CEO | International Friendships
Richard Mendola is the CEO of International Friendships, Inc. (IFI), a ministry to international students, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. He has been serving among internationals since 1980. He is an author, church planter, and served as a pastor at the Korean Church of Columbus and at All Nations Christian Fellowship Church– a multicultural church near the Ohio State University campus. He is a frequent speaker on missions and challenges churches to practice Biblical hospitality. He also has lived out a lifestyle of evangelism and discipleship and has seen many internationals become disciplemakers/church planters. Richard and his wife Janet have six children and7 grandchildren. Rich likes to be known as a child of the Heavenly Father.