Our Story

How it all started...

Abundant Life began as a small home mission church in Chicago in 1989.  The church family moved when God called the pastor and his family back to Colorado to reach out to the Front Range.  God miraculously provided the money to build a church on a piece of land in Johnstown, CO.  They broke ground in March of 1993, and finished building in September.  Despite seasons of struggle and persecution in the area, God began drawing people from the surrounding areas and working miracles, fulfilling a prophecy that had been spoken over the church that people would come “from the east and the west and the north and the south.”  In 2000, it was clear that the building would need to be expanded because of the growth.  Once again, the Lord miraculously provided the funds to expand the sanctuary another 40×40 section.  The church continued to grow.  Hundreds of people were baptized in Jesus’ name, filled with the Holy Ghost, and came to find healing, growth and deliverance.  Multiple people have launched from ALT to start churches in different areas.  Recently, after 20 years of seeing God’s hand move and provide, it became clear once again that it was time to expand the ministry of Abundant Life.

We believe that God wants us to maximize our impact, and move forward and grow to reach even more people with the gospel!  For many years, Pastor Dieter Skowron has had a vision to have a building off of I-25.  In 2014, God provided a buyer for our old building on 1000 Country Acres Drive, and a facility to worship in at the Roosevelt High School auditorium in Johnstown.  For almost two years, the church met in temporary locations as construction began on a piece of land the Lord provided at the entrance to the Thompson River Ranch subdivision off the I-25 frontage road.  Though this was a difficult time, the hand of God was very evident as He provided over and over again, both financially and with the members of the church.  Rather than shrinking because of this time, the Lord added to the church so that it grew both spiritually and in membership!
In April of 2016, in dramatic and miraculous fashion, we were granted our temporary occupancy so that we could hold services in our brand new facility at 5450 River Ranch Parkway.  The new building has a sanctuary that holds 600 people and facilities for youth and Sunday school ministry.  It sits right at the entrance to the Thompson River Ranch Subdivision off the I-25 frontage road in between the two Loveland exits.  The building will soon also house Cafe 5450, a coffee shop serving the finest roast from Colorado and providing a cozy place for conversation, ministry and study, with a conference room immediately adjacent, available to rent.

We can say with confidence that God has been with us throughout the entire growth of the church and has never let us down yet!  We believe that God is calling us to greater heights and believe that new location will be one of the means God uses to accomplish His purposes!

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