Kenji is a third-culture kid born in Osaka, Japan and grew up in Greensboro, NC – straddling two cultures and languages. He identified both with “Green Tea” of Japan and “Sweet Tea” of the South. God saved him from his sins and from himself at the age of 16 and called him to ministry in college while involved with Cru, a campus ministry at NC State. 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. Kenji has pastored for over 15 years and started 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 multicultural family, as Christine's parents are German immigrants. He is a sports/basketball junkie (Lakers fan way before Lebron), an apostle for the Dallas Cowboys, and has the metabolism of a humming bird.
As an Associate Minister at APCC, Teddy’s mission is to declare and demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ by shepherding all peoples for the joy of all peoples. A native of Fairfax, he grew up speaking English and Spanish in his home. Teddy did his undergrad at George Mason University, studying Recreational Resources, Health, and Fitness, and completed his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary,
After realizing he didn’t have to be someone that he wasn’t, he trusted Christ in 2007 upon hearing the Gospel message for the first time while on a mission trip in Honduras. This “someone” was not only addicted to self, but had every ambition to satisfy his worldly desires. It was that message, that Jesus sets us free, and that the good news demands our baggage claim at the cross, that ultimately broke his shackles of living in a world centered on himself. He hopes for others to experience a similar freedom, where in the end, what matters most is embracing the reality that we are His and He is ours, and that there is no better image to bear than the likeness of His son, Jesus Christ, today, tomorrow, and forever more.
He’s married to his best friend Tiphanie and they have one daughter, Lynlee, and will be expecting their second child in November. He’s honored and humbled to be serving the Lord’s church in Fairfax for the glory of God and the joy of all peoples.
Greg feels truly blessed to serve as an Elder, co-leader of the Fairfax – Tysons Connect Group and co-leader of the Prayer Team at APCC. Greg and his family have been attending APCC since May 2016.
Born in High Point, NC, Greg has lived in Northern Virginia since 1990. He and his wife Wendy, who was born and grew up in the Philippines, have been married since 1992. They reside with their son Joshua and daughter Kaylie in Great Falls. Greg works as an engineer at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Greg enjoys playing/watching sports and serving at APCC.
Greg is grateful that Jesus gave His life willingly so that we can be forgiven and reconciled to the Father through a personal relationship with Him. Greg has a passion for the gospel and the way that Jesus continues to redeem and restore the broken areas of our lives. He delights in seeing others grow and mature in their relationship with Jesus and learn to find their identity in Him.
Tongil serves as an Elder, co-leader of the Government Center Connect Group, and worship leader at All Peoples. Tongil joined All Peoples since the very beginning in January 2016 when the church gathered at Pastor Kenji’s house.
Born in Seoul, Korea, and immigrating to the US in 7th grade, Tongil has been living in Northern Virginia since 1998. Tongil moved into the Carriage Park community in 2016 to live and serve amongst the neighbors around Eagle View Elementary School where the church meets every Sunday. Tongil’s testimony is a story of overcoming financial, cultural, and relational challenges through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tongil works as a risk management professional in the financial services industry and runs a career coaching business. Tongil enjoys reading, running, and connecting with All Peoples family over coffee.