Our Message

The message of Living Way Church is to proclaim Jesus as our Savior, our Healer, our Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and our soon coming King!


Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Brad & Cheri Melton, Senior Pastor

Pastor Brad & Cheri Melton moved to Columbus in January, 2004 with a heart and desire to love and lead people into the life of Jesus!  They believe that ministry flows out of transparent and authentic relationships and that it is much more rewarding when done together.

Before moving to Columbus, Brad and Cheri pastored for 11 years in the Midwest.  They met in college at LIFE Pacific in Los Angeles.

Brad & Cheri have three daughters, Reagan, Bailey & Jenna, who love this area and also love to be part of the ministry of Living Way Church.

What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.


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Living Way Church is committed to building on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. The following are the five foundational stones in which we will build upon. (1 Corinthians 3:9-16)


5 LIFE principles (John 10:10)

          Love to liberate (John 3:9-17)

          Listen to understand (Isaiah 1:18; Luke 2:41-47)

          Learn to mature (Romans 15:1-6)

          Laugh to heal (Proverbs 17:22)

          Lead by serving (Matthew 20:20-28)        


4 MISSIONAL values (Acts 2:42-47)

Welcome: Embrace one another with mutual love, mercy and grace (Philippians 2:1-2)

Word: Establish each believer into fully devoted disciples
(2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12)

Worship: Encounter the presence of Jesus as we lift Him up as Lord
(Psalm 150)

Witness: Empower believers to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ
(1 Corinthians. 2:3-5)


3 RELATIONSHIPS that we nurture (1 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

          Faith: cultivating daily the grace and truth of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:14-18)

Family: constructing strong, healthy, and Godly marriages and homes
(Ephesians. 5:15-6:4)

Friends: Connecting people to Jesus and each other through authentic, accountable and purposeful relationships (John 15:11-17)


2 RESOURCES that we invest (1 John 3:16-18)

Talents: discovering, developing, and deploying the gifts and abilities of each person (1 Corinthians 12)

Treasures: living in an attitude of joyful generosity (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)


1 PURPOSE we live (Philippians 3:7-11)

To know Jesus and make Him known (Mark 16:15-18)