Ansdell is the Co-Founder and President of Ambassadors for Peace (AM4 Peace) and Senior Pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship in Bellflower, California
An ANS News Release – For Immediate Release
ORANGE, CA (ANS – November 18, 2016) – ANS Founder, Dan Wooding, has welcomed Dr. Garry Ansdell, Co-Founder and President of Ambassadors for Peace (AM4peace.org), and Senior Pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship in Bellflower, California, as the new co-host on his “Windows on the World” TV show, which is broadcast weekly on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv), based in Orange, California.
The network was founded by Bishop Andrew Bills and his wife, Ann Marie Bills, and is seen around the world.
Dr. Ansdell replaces ANS Senior Correspondent, Mark Ellis, who has worked with Wooding for nearly a year, and has decided to concentrate on his writing career, including for his website, www.Godreports.com, which shares stories, testimonies and videos from the church around the world to build interest in world missions.
“I would like to thank Mark Ellis for his wonderful contribution to the program, and I am delighted that Dr. Garry Ansdell can take his place,” said Dan, who also hosts his “Inside Hollywood with Dan Wooding,” TV show on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network.
“I have known Garry for many years,” said Wooding. “He was a board member of ASSIST for a long time, and I have travelled with him twice to Indonesia for his AM4Peace ministry, whose main aim is to ‘foster religious tolerance, the right to faith, freedom of speech, and freedom from reprisal or persecution.’ We were joined on both occasions by Javier Aguayo, a board member for AM4Peace.
“Garry is a veteran traveler to many Islamic countries, during which he has met with many key Muslim, and other religious leaders, promoting peaceful dialogue among those who oppose religious violence.”
How AM4Peace Began
Ambassadors for Peace began shortly after the devastating 9/11 attack on New York and Washington, DC, when Ansdell became deeply concerned about what was going on, particularly in the Islamic World. He met with Jordanian-born, Rev. Ameal Haddad, then a local Bellflower pastor, and Pastor Haddad, who was fluent in Arabic, briefed him, and it was then that they decided to found the group. After many years of working together, the Rev. Ameal Haddad, passed away on Tuesday July 1, 2014, in a hospital in Lakewood, California, but despsite losing his dear friend, Garry Ansdell has been able to continue with this vital work.
About Garry Ansdell (From his church website – http://www.hosannachapel.org/:
Pastor Garry was born on May 31, 1946 in Vancouver, BC., Canada. In 1952, his father, mother, brother and Garry, arrived in Bellflower, California.
In 1965, Pastor Garry married his high school sweetheart, Denise. In 1986, after 21 years of marriage, they welcomed their first of five children through adoption. With the raising of their children they are now proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
Pastor Garry, during this time, was a licensed real estate agent for the state of California and was the builder of Hungry Tummy Café in Bellflower. He was also the office manager and certified property manager for Bruce Mulhern, Inc. From 1975-1978, Garry was California’s Orange County Sales Manager before accepting his calling to serve as full-time Senior Pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship, which had initially started as a home study, in 1976.
While attending Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa’s Pastors School in 1977, Garry became an ordained Pastor. During this time, Garry taught the home bible study. From a small flock of believers Calvary Chapel of Bellflower (Hosanna Christian Fellowship) was born and continues to grow in size and maturity. Garry has been pastoring Hosanna the last 40 years.
Garry has taught at Calvary Chapel Bible Colleges/Seminaries in Hawaii, the Philippines, South Korea, Hungry, England, Austria and Southern California. Pastor Garry received an Honorary Doctorate from the Korean Church for teaching in their Bible College and churches during the 1980’s.
Pastor Garry is Co-Founder and President of Ambassadors for Peace (AM4Peace.org) Inc., a 501c3 corporation to facilitate religious rights resolutions around the world. Through this foundation, the Lord has opened doors for Pastor Garry to travel to Morocco, Laayoune, Egypt, Dubai, Bahrain, Syria and Indonesia. Plus, visitations with Ambassadors in Washington DC., from around the world to facilitate non-ecumenical solutions to the dilemma of religious differences from every major religion.
Garry currently sits on the Board for Hosanna Christian Fellowship, was, until recently, vice-president of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times), and is the Executive Director of Lifeguard Relief Agency, which aids the church, community and emergency needs for states that have fallen under disastrous conditions.
He is also involved in the National Emergency Response Team for the Red Cross and a volunteer counselor for the Los Angeles Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department and is a former Sheriff Reserve. During the last 18 years, Pastor Garry has served as Chaplain for the Lakewood Sheriff’s Department and presently is the President of the Sheriff Clergy Council. Pastor Garry is also a Chaplain for one of Southern California’s largest medical facilities, Kaiser Hospital.
Pastor Garry is a certified California Domestic Violence Counselor and Executive Director of Hosanna Christian Fellowships Counseling Department, which is state approved. God has opened this door for Hosanna to not only help the perpetrator, but also to aid and help in the healing of the victim.
Recently, Garry accepted an invitation from the Sheriff of Los Angeles County to be a part of a special department dealing with human trafficking. Through this opportunity, he will be able to minister to the needs of the under-aged victims in our area and to help heal and set them free.
Now viewers will have the opportunity to learn a lot more about this multi-faceted leader and his ministry.
To watch a Vimeo video about Ambassadors for Peace, hosted by Garry Ansdell, go to: http://am4peace.org/index.php/about-us.
To watch some of the previous shows with Mark Ellis, please go to: http://hsbn.tv/[on-demand]%20windows-on-the-world.html.
To listen to Dan Wooding recent message on the Persecuted Church at Hosanna Christian Fellowship, please click on: http://www.hosannachapel.org/index.php/messages/by-teacher/message/the-persecuted-church-2016.
Photo captions: 1) Ameal Haddad with Garry Ansdell. 2) Dan Wooding with Ameal Haddad and Garry Ansdell, during his then “His Channel Live” TV show. 3) Garry Ansdell with Dan Wooding. Garry is holding a copy of “From Tabloid to Truth,” Dan’s autobiography. (http://fromtabloidtotruth.com/). 4) Dan Wooding makes a point to Mark Ellis during a previous taping of “Windows on the World.”
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