Charles Nieman

Charles Nieman is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. With a passion to teach people how to enjoy the abundant life Jesus came to give, Charles, along with his wife Rochelle, began teaching in a home Bible study with 12 people in 1977. The Bible study would later become Abundant Living Faith Center – a 30,000 member, multi-campus church in El Paso, Texas.
Pastor Charles trains pastoral leaders and speaks in conferences throughout the United States and around the globe. His ministry reach has expanded to South Africa, Australia, Canada, South America, Mexico, England, Indonesia, Scotland, Portugal, Peru, Sweden, Singapore, Iceland, and Norway.

Rochelle Nieman went on to be with the Lord on December 30th, 2012. Her love for God and His Kingdom emanated in who she was and in all that she did. Her drive for excellence remains a touchstone at the church she and Charles co-founded.

Today, Charles, along with his children, Shannon and Jared, continues to pastor Abundant Living Faith Center. 2017 marks forty years as a church. Since those days of small beginnings, the mission remains the same – Charles is still teaching people how to enjoy the abundant life that Jesus came to give. Moving forward, he is determined to live his life with a vengeance and make a bigger difference in this world than ever before.



Shannon Nieman

Shannon, daughter of Pastors Charles and Rochelle Nieman, carries the vision of her parent’s ministry beyond the four walls of the church into her community. She teaches God’s Word with a passion, instilling her immovable belief that everyone has a NEW LIFE with Christ in them.
Shannon serves as an Associate Pastor at Abundant Living Faith Center, the Superintendent of Faith Christian Academy, and she oversees many other facets of the ministries in the church. She loves God, loves life, and loves people, especially her family. She and her husband, Matthew, are a fun-loving couple completely devoted to their children, Emery Rochelle and Grayson Matthew.



Jared Nieman

As the son of Pastors Charles and Rochelle Nieman, Jared grew up on the front row of church. In addition to being the administrator of Abundant Living Faith Center, he now serves as a teaching pastor at the church.

Jared, his wife Karla, son Caleb and their daughter Charlotte have committed their lives to building the Church and to continuing the work Charles and Rochelle started many years ago. They also have an awesome dog appropriately named, “Awesome”.