Dr. Jim & Lydia Ames


Dr. Jim Ames, originally from Fort Worth, Texas, met and married his wife, Lydia, while he was stationed in the Armed Forces in Zaragoza, Spain.

After graduating from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1982, Pastors Jim & Lydia moved to Dodge City, Kansas, where they pioneered Abundant Life Family Church. Today ALFC continues to thrive and minister to the whole family.

Pastors Jim & Lydia teach the Word of God with a practical simplicity that is useful for daily living. Together, they help believers learn how to live a victorious life of faith in God. Pastors Jim & Lydia have been married for over 30 years, and have two children, Jonathan & Joanna and one grandchild.

Amanda Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Amanda Anderson has worked at ALFC since 1990. She currently serves as the Administrative Assistant, coordinating the church’s business and activities. She is also involved in the youth ministry and serves on the Sunday morning Praise & Worship Team.


Sue Cunningham

Children's Ministry Director

With a Bachelors Degree in Education, Sue has been the Children’s Ministry Director at Abundant Life Family Church since 1981. Throughout the years, hundreds of children have been taught the Word of God through age-appropriate lessons and activities. Sue and ALFC Children’s Ministry Volunteers provide weekly children’s church classes, community-wide vacation bible schools, and other kid friendly activities.