Pastor Doug Bird
Doug wandered into a Church in the small town of Marysville in 1979 and that night would forever change his life. That night he met Jesus and the life of a drug dealer that had no real direction took on a whole new direction. Shortly after that Doug was called into the ministry and he began to share Jesus with all his friends and former associates, street witnessing and becoming the youth pastor at the Church where he’d been saved.
After attending New Life School of the Ministry, Doug and his wife Janice moved to Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible Training Center where they graduated in 1985. Traveling as an evangelist throughout Bible College they felt the Lord leading them to pioneer a Church in Roseville, California.
Abundant Life Fellowship is a Luke 14 & 15 Church, reaching and ministering to the hurting and finding creative ways to meet needs and change lives. Abundant Life Fellowship has grown to see 3,000 people touched each week through the many ministries and outreaches.
Doug is the founder of Lord’s Gym, an outreach sports ministry. His passion to provide a place for the young people of the city to come and find a positive environment and role models to mentor and influence them in a positive way. Since the original Lord’s Gym opened its door in 1994 Doug has been instrumental in helping other pastors and Churches catch the vision of starting a Lord’s Gym in their city. Currently there are 19 Lord’s Gyms with plans underway for several more.
Coming up to 30 years of marriage, Pastor Doug and Janice are the proud parents of four children and two grandchildren.