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Elder Joel C Lofton | Abundant Life CCM

Elder Joel C Lofton

...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. St. John 10:10b

Elder Joel C. Lofton, Pastor & Founder

Joel is  chosen and anointed for the End Time Ministry. He received the Gift of the Holy  Spirit at a young age. He was born in Dayton, Ohio to Gwendolyn and the late  Pastor Andrew Lee Lofton. He was reared as a third generation Pentecostal. He is  the youngest of eleven children.

He  received his elementary and high school education from Christian schooling;  where the word of the Lord was poured into him by spirit filled educators. He  received his Associates in Ministry and Bachelors in Christian education from  Grace Bible College. Elder Lofton accepted his call to preach the uncompromised  Word of God at the age of nineteen. He acclaims his cultivation of his call to  his Mother and Father, Bishop & Lady Clara Majors, Bishop Norman Wagner,  Bishop Iona Locke, Minister Todd and Lady Daphne Bell, and Elder Arneta Kirksey  just to name a few. In his mid twenties, the Lord allowed him the pleasure of  meeting Dr. Carolyn Showell who affectionately became his “Aunt Carolyn”. This  began a long relationship of mentorship, prayer, and cultivation.

In  June 2011, He married Satese Janae. Currently, they reside in Dayton,  Ohio.

The  Lord spoke to Elder Lofton many years ago, preparing him for this phase of his  ministry. As many leaders whom God chose, he offered many excuses often selling  himself short but through time God began to make His will crystal clear to him.  While spending time with God, He spoke to him through Isaiah chapter 58 and more  directly verse 12 calling him “THE REPAIRER OF THE BREACH, THE RESTORER OF  PATHS” this passage stood up in his life and was the final word of  confirmation. The world is full of people who need to be repaired and restored.  Many who have not known God or have turned their back on Him because of some  trick of the enemy or self-confusion.

The  Lord has chosen Elder Lofton to be one of many that will work in the mission of  restoration. Now the assignment is clear. The focus of his ministry is the  deliverance of God’s People. He loves to uplift, encourage, and help lead others  to a personal relationship with Christ. He flows with an energetic anointing,  that tries to leave no soul who is searching untouched. In August 2002, he  founded Abundant Life Christ Centered Ministries, Remnant Reformed Church, Inc.  Key Scripture: John  10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and  to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that  they might have it more abundantly.

As the scripture states above, God wants us  to be full of life. The only way to achieve life fulfillment is to make  Christ the center of everything. When we look at St. John 10:10, we must  understand that the enemies assignment is to kill, steal, and destroy. Jesus  moves quickly and abolishes the enemy’s assignment and tells us that he comes  that we might have life; thus giving us a choice. We can either have life or  life more abundantly.

So many  believers as well as unbelievers are living beneath their privilege (meaning  that we have accepted what the enemy has stolen, killed, or destroyed). God  never designed for us to live defeated lives; we must live as the victorious  people God chose us to be. We at this ministry choose abundant  life.

His  Primary Focus is To Be Where God  Is.