Pastor Jeff Erlemeier grew up on a farm near Danbury, Iowa. He felt called to the ministry at an early age. After graduating from high school, he turned away various other opportunities and answered the call of God to attend Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon graduation, he returned to Iowa and served in various areas of Helps Ministry at Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, Iowa. There he met his wife Rebecca. The couple was united in marriage in 1998.
Rev. Erlemeier served as an associate pastor at Victory Family Church in Decatur, Texas from July, 2000 until September, 2002, when he sensed God’s leading to come back to minister in Iowa. He became the senior pastor at Abundant Life Church in Harlan in December of 2002. Since then the church has seen tremendous growth and draws people from several counties in the region. The focal point of his ministry is to lead individuals and families into a vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to help them to walk in His ways and His goodness.
His wife, Rebecca, also an ordained minister, attended Cornerstone World Outreach School of Biblical Studies in Sioux City, Iowa and is a graduate of DOMATA School of Missions in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She has a heart to lead people into the glorious presence of God through worship ministry and to teach individuals how to overcome in every area of their lives and experience the wonderful destiny God has planned for each believer.
Pastors Jeff and Rebecca reside in Harlan and have four children, Gloryana, Michael, Jason and Joshua.