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Leadership

Lead Pastors

Anthony and Melanie Freeman, have been married and served in the ministry for 30 years. They have four sons and two daughter-in-laws.

Pastor Freeman has served as a lead pastor, Bible College president, Bible College professor, youth pastor, worship leader, urban street evangelist and missionary. The Freemans and their team birthed All Nations Fellowship out of God's call, prayer, and the early days of hurricane Katrina relief work and restoration. Pastor Freeman earned a Master's degree from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and a Bachelors degree in Missions/Bible.

Melanie is a home-maker/home-educator and serves as the women's pastor and Mother's Day Out/Pre-School Founder/Director for All Nations Fellowship. She has served alongside her husband in the pastorate, as a missionary evangelist in Zambia, in urban ministry, in women's ministry, and children's ministry.  She earned a B.A. in Missions/Bible. 

The Freemans have lived and served in the New Orleans area as nationally appointed urban missionaries with the Assemblies of God for over 21 years.

 

Executive Pastors - Bible College/Compassion Corps Director and Outreach

Pastors Justus and Myrinda Freeman serve as Associate Pastors at All Nations.  Justus is the founder and director of ICE Student Ministries, and he is the director of Compassion Corps International, which is an internship program from which students can earn a bible college degree through either our New Orleans Uptown SUM cohort or our Bridges Christian College cohort.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies, and a Master's degree in Biblical Studies with Languages from SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in the PhD program at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute out of Dallas, TX.  SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary is based out of Oakland, CA, with cohorts hosted in churches around the country.  Bridges Bible College is based out of New Orleans, LA.

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Worship Director/Church Administrator

Myrinda Freeman attended the University of Kansas and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 2004.  After Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to New Orleans for several week-long missions trips to do relief work and eventually stayed for 4 months in 2006, leading teams out into the field to clean and gut flooded homes.  She serves alongside Pastor Justus leading student ministry and the Compassion Corps internship.  She also serves as worship director at All Nations as well as the administrator for the various ministries of the church.

(Latest Newsletter for Pastor Justus & Myrinda)

 

Spanish Pastors / Art/Visual Effects and Set Design

Isaac Varela came to New Orleans from south Texas shortly after Hurricane Katrina.  For over a year and a half, Isaac led relief work teams to minister to those impacted by the aftermath of Katrina's devastation.  He has literally chainsawed and removed hundreds of fallen trees from storm damaged properties.  Isaac's background includes years of musical experience in a variety of settings and with various musical instruments and musical groups.  His passion is for Christ, his wife Lindsay, his daughters, music and a wide range of artistic expression.  Isaac is currently working on his Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies at the School of Urban Missions as well as giving lessons in various instruments and music theory for students in All Nations' Compassion Corps International internship.

Children's/Nursery Ministry Director 

Lindsay Varela attended Chico State University in California and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  After four years of teaching 8th grade special education in inner city San Diego, California, she answered the call of God and came down to New Orleans after the hurricane for a week-long missions trip.  She eventually stayed for six months leading teams to clean out and gut homes that were flooded.  During this time, she began attending All Nations Fellowship and was also asked to stay and pioneer the new Greater New Orleans Master’s Commission.  Lindsay serves as our Children's/Nursery Ministry director and is the leader of our Praying and Playing GROW Living Room group.

 

Young Adult Pastors

Pastor Jordan and Jessalyn Freeman were married on January 3, 2015, and currently serve as the Young Adult Pastors at All Nations Fellowship, leading CONNECT Young Adult Ministries.  Pastor Jordan attended the University of New Orleans for one year before transferring to Central Bible College in Springfield, MO; studying Bible & Theology with a language emphasis in Hebrew.  He joined the team at All Nations in 2013.

Jessalyn Freeman came to New Orleans in 2010, to attend Tulane University.  She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in International Development and Political Science.  During her senior year at Tulane, she connected with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, committed her life to Christ, and met her husband Jordan at All Nations Fellowship.  She served as a Chi Alpha Missionary Associate for one year, and is now the director for the CONNECT Young Adult Ministries at All Nations Fellowship.  Jessalyn is also one of our Teaching Assistants at our Mother's Day Out Preschool.

 

 

Associate Pastor/Assistant Director - Compassion Corps

Pastor Zach Beardsley - bio coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Life - Knoxville, TN Church Plant Lead Pastors

Pastors Zac and Jodi Povec were married on October 29, 2011.  Together they served as Associate Pastors at ANF.  Zac was a part of All Nations Fellowship since it's beginnings until May 2016.  He and Jodi now serve as the Lead Pastors of All Nation Fellowship's parent affiliated church plant in Knoxville, TN called United Life.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Missionary with the Assemblies of God

Donna Engvall, a New Orleans native, left a 22-year career with AT&T in 2001, to answer the call of God on her life for full-time ministry.  After serving in a local New Orleans church as outreach coordinator for children’s street evangelism, running a mission that fed the poor and starting a ministry to prostitutes, Donna moved to Pensacola, Florida, to attend Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, graduating in 2002. While in Bible school, she founded a second ministry to women in the sex trade industry.  Donna and her team ministered to women in crack houses, filthy motels, street corners, strip clubs and jails.

Donna is the founder and director of Unashamed Love, a 501c3 ministry to women in the sex industry.  She and her team currently minister to dancers in strip clubs on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Since her salvation 30 years ago, Donna has continuously been involved in inner city evangelism in some of the darkest and worst areas.  She has traveled extensively and has ministered to hundreds of women in the sex trade industry. Her heart has always been to reach the most broken and hopeless of women for Jesus Christ with a vision is to see them set free and totally restored.

An ordained minister with the Assemblies of God since 2006, Donna is currently working as a Missionary Associate with Pastor Anthony Freeman of All Nations Fellowship.

Donna also has an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Christian International in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

 

 

Servant Leaders - Pathfinders ministry

Boone and Brenna Larson are Servant Leaders at All Nations Fellowship.  Boone earned an M.A. in Engineering from University of Louisiana Lafayette, and is currently working as an engineer in the city of New Orleans.  Brenna is a professional photographer and is an excellent artistic designer.  They both have a passion for Jesus Christ and serving people.  Boone leads our Pathfinders boys ministry on Wednesday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Servant Leader

Gladys Givens.  Bio soon to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Servant Leaders - GROW Group Leaders

Dave and Melissa Lucido have been part of the All Nations family since 2009, and have called New Orleans home since August of 2007, when they moved here from Michagan (Jake has only been in New Orleans since May of 2012, …when he was born).

Melissa graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Bachelor of Science Degree in early childhood and elementary education and currently teaches in the public school system.

Dave works as a Mortgage Banker with Chase bank.  He is on the ANF worship team and leads our Men In Real Time GROW Living Room.  Dave and Melissa are our GROW Group Directors.

 

Servant Leaders

Tracie and Alanna Sanders - Tracie and Alanna have been a part of the All Nations family since 2013, and were both born and raised in New Orleans.  They have a very energetic son named Joshua David.  Tracie has his own contractor's business in renovating houses, and Alanna is a professional photographer as well as a homemaker.  The Sanders love the Lord with all of their hearts and are always willing to serve others.

Tracie is the bass guitarist for the All Nations worship band as well as ICE Youth/Compassion Corps International band.  He is currently working on his bible college degree at Bridges Christian College through our Compassion Corps International program.