Do you know that everyone experiences loss of life differently and that no two people grieve the same? Abundant living faith center in El Paso, Texas just lost one of their beloved lead Co- Pastors to a lengthy battle with cancer. Rochelle Nieman helped build up this wonderful church ministry and worked alongside her wonderful husband Charles for many years. I have written before about Pastor Charles Nieman’s Ministries and his television program on GOD television. A better life with Charles Nieman appears every Sunday morning on several Christian networks. Pastor Rochelle passed away to be with the Lord yesterday December 30, 2012 and will never be forgotten, she leaves behind a legacy. "It is with great sadness that we inform you that Pastor Rochelle passed away this morning surrounded by family," read a status on Charles Nieman's Facebook page Sunday afternoon. "The Nieman family truly appreciates your love, support and prayers. We will inform everyone of the funeral schedule once it is finalized. Please be advised that ALL church services will go on as scheduled. God Bless You!" Pastor Charles and his two children know that they will see Rochelle again and that this is not goodbye for forever, but it is we will see you soon our beloved.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Rochelle on a few occasions and always felt so richly blessed by what a Godly woman she truly was. When Pastor Charles comes to speak to the church at Harvest Life Church in Nampa, Idaho my family makes a point of attending. We have all been so blessed by this family and I am just in awe of how they display such strength. I also know that spiritually speaking that God truly is on their side and every fiber of their strength comes from God as His Spirit radiates from them. May God continue to bless this family as they continue their ministry fighting the good fight while they await the resurrection and see their lovely Rochelle again. This following scripture reminded me of her as God showed it to me yesterday after hearing the news of her passing. The living bible says in 2 Timothy 4:7,8 “I have fought long and hard for my Lord and through it all I have kept true to him. And now the time has come for me to stop fighting and rest. In heaven a crown is waiting for me which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of his return. And not just to me, but to all those whose lives show that they are eagerly looking forward to his coming back.” Amen! Rest in peace Pastor Rochelle….
From Abundant Living Faith Center's Rochelle Nieman bio:
Rochelle Nieman grew up in a small town in Raton, New Mexico. She is the daughter of two people who taught her to live life passionately and love abundantly. She came to El Paso at the age of 18 to attend the University of Texas at El Paso, where she not only fell the love with the city but fell in love with Charles. It was Rochelle who actually came to know the Lord first and eventually led Charles down the same road. They have been happily married since 1970 and have two children, Shannon and Jared, who have also dedicated their lives to working in the ministry.
In 1977, Charles and Rochelle Nieman began teaching God’s Word in a small railroad union hall with 20 people. Since that small beginning, their church ministry has grown; and today, they pastor the 23,000+ member Abundant Living Faith Center and oversee the ever-expanding Charles Nieman Ministries.
As Co-Pastor of Abundant Living Faith Center, Rochelle directs the church administration, leads the women's ministry, acts as superintendent to the fully accredited Faith Christian Academy, and regularly teaches the church congregation in their weekly services. Rochelle has a heart for making people feel at home and welcome. Her commitment to ministry is driven by her belief that every man and woman, and every child, regardless of circumstance, must know that there is a God who loves them unconditionally and wants them to live the life He has for them.
”Not a day goes by where I am not made aware of hurting people around me and throughout the world. I believe that God has blessed us as a ministry so that we can be a blessing to others and help hurting people discover a better life. We count it a privilege and a joy to be able to teach people how to understand the Word of God and show them how to use God’s Word in their lives so that they can begin to see things change.” Rochelle
Under Charles’ and Rochelle's leadership, Charles Nieman Ministries is known as a ministry who teaches the good news of Jesus Christ and physically demonstrates compassion to hurting people around the world. Pastors Charles’ and Rochelle’s influence continues to grow, but, regardless of size or scale, their goal remains the same: to partner with others to make a difference.