Welcome to Abundant Life Center!Church of Lathrop
We are so happy that you stopped by! At ALC, our philosophy is simple, Love God and Love People. From the beginning of time mankind has longed to go beyond status quo into a realm of greater purpose. The awesome thing is, that Jesus Christ, our Creator, has made this greater purpose available. In the gospel of John, Jesus declared that He came to give us life and that more abundantly!
That is why Abundant Life Center Church of Lathrop exists. We believe that through all of our problems, struggles, and even broken resolutions, there is a God in Heaven who cares so deeply for His children that regardless of their circumstances He will respond to their needs. The key is to come.
We invite you to link up with the community of believers at ALC and realize just how abundant life truly can be!
2015 was a monumental year for Nathaniel and Shannon Camarena. A life changing move was in store, when in October, they packed up all of their belongings and by faith left their long time home in Fremont, to set their compass eastward.
Their transition came as a result of a deep call of God that they had felt for some time for the city and people of Lathrop. Their Pastor, Rev. Jonathan Shoemake of First Church San Jose, knew the timing was right and gave them his full blessing for starting their endeavor.
Having grown up under the leadership of his Father’s ministry (Bishop Alex Camarena) and then that of Pastor Shoemake, Nathaniel Camarena is no stranger to the work of the Lord. His wife, Shannon, has also been an instrumental partner in life as well as ministry, working hand in hand with her husband through their ministerial efforts in Youth, Sunday School, and Care Pastoring departments while serving in San Jose.
Pastor and Sis. Camarena invite you to embark on this exciting new journey with them and discover life and that more abundantly at The Abundant Life Center Church of Lathrop!
Pastor & First Lady Camarena
Abundant Life Center Church of Lathrop, California
About the bishop
It was the late 1980s when Rev. Alex Camarena and wife Sis. Cathy Camarena were brought to a major crossroad in their lives by the Lord. With a thriving hair salon business in the burgeoning start-up city of San Jose, CA, these successful Christian entrepreneurs were established, flourishing, and had a promising future in Silicon Valley. But this wasn’t all that God had for them; Bro. Camarena couldn’t shake the pull of God he felt calling his family to something more, to a greater level in the Kingdom. It was at this pinnacle of the couple’s career that they decided to answer the call, and in 1989 they left San Jose—and their business—to begin the small home missions church that would become Abundant Life Center.
In pursuing the call of God on their lives, then Pastor Alex and Sis. Cathy Camarena were blessed with great revival and were afforded the opportunity to minister the name of Jesus to many people. Since then, their family has grown to include several daughters-in-law and many wonderful grandchildren who have brought some of the greatest happiness to their lives. A man of the Word, Rev. Alex Camarena also furthered his education during these years and in 2001, graduated with his Bachelors in Theology from Christian Life College in Stockton, CA. In 2014, the church embarked on an exciting and God ordained transition as now Bishop Alex Camarena installed his son, Nathaniel Camarena as the new Pastor. Today, under their leadership, Abundant Life Center continues to flourish.
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This simply means that we adhere to the doctrine that was taught to the Apostles (Apostolic) as taught to them by Jesus Christ. When Jesus died, was buried and rose again he initiated a New Covenant that would be available to all nations. The first time that the bible records people joining this New Covenant experience is on the day of Pentecost (Pentecostal).
So together, the title Apostolic Pentecostal describes our adherence to the commandments of Jesus as did the Apostles so that we too, may experience the dynamic and life changing results witnessed on the day of Pentecost.
Abundant Life Center
Our Church Service Schedule is as follows:
Sunday Morning: 11am
Wednesday Evening: 7:30pm
Rides Available: (408) 708-3808
From I-5, exit East on Louise Ave., turn left on 5th st., turn right on 7th st, Church on left past the Post Office. From the 99, exit West on Lathrop Rd., turn left on 5th st., turn left on J St., right on 7th St., church on right.