afp founders

Dr. G.T. Ansdell, D.D.

Born in Canada. 1946

Raised in the United States

Married in 1965 to present, adopted five children after twenty years of marriage.

Three boys and two girls.

Restaurant developer 1965-68

Bellflower City Bellflower, California 1967-69

Licensed real-estate sales, management and property consultant.  1968-73

Senior Pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship. 1976 to present.

Member of the International Press Association. 1999-present

Co-Founder of Ambassadors For Peace. 2002 to present.

Dr. Ansdell's commitment is to provide a voice for people of faith in the midst of a world with a desire for democracy but without defined religious freedom. Pastor Ansdell believes it is time for religious differences and rights to be defined by people of faith with a desire for peace -- and not of violence.

Pastor Ameal Haddad (Born 1938 - Living in Glory 2014)

Raised in Jordan

1965 Migrated to Canada

1968 A founding member of the Arabic Ministry at Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Canada which became  Chapel Place Church (Arabic and English Ministry), Agincourt, Ontario, Canada

1965-1983 Businessman

1983 Entered the church ministry full time, when he went to pastor a church in the UAE (Arabian Gulf)

1987 Migrated to the United States

1992 Held a Master Degree in Pastoral Ministry/Practical Theology from Talbot Seminary (Biola University) La Mirada, California, USA

1993-1998 Senior pastor of Marina Christian Fellowship (Free Methodist) in Marina Del-Rey, California

1998-2010 Senior Pastor of Bellflower Church of God (Anderson Indiana) in California

2008-2010 President of the Association of the Church of God (Anderson Indiana) in Southern California and Southern Nevada

2003-President & Co Founder of Ambassadors for Peace

He was married with three adult children, and six grandchildren.


Ameal’s heart for the ministry had taken him through North America, Europe, Middle East: Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai, Korea, Japan, China, Australia and Syria. He traveled the world with the resolve of seeing people living with religious freedom, mutual respect and acceptance of one another regardless of their religious affiliation.


His mandate was:


That all people have the right to peacefully co-exist

With religious freedom, mutual respect, and open dialogue/debate in any open forum

Without persecution or violence of any kin


Ameal loved his wife and his family. He loved all of the people that he served through the years.


Ambassadors For Peace was his passion since 9/11; Promoting peaceful dialogue among those who oppose religious violence.


Ameal's greatest love and passion was knowing Christ Jesus as his Savior and making Him known.

promoting peaceful dialogue among those who oppose religious violence