Pastors & Staff

Pastor George Taggart 

Senior Pastor

 George Taggart is the founding pastor of Abundant Life Church in Simi Valley. George is passionate in his study of the Bible and views it as an integral part of his “one on one” time with the Spirit of the living God. George has a true pastor’s heart with a deep desire to disciple others, leading many into a closer relationship with the Lord.
George was first called into the ministry in 1979 where he led a small Bible study at a local Church. The Lord blessed George’s efforts and the Bible study grew with people who were hungry to learn more about God’s plan for their lives. Soon after, the Lord called him to the pastorate. In 2012, George believed the Lord directed him to start a new ministry in Simi Valley, CA. George responded to the call and has been faithful to serve the needs of his community with love and pastoral care.
George and his wife Catherine along with the leadership of Abundant Life Church of Simi Valley are committed to lifting Jesus up, where His Word is paramount and the love and joy the Lord is experienced by all.

Pastor John Raskin 

Care Pastor

John has been a Men’s Ministry leader, Worship leader, and volunteer Chaplain with Rescue Missions, homeless outreaches and the LAPD for over 20 years. As Care Pastor of Abundant Life Church, it is John’s joy to help facilitate relationships in the Body of Christ through the Holy Spirit and it’s his passion to see ALC be a place where all who worship with us feel that they are part of the Family of God.

Gino Ferrare

Worship Leader

Gino has been active in Church ministry since the early ’90s and has had the privilege of leading worship at several churches in the Simi Valley area. Gino holds deep in his spirit that worship as an integral part of communion with God, through Jesus Christ as facilitated by the Holy Spirit. Gino believes true worship is extremely important to softening the heart before receiving a message from the pulpit. Although worship comes in many forms, worship expressed through music was designed by God as a vehicle to commune with Him in a way that is described as a sweet fragrance to His senses. Gino is privileged to not only lead the Abundant Life congregation in worship but to do so along with many talented and anointed singers and musicians that join with him each week as they lay their musical gifts and voices before the Spirit of the Lord. Most important of all is his desire to lead others into the throne room of God the Father, and then – simply – get out of the way!

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