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Our Pastor

Bishop Peter Bruno

Bishop Peter Bruno is nearing his 6th decade of full-time Christian Ministry, this oldest son of eight siblings, was raised in a Christian home by pastoral parents in Oneida, New York. He is from a lineage of Pastors including grandfather, father, Uncles and cousins. At present, he is the Senior Pastor of Nutley Abundant Life Worship Center and has been since 1970. He accepted the call to preach at the age of 17 when he attended and graduated Elim Bible College in 1958. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Bible Theology from the International Bible Seminary of Orlando, Florida. He also has a conferred Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Evangelical Theological Seminary from Dixon, Missouri in 1994.


Through his legacy of leadership, he has fathered over 28 churches and has birthed more than 50 sons and daughters into full time ministry. He was consecrated to the office of a Bishop over Abundant Life Ministries International in 1997 by Archbishop Quander Wilson of Columbus, Ohio. A gifted preacher and teacher of God’s Word, he has led 2 tour trips to the Holy Land where he was tour host and speaker and was a guest itinerant speaker for Host Pastor’s in the country of Argentina. His vast background has included the leadership of the East Coast Youth Ministries of the C.C.N.A (Christian Church of North America) and full time Church and Tent Traveling Evangelism Ministry in the United Sates. He authored a book called, Worry-Free Living, all while maintaining a vibrant church ministry in Nutley. He led the moving of the church from its Bloomfield Avenue address in Nutley, formerly known as Nutley Assembly of God (10,000 sq. ft building) to its expansive current address on Washington Avenue in Nutley (120,000 sq. ft. facility).

Bishop Sr. and his wife, Sr. Associate Minister, Rose Marie Bruno, host a vibrant television ministry that began in 1980 and is currently broadcast on the internet and aired throughout the tri-state area each week on cable networks. He also realized his dream of a Christian School and in 1986; the Abundant Life Academy debuted in the former church building with a handful of students. Today it is a school of high academic excellence with a strong emphasis on the Word of God. It is a culturally diverse school with a student body of well over 400, grades pre-k to 12th.

He is currently the Presiding Bishop with an Executive Committee over 15 satellite churches throughout the tri-state area and upstate New York areas as well as 8 churches in Italy, 2 churches in South Brazil and 1 church in Argentina. All proclaim a preaching and teaching ministry suited to meet people’s needs.

He also continues to direct, with his wife Rose Marie, “Peter Bruno Ministries”, providing a fresh view of Foundational Principals, Faith Alive Ministry and Spiritual Order in the church. This ministry has included the Evangelistic – Missionary field, and the Pastoral – Apostolic field, where the birthing of Spiritual Pastor – Sons and Daughters and Satellite churches is a priority. He has always been a well sought after speaker for churches and conferences.

God continues to use him in the training and preparing of Sons and Daughters and Ministry Leaders in the overall Church. He and his wife, Rose Marie have been married since 1958 and have four children and 13 grandchildren.