Pastor Rick and Dana Cummins have been with Abundant Life Fellowship since February, 1992 working as Associate Pastors focusing on Youth, Children, Young Married, and Music Ministry.
Rick has been an ordained minister for 28 years and as of March 2005 responded to the call of Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Fellowship Church.
In 1986 Rick moved his family from Plymouth, Indiana to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to attend Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and served there at Family Worship Center as an Associate Pastor to the Bus Ministry.
During the next 3 years Pastor Rick and Dana worked in the Bus Ministry ministering to over 1500 inner-city kids each week.
Pastor Rick coordinated and supervised over 30 buses and over 100 volunteers.
In December, 1990, they left the bus ministry and helped start a small inner-city church located in downtown Baton Rouge.
In February, 1992 they accepted a position here at Abundant Life Fellowship
Pastor Rick believes prayer is vital and strongly encourages Christians to develop a consistent prayer life.
has a strong conviction that the church should equip the Saints to build the Kingdom of God; that every Saint should be endued with power; that they have within them a gift that must be exercised in the body of Christ.
That the church should take the Gospel to the world and the message of the Cross should be preached.
Pastor Rick is a Bible preacher with a vision to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
To take the Gospel to the world and to reach a changing society we must be a progressive church.
believes the message of the Cross never changes; the truth will set you free.
loves the traditional hymns combined with a contemporary style of worship.
Pastor Rick believes Christians can live victorious, blessed, and experience the abundant life Jesus Christ intended us to live.
Pastor Rick and Dana have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
and Dena Cummins and their children Elijah, Christian and Michal reside in Tacoma and are involved here at Abundant Life Fellowship
in the music ministry.
Pastor Cummins, as Founding Pastor, will continue to assist Pastor Rick Cummins with the Missions Board, and traveling around the USA as God opens doors.