Lynch has been an ordained and serves as an elder in the North Country Ministers Fellowship, a ministerial fellowship comprised of pastors of independent, Pentecostal churches throughout Northern New York, since 1994. As the founding pastor and fellow member of the North Country Ministers Fellowship, Pastor Dan Tabolt serves as a pastor and overseer for Pastor Brian and his ministry.

In February of 2006, the ALCC moved to its present location on 86 Mexico Street, in the village of Camden. The newly constructed 15,000+ square foot facility includes the sanctuary, fellowship hall and café, offices, educational wing and a fully equipped gymnasium youth center. The Sgt. Eli Parker Community Youth Center was dedicated in honor of Marine Sgt. Elisha R. Parker, who was killed in action in Iraq on May 4, 2006. Eli and his family have attended ALCC since he was a young boy, and he boldly and unashamedly proclaimed Jesus Christ as Lord in his life. The Youth Center operates as an outreach to the youth of the community through the church's youth ministry G.Y.M (God Youth Movement) program.

Because the harvest is great, the need to train and develop laborers is great and will continue to be a focal point of the church's vision. By God's grace, the Abundant Life Community Church continues to grow and make an impact in the lives of many throughout the surrounding communities, and with God's help, will move on to the larger vision set before them in the years to come. "FOR WITH GOD, NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE."

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