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"Moreover it is required as stewards, that a man be found faithful."
(I Corinthians 4:2)

Pastor Anthony E. Houston, Sr. is the Pastor and Founder of Abundant Life Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. in Detroit, Michigan. Abundant Life Tabernacle is a growing and thriving body of believers with a focus on Biblical Principles for living an Abundant Life (John 10:10) Mental Transformation (Romans 12:1-2) Soul winning with a focus on family and youth ministry within the inner city (Nehemiah 4:13). Pastor Houston was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ by the late Bishop C.L. Anderson Jr.  Prior to being ordained, he served his spiritual "father in the faith" Bishop Edward W. Lucas, founder of Faith Tabernacle Church.

Pastor Houston currently serves in the Progressive District of Great Lakes First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Pastor Houston received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Augustine College in Raleigh, NC. He then went on to receive a Master of Education Degree in School Administration from Wayne State University in 1989. Pastor Houston attended William Tyndale Bible College and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is the recipient of the "Booker T. Washington Distinguished Educator Award," 1991. Pastor Houston was recognized in 1991 as a Distinguished Educator by Governor John Engler.

His vision for ministry is expanding (See Website Vision Statement). He is married to Evangelist Irene Houston and is the proud father of four children. His greatest challenge is winning more souls for Jesus Christ.

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."
( Proverbs 31:10)

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, First Lady Houston accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was filled with His Spirit at an early age. Her ministry was nurtured and developed early through the disciplines of the church. From an early age she actively participated in Sunday School, Sunshine Band, Purity Class, Y.P.W.W. and Y.W.C.C.

Her love for God, the Church and her interest in learning about it gave her zeal. She continues to serve the Church. Early in ministry, she understood that the highest and holiest of qualifications that you can receive is to have the divine call of God on your life. First Lady Houston accepted her call to the sacred responsibility of the gospel ministry to teach the Word of God and believes the call on her life is to challenge believers to live in victory through applying God's Word.

First Lady Houston is marrired to Pastor Anthony Houston and is the proud mother of 4 children, Elder Anthony E. Houston, II., Deacon Michael Houston, Brittany Houston and Deacon Marcus Houston. She is committed to bringing people to Jesus Christ, developing them in Christ like maturity and equipping them for their ministry in the church and life mission work in order to maginfy God's name

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