About Charles Nieman

In 1977, Charles, along with his wife Rochelle, began teaching God’s Word in a small railroad union hall with just 20 people. Since that small beginning, their church ministry has grown; and today, they pastor the 23,000+ member Abundant Living Faith Center and oversee the ever-expanding Charles Nieman Ministries.

An internationally known pastor, conference speaker and author, Charles is passionate about teaching people how to have a better life, and how to share that with others. "For me it's simple," says Charles, "the thief comes to steal, kill and to destroy, but Jesus came to give us a better life; an abundant life; a life where the free favors of God profusely abound. If Jesus said it, that settles it for me."

Charles, a native El Pasoan, grew up in a military family and lived in cities all over the United States and overseas. His parents taught him the incredible values of discipline and faithfulness. As a high school student, his family returned to El Paso, Texas, where he graduated and went on to attend the University of Texas at El Paso. It was there that he met his wife, Rochelle, who led him to know the Lord. Charles and Rochelle have been happily married since 1970 and have two children, Shannon and Jared, who have also dedicated their lives to working in the ministry.

Under Charles’ and Rochelle’s leadership, Charles Nieman Ministries is known as a ministry that not only teaches a message of grace and hope through Jesus Christ but also demonstrates that hope by helping people who are in need around the world. “The heartbeat of this ministry is to serve the world around us and to help people know that there is a God who loves them, cares for them, and wants to meet their needs. This ministry is determined to bring the abundant life message to people by teaching them and showing them that God wants them to have a better life.” ~ Pastor Charles

Pastors Charles' and Rochelle's influence continues to grow, and they are excited about the opportunity to build a relationship with more and more people around the world as they partner with others to make a difference.

“Regardless of size, regardless of time, our vision remains constant: To teach people how to have the abundant life that God wants them to have.” ~ Pastor Charles


A little about Charles:

Q: What is your favorite scripture?

A: John 10:10

Q: How long have you been a pastor?

A: I've pastored the same church, Abundant Living Faith Center, in El Paso,Texas for over 35 years.Our church began in 1977 with just a handful of people. Today, our church family has over 23,000 members.

Q: Favorite sports team?

A: The L.A. Lakers

Q: Favorite Drink?

A: Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte.