Shane Cockrill has been the pastor at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship since July of 2009. Before coming to ALCF, Shane received his master’s degree in school counseling and spent several years in the field of special education. After hearing God’s call to full time ministry in the church, Shane was ordained by Abundant Life.
As pastor, Shane’s greatest passion is to see people transformed by Jesus Christ. In his personal time, Shane enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, and sons, Elijah and Isaiah. He also enjoys playing basketball and his guitar as well as making crafts that involve glitter.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship consists of two elders, three deacons, and our pastor.
Our elders are Kevin Hewitt, Jerry McCoy, and Dean Senften and our deacons are Paul King, Dan Hartman, and Tom Skelley. These men work closely alongside Pastor Shane to make important administrative decisions for the church and to seek God’s guidance in leading the members of ALCF toward accomplishing our mission in Massillon and beyond.
The team leaders of Abundant Life are the men and women who oversee various aspects of the ministries of the church. Each team is responsible for carrying out a portion of our mission: worship, discipleship, fellowship, and evangelism.
Galen Grabill is our worship team leader, Jim Kurzen is our discipleship team leader, Linda Crofut heads up our fellowship team, and Pastor Shane currently oversees the evangelism team.
Justin, affectionately referred to as “Shack,” is Abundant Life’s youth leader. He began this position in August of 2011 and has quickly grown into an energetic, dynamic leader. Justin is passionate about his work here with the kids at ALCF and watching them grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ.
Justin is a certified teacher working in Tuslaw Local School District. He is engaged to Kylie Schaer and looking forward to getting married in 2013.
Brandon is one of the youth leaders at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship. It's not unusual to see him spending his spare time studying the Bible with one or more of the youth group members, and he's devoted to guiding these teens towards a deeper relationship with Jesus. Brandon's currently studying to become a social worker, and in his spare time, he writes and performs spoken word poetry. You can check out his amazing work via Facebook. Brandon is engaged to Hailey, ALCF's intern, and he's looking forward to their upcoming marriage.
Hailey is Abundant Life's intern. Don't let her title fool you: she's more than just an employee-in-training. In her time at ALCF, she's become an integral part of what we do. And she does everything: she's Pastor Shane's assistant, a youth volunteer, a graphic designer, a master organizer, our women's ministry coordinator, and much, much more! Hailey is currently working on her degree in ministry, and she is a volleyball coach for Tuslaw. She recently got engaged to Brandon, one of our youth leaders, and they're planning a summer 2014 wedding.
Sarah is Abundant Life’s administrative assistant. She works with Pastor Shane and the other leaders of the church to oversee and carry out various ministries. In addition to her work at ALCF, Sarah is a high school English teacher in Norwayne Local School District. If you have any questions about what’s going on at the church, she is more than likely to know or be able to find the answer for you. You can always reach her at the church’s e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org.