Kenji was born in Osaka, Japan into a non-practicing Buddhist home. By the grace of God, his family moved to Greensboro, NC – an area with more churches than Asians. God saved him at the age of 16 and called him to ministry while involved with Cru in college. However, he spent the next five years in the corporate world to honor his parents before attending seminary. Upon receiving his Masters in Theology, his family moved to Fairfax, VA in 2003 to pastor in a multiethnic church in the Washington DC metro. He has pastored for over 15 years and help start All Peoples Community Church on September 18, 2016.
Kenji is married to Christine, his college sweetheart and they have three children, Charis, Alana, and Derek. They have a multiethnic/multiracial family, as Christine's parents are German immigrants. He is a basketball junkie, an apostle for the Dallas Cowboys, and has the metabolism of a humming bird.
Pastor/Church Plant Resident
Having moved around frequently as a military kid, Aaron considers Chesapeake, VA home. On his way to completing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at George Mason University, he placed his faith in Jesus and God called him into pastoral ministry. He served as an Intern at a multiethnic church in the Washington, DC metro area while working on his undergraduate degree. He later served as an Intern and Pastoral Resident at a church plant in Dallas, TX while completing his Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Shortly after graduation in 2014, his family moved to Trumbull, CT where he served as the Pastor of Community at a local church before moving back to the Washington, DC metro area to plant a church.
Aaron is married to Lauren and they have three young boys. He enjoys reading, running and roughhousing with his boys.
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Jessie Abella has worked with children all her life and desires for them to know God and experience His transforming work in their lives. Prior to joining the APCC staff she taught Second grade at Immanuel Christian School for six years. She lives with her godly husband and delightful daughter. She loves the diversity of the DMV area and is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.