About Us

Meeting With God is the radio ministry of Vertical Church Columbus and airs weekdays on The Word 880am & 104.5fm out of Columbus, Ohio. Vertical Church Columbus started in Spring 2010 when Pastor Luke & Jensine Ahrens and group of believers began praying about starting a new church in Columbus.  Before moving to Central Ohio, Pastor Luke served on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago.  Vertical Church launched their first service on October 10, 2010.

Our vision is to be a church that is fulfilling the Great Commission in the Spirit of the Great Commandment to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

– Pastor Luke

Vertical Church Columbus meets on Sundays at Hastings Middle School in Upper Arlington Click here for times and directions. Vertical Church Columbus also has several Small Group ministries across Columbus along with Children’s and Student Ministries taking place through the week.


Pastor Luke Bio:

How I came into relationship with Jesus Christ
My mother shared the Gospel with me when I was four, and gave my life to Christ. During my early teenage years, I began to see God do a work of grace in my heart, and my walk with Christ deepened significantly.


How I came to Vertical Church
I first began attending Harvest when I entered seminary in 2003. Then after finishing seminary and serving on staff at Harvest in Chicago for a few years, Jensine and I moved to Columbus to plant Vertical Church Columbus.


What I do at Vertical Church
I serve as the Senior Pastor and as an Elder.


Why I do what I do
I want to see people encounter and be changed by the Living God!


Graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: Master of Divinity
and Columbia Evangelical Seminary: Bachelor of Theology
Favorite verse Romans 1:16
Married to Jensine since 2001
Children Isaiah, Elijah, Micah, and Tirzah



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