Joe Ganahl

Senior Pastor
cell: (605) 695-9444
work: (605) 692-2564
As the Lead Pastor of Abundant Life, I wear many ministry hats, however my main ministry is a ministry of reconciliation from 2Cor 5:17-21.  That passage says that God is not counting the sins of the world against them anymore and that He exchanged Jesus equally for us while we were still His enemies.  That is a powerful passage and one I’m passionate about communicating to our world.  One of the things I enjoy most about being a pastor is seeing the joy on people’s faces when they truly understand how good God is and how much He loves them.
I have been a pastor for almost 20 years now.  I have always loved sharing the truth of God’s Word, but in the Fall of 2010 God revealed to me His Gospel of Grace.  A Gospel that is based on His righteousness, a Gospel that is the power for performing miracles to everyone who believes, a Gospel that I’m not ashamed of, a Gospel He wants us to live by.  Rom 1:16-17  That pure Gospel has changed my life, the lives of my family, and the lives of the people in our church.
There is not enough room to talk about the amazing miracles we have seen God do over the last eight years here.  Story upon story upon story that detail miracles of healing, restored marriages, financial breakthroughs, and divine protection have been experienced by many in our church family.  God promises those signs and wonders follow the preaching of Grace.  Acts 14:3; Rom 15:19; Heb 2:4
In late 2014, we changed our name to Abundant Life based on John 10:10.  Many people have asked me why we did that, and it’s simple, really.  We wanted our community to know and experience the Abundant Life that Jesus came to bring us.  It is my joy, my privilege and my honor be able to share that with you.  My heart and my life has been changed by Jesus and I want the world to know and experience this same abundant life that I have received from him.