Mission Statement


be A church that is striving to positively affect the community by utilizing the love of Jesus and a heart of worship; A church reaching the lost, equipping future leaders, discipling people, and transforming lives with a passion for God’s presence.


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Freedom, hope and purpose for all people.



  • The Holy Spirit comes first. His fruit, His gifts; His leading-our yielding.
  • God’s Word is the first and final authority for submission and decision making
  • We deliver our best to serve the house of God
  • No compromise on truth, integrity and trust.
  • We recognize each other’s gifts and help each other grow.
  • Honor one another: act courteously; build dignity; always build unity.
  • Considerate, transparent communication.
  • We value the gathering/meeting together.

Senior Pastor

James Brown


Laura Brown

Jamie and Laura Brown have lived in Pickens, SC for over 16 years. They both graduated from Tabernacle Baptist Bible College with a Bachelors of Theology. As a couple, they have served at Abundant Life Church for over 8 years, before Jamie became Senior Pastor. They have a daughter, Norah, who is also very involved in their ministry. Together they strive to evangelize the lost and equip Abundant Life Church with the resources necessary to become a beacon of hope in the community.


Associate Pastor

Justin Holman


Miranda Holman