Reality Church Boston

Reality Boston is a community following Jesus that desires to advance joy in the city of Boston through the good news of Jesus Christ.

Al Abdulla - Lead Pastor


Al Abdulla is the founder of Reality Church—a diversifying church with a mission to Advance Joy in Boston’s South End. Prior to becoming a vocational minister, Al worked with incarcerated youth as a distinguished teacher and counselor in a multi-racial context. With a passion to help people grow healthy souls, Al decided to attend theological training before becoming a vocational minister. After becoming a pastor in 2003, Al began organizing and hosting conferences for hundreds of youth workers from around the world. Together with the Reality family of churches, Al and his wife Nina discerned a call to plant a church in Boston. Al, his family, and two dozen others moved to Boston in 2012 to birth Reality Boston—becoming the first Reality on the East Coast. Al graduated from Cal State Fresno. His Graduate work is in Counseling and Education, with a B.S. in Business. He and his wife, Nina live in Boston with their three daughters. Al is a life-long learner; he enjoys jiu jitsu training, adventure, snuggling with his family, 90’s hip hop, and sunshine.