James Woods has been at Abundant Life, UPCI since late 2014. He served as Armor Bearer to the late Pastor Bert A. Ray II starting in early 2015, and was voted in to be the Assistant to the Pastor in November 2017. In late 2018, following the passing of his mentor, he was voted to be the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life UPCI. Pastor Woods has a passion for Apostolic doctrine, and biblical holiness. It is his desire to teach people how to live according to the bible in the 21st century.
Bert Ray III was born and raised in the Apostolic Faith. He has served the church in various ministries throughout the years. He was voted to be Youth Pastor in 2016. In late 2017 he received his Christian Worker’s license, and is currently working toward a minister’s license with the United Pentecostal Church.