In 1974 Duane and Gloria Flemming moved to Columbus, Ohio and started a campus ministry at The Ohio State University called Agape Fellowship. During that time Duane completed his masters’ degree in counseling from OSU. A few years later while returning from a summer mission’s trip in Africa, they felt the Lord speak clearly to them that they were to plant a non- denominational Church in Columbus.
So in obedience to that call they led a team of young people to plant Christian Community Church in 1979. Besides leading CCC since its inception they have helped to establish and nurture a number of other pastors and churches. Duane also serves as Director of the Christian Connect Network, which is a network of non-denominational pastors and churches. Duane and Gloria have three grown children who are all married and active in ministry and seven amazing grandchildren.