Get to Know our Pastors

Pastor John Woods



Pastor Christine Woods


Pastor John was born and raised in Montreal and has lived most of his adult life in the Ottawa area. He and his wife have raised two children, David and Sarah, who are both happily married and continue to support their parents in their ministry.
Pastor John earned his Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1980. After working in the government, he decided to answer the call of God and committed himself to earning his Master's Degree in Theology, which he was awarded in 1996 from Evangel Christian University of Louisiana.
Always eager to learn more, in 1998, Pastor John earned his Doctorate in Christian Counselling from Evangel Christian University.
Pastor John was ordained under Elim Fellowhip in 1992 and served on the board of Elim Fellowship Canada for a period of five year.
Pastor Christine is the Associate Pastor at Abundant Life. Ordained under Elim Canada in 1994, she serves our church body through one-on-one ministry, teaching, preaching, and speaking at women's retreats and other events. Pastor Christine is also the leader of our Worship Team and is responsible for the Women's Ministry and the Young People's Group.
Like Pastor John, Pastor Christine was born and raised in Montreal and has lived most of her adult life in the Ottawa area. She is trained as a Registered Nurse and became an RN in 1974. She currently works part-time as an RN in the mental health field here in Ottawa.