The Story of ALC
Abundant Life Church was founded in June 1989 by Pastor George Powell and his wife, Ann, at the invitation of the Northwest Christian Evangelistic Association.
The church met at Pleasant Valley Elementary School for its early years, and then moved to the Seventh Day Adventist building on 172nd, where the church held services for over 11 years. In 1995 the church purchased 11 acres on SE 172nd and Hemrich Road. After 15 years of meeting in numerous rental locations, the church moved into her first facility in March 2004. Completion of phase 2 in June of 2007 provided a state-of-the-art children’s and student ministries facility, as well as expanded lobby space and a new Life Café espresso shop. An additional five acres of adjoining land to the Happy Valley campus was acquired in 2013, allowing the potential for future expansion.
In April of 2008 Abundant Life opened the doors of its first campus in the Parkrose community. This campus marked the beginning of the multi-site adventure. The Parkrose campus was later closed, but Abundant Life launched a third campus in Sandy, Oregon in October 2010. The Sandy Campus met at Mt. Hood Athletic Club in Sandy for 10 months, and then moved into its permanent home on Champion Way, near the Sandy Cinema in August 2011. In April of 2014 the Vancouver Campus, ALC’s newest campus, was launched at the Firstenburg Community Center. Then Easter 2016 Vancouver started meeting in their permanent home on NE Fourth Plain Blvd., near 24 Hour Fitness.
In August 2017, Abundant Life Church welcomed its new Lead Pastor Jeremy Jernigan, his wife Michelle, and their family.
More importantly than where we’ve been, however, is where we are going! We celebrate what God has done in the past but look forward with even greater anticipation to all He wants to do through us in the future.