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Pastor Nathan Boyd has been the Senior Pastor at Abundant Life Apostolic Church in Olympia since 2009. He is a committed, Spirit-filled, bi-vocational apostolic pastor who is actively involved both in the community and in raising his three children. Before serving as Pastor at Abundant Life, Pastor Nathan was blessed to serve Calvary Tabernacle UPC in Mountlake Terrace, WA for 10 years as Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor and watched in awed wonder as God tripled the work at Calvary Tabernacle. It was a privilege to learn from and assist Pastor Gary Blaylock in this ministry and help build a beautiful new sanctuary where many have been baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost.
Nathan Boyd was raised in church and received the Holy Ghost when he was 9 years old. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, where in an empty classroom of the science building, Nathan accepted the call of God to ministry. He is currently working on his Master of Ministry degree at Hope International University’s Apostolic School of Theology with a concentration on Pastoral Care.
Pastor Nathan served as the Washington District UPCI Sunday School Director for 6 years.
Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Worship
Bro. and Sis. Vandevender come to Abundant Life with several years of ministerial experience. Bro. Vandevender is locally licensed with the United Pentecostal Church and they have led youth and been used in children’s ministries in oneness Pentecostal congregations in Satsop and Lacey, WA.
Sunday School Director
Ladies' Ministry Director
Rev. Leana Defoe
Director of Prayer Ministries