Meet the Pastor

Senior Pastor: Michael Peoples

Michael Peoples is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  He was raised in his great-grandfather's church, Gethsemane Holy Church, who was the founder and pastor for over 60 years.  At an early age, he played drums then soon moved to playing the Hammond organ, where he became the minister of music.  Having the love for music and an inner entrepreneurship, he became the owner of "Pure Krishna Ministries Inc." "Epthatha Records Inc." and The Bridge Center Inc.

In his early twenties, Michael began to minister the Word of God and received his ministerial license with the United Holy Church of America.  After, he and his wife and children moved their membership to Word Tabernacle Church where he served as Associate Pastor.  Several years later, he was called to Indianapolis, as Site Pastor for Barnes West Worship Center and Executive Pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church.  In March 2015, The Abundant Church Inc. was launched.  Michael has the privilege of serving as founder and Senior Pastor.

Michael Peoples has been married to his lovely wife, Krystal Peoples, for 25 years.  This union has blessed them with three beautiful daughters named Krishon, Charisma, and MaKirah.  He has an Associate of Arts Degree in World Religion, a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, a minor in Christian counseling from Liberty University.  Currently, he is pursuing a Master's of Divinity with a focus in Church Planting and Evangelism from Liberty University.

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