Leadership

Wally Contreras

Senior Pastor

Pastor Wally's calling to ministry came while serving in the US Air Force as a personnel officer but he did not know the call would not be realized until 23 years later.  In 2011, Pastor Wally and his family found themselves stationed in Gahanna Ohio, where they began attending FBC Gahanna.  Over the next several years, his journey to full-time ministry began to take shape.  Pastor Wally retired from the US Air Force in 2014 and found himself working in the financial services sector.  During that time, he pursued his M.Div, from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary completing it in 2018.  In 2020, he was ordained as the Senior Pastor for FBC Gahanna.  Pastor Wally has been married for 25 years to his wife Belinda.  They have 3 children, Christian (18), Brennan (16), and Ilaria (14).