About Our Church

At Vertical Church, we seek to honor God by fulfilling the mission the Lord gave His followers to make disciples, baptize them, and teach them to follow His ways.

Our History

New Beginnings

Vertical Church began in Spring 2010 when Pastor Luke & Jensine Ahrens and group of believers began praying about starting a new church in Columbus. Vertical Church launched their first service on October 10, 2010. Although the size of the group of people and the location of the room has changed, the mission of Vertical Church has remained the same. 

Mission & Purpose

The focus of the ministry at Vertical Church Columbus is to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:19-20

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Worship Service

Students & Kids

Grace Groups

Our Beliefs

Our Guiding Principles

The focus of the ministry at Vertical Church Columbus is to honor God by fulfilling the mission the Lord gave His followers to make disciples, baptize them, and teach them to follow His ways (Matthew 28:19-20).

Worship

God’s Word admonishes us to worship together regularly. We worship together through community, music, and preaching of the truth every weekend.

Walk

Participation in a Grace Group is the very best way to know others and to be known. Grace Groups offer the opportunity for regular life-on-life engagement with the body of Christ. You’ll find the study of God’s Word, prayer, and uncommon community at all of our groups . 

Work

Those who worship God also serve Him. We encourage all our members to give of their time and energy to contribute to the work that God is doing in our church and around the city.

Witness

Sharing Christ with others is a vital part of the life of a growing disciple of Jesus Christ. At Veritcal Church, we strive to tell the Good News to those around us in loving, intentional ways.

“Our vision is to be a church that is faithfully committed to making more disciples and stronger disciples of Jesus Christ with an effective witness and mutual ministry.”

– Pastor Luke Ahrens

Staff . Elders . Deacons . Ministry Leaders

Our Leadership

Luke Ahrens

Luke Ahrens

Senior Pastor and Lead Elder

Aaron Roberts

Aaron Roberts

Pastor of Worship and Student Ministry

Claire Bauer

Claire Bauer

Administrative Assistant

Tom Heyl

Tom Heyl

Elder

Daron McGuire

Daron McGuire

Elder

John Buk

John Buk

Deacon - Ushers

Mark Knore

Mark Knore

Deacon - Benevolence

Ron Townsend

Ron Townsend

Deacon - Finance

Travis Vulich

Travis Vulich

Deacon - Finance

Amber Bernal

Amber Bernal

Coffee Cart

Kristen Martin

Kristen Martin

Outreach

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Security Team

Susie Ross

Susie Ross

Children's Ministry

Joel and Emily Swaney

Joel and Emily Swaney

Greeting Team