Abundant Life Church is a life development church and a place where faith and life connect to provide people an opportunity to learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus, and experience being part of a life-giving faith community.
Formerly named the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, in 1917 the Church became a spiritual refuge for Caribbean immigrants and empowered them to become valuable contributors to the Cambridge community. In 1997 the church changed its name to the Abundant Life Church (ALC) and continues to be a thriving, diverse beacon of hope at the corner of Howard and Callender Streets. ALC purchased 37-39-41 Howard Street, providing housing to growing families and through a 27-year partnership with the Salvation Army, ALC has helped the increasing homeless population.
Among other outreach efforts, ALC serves as a host site for the Cambridge Jazz Festival and the Eric Jackson Concert Series. Missional outreaches to Haiti, Jamaica, Uganda, and Kenya empowers the local churches to address poverty, establish schools, and build self-sufficiency. One of the newer ministries, ALC Cares, partners with the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts to address issues that affect urban communicants and their wellness.
Church Leaders, Bishop Lawrence Ward and Rev. Dr. Virginia Ward’s focus is to mentor and train leaders for the church and community while passing on the legacy of faith and compassion to future generations.
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