Bishop Wayne R. Crozier, a native of Huntington, West Virginia, is the founding pastor of Abundant Life Ministries, a growing multi-ethnic, multi-generational ministry with locations in both Charleston and Huntington, WV. Bishop Crozier is a graduate of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas and was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit in 1983 under the ministry of the late Pastor Martha Johnson of Huntington, WV. He moved to Charleston, WV in 1992, where he served in numerous positions under his spiritual father and covering, Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Bishop Crozier and his wife, Renea planted the first Abundant Life Ministries church on Charleston’s East End in 1998. The ministry has experienced tremendous growth and opened its second campus in Huntington in 2016. Bishop Crozier serves as senior pastor of the Huntington campus, and Elder Tysean Lynch serves as the campus pastor. In his capacity as Bishop, he oversees several other churches in the United States and West Africa.
Bishop Crozier has ministered at some of the largest venues in the world and is a sought-after speaker, locally, nationally and internationally. Among his many engagements, he has spoken at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ International Pastors and Leadership Conference, TBN’s show, Praise the Lord, as well as various locations in Africa.
With a heart for the community, Bishop Crozier and Abundant Life Ministries are committed to reaching the lost, building disciples and helping believers live the abundant life. In addition to in-reach ministries that serve Abundant Life members, the ministry operates multiple ongoing outreach efforts, including ministries serving prisons, nursing homes, seniors and the homeless. Adding to these critical missions, the ministry is preparing for its next expansion of the Life Community Center that will provide education, training and job placement services for local at-risk and outcast residents.
After giving his life to the Lord, Bishop Crozier says the next best thing that has ever happened to him was meeting his lovely wife, Renea. They were married in 1993 and are the proud
First Lady Renea Crozier is from Rand, West Virginia and is a graduate of Marshall University,University of Charleston, and Wheeling Jesuit University. First Lady is the Administrator of Abundant Life Ministries and the President of Women With Abundant Life.
After 18 years of experience in the corporate world, she is now devoting all of her experience and skills to the ministry. First Lady is fulfilling her God-ordained purpose by being a helpmate to her husband in every area needed and she can honestly say like King Solomon, “I found who my soul loves.”
Bishop and First Lady were married in 1993 and are the proud parents of their beautiful and gifted daughter, Aliyah, who is the child they prayed for 10 years prior to her birth. Aliyah, which means to ascend and to prosper, has truly brought prosperity to their lives.