Meet the Pastors

Rev Dr Michael Holford

Dr. Michael Holford is an ordained pastor with the Abundant Life Assembly where he is part of the leadership team. Through parental discipleship, Michael came to faith in Jesus Christ and was nurtured in the same church where he now functions in full-time ministry. He is a lecturer with the School of Global Missions, serves on the PAWI Executive, a family counsellor, marriage officer and mentors young people across Barbados.

Michael has served in evangelism, as both a practitioner and trainer, in Barbados and across the Caribbean. He specifically interacts with at risk communities, schools, prisons, and marginalized groups while promoting global missional movements as a ministerial partner. One of Michael’s favourite verses of scripture is Romans 5:3-5 and believes that godly wisdom and obedience are critical for success.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Science Degree in Labour and Employment Relations from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organisational Leadership from Carolina University in North Carolina, USA.

He is the husband of Lois, a dental surgeon who previously served as a medical missionary in Brazil, and the father of two sons Zachary and Zarren. In his spare time, Michael likes to read, watch basketball and provide biblical commentary on current affairs.

Rev. Kevin Hunte

Kevin A. Hunte is a graduate of The St. Michael’s School who went onto The University of The West Indies and has graduated from Hugh Wooding  Law School.  He has been a practicing Attorney-at-Law since 1999.

After operating in private practice for a period of ten years and until June 2023 functioned as Director of International Business in the Ministry of Energy and Business in the Government of Barbados. He is now acting Permanent Secretary in the same Ministry.

He was the Youth Pastor at Abundant Life Assembly for 10 years and serves as one the Pastors for well over a decade. He served as the immediate past General Youth Director of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies and has been a member at large on the Barbados District Executive for the past 6 years.

His dream is to see young people and persons in general in Barbados and the Caribbean become radically empowered by the Holy Spirit as they live for Christ and function in Society to bring about change through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

His desire is to reach his full potential by allowing God to order his steps and to live an obedient life before God. He and Shelley have been married for 21 years and have three children. He recognizes that part of his purpose is to assist his wife in developing her purpose and to be actively involved in the nurturing and development of their children.

His motto, borrowed from his wife’s now deceased grand mother is “You can’t put God first and come last.” His purpose in life is to challenge, lead and help people through counsel and intercession.