Tim Walter Senior Pastor
Tim was raised in Hillsboro, Kansas and became a Christian while completing an Accounting Degree at Abilene Christian University. After graduating, God led him into full-time ministry. He prepared for ministry by becoming a student in a three-year training program for church planters in St. Louis, Missouri. When their training was complete, Tim and his wife Sherry moved to Thailand and were missionaries in Bangkok for thirteen years. The Walters have three biological children and have adopted three children from Thailand. Tim joined the Pastoral Team at ANCF in January of 2006.
Vu Luong Executive Pastor
Vu was born in former South Vietnam and came to the United States as a refugee in 1975. Growing up with a Catholic father and Buddhist mother, Vu was introduced to religion at an early age. After studying different religions and philosophies, he came to believe and accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior while attending The Ohio State University. Vu has served as president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Ohio State, as well as a volunteer staff for IVCF. Before coming to ANCF in 1998, he was serving as the Worship Leader at Columbus Chinese Christian Church while growing the English and Youth ministries there.
Rich Mendola Apostolic Missionary
Rich was born in Buffalo, NY the grandson of immigrants from Italy who settled in Western, NY. Although he was raised in a religious family who attended church, he did not personally know Christ until he was 17 years old. Prior to that, the death of his father at age 13 triggered a search for meaning and truth. This eventually led to studying the Bible, where he discovered that the true purpose of life was to worship and serve God and that Jesus Christ made it possible to come to God because of His sacrificial death for sins.
Rich attended Colgate University in New York State where he majored in Biology and minored in Education and Philosophy and Religion. After his graduation, he had the first opportunity to pastor and was called to serve a rural congregation.
In 1991, Rich and his wife, Janet, moved to Columbus, Ohio to work with International Friendships and additionally, served as the pastor of the English congregation of the Korean Church of Columbus. In 1998, with the prompting of the Holy Spirit and confirmation from Christian leaders, Rich began to plant a new church – All Nations Christian Fellowship with the vision of having a multicultural church to the glory of God.
Rich and Janet have 6 children: Grace, Danielle, Hope, Philip, Melody, and Paul. Rich’s interests are: Evangelism, Discipleship, trips, chess, and hats.