Innovative, talented, enthusiastic and energetic. Russell Hayes became fulltime Associate Pastor of Abundant Life Church in June, 2008, after serving as Youth Pastor for 6 years. His 18 years experience working with the Texas District Youth Camps, including serving as Texas District Section 9 Youth Director for 4 years, provided excellent training to assist and guide in many different areas of the church.

Pastor Hayes and his wife, Alisha, are both blessed with vibrant personalities and beautiful singing and musical talents, which they use to glorify and honor our Saviour and Lord. Their two beautiful daughters, Ashton and Addison, complete the Hayes family and are a blessing to the church.