NLCC is pastored by Nelce Garton who has continued the work of the church since the death of her husband Robert in January 2011. Robert was one of the original members of Hope Church (formerly CACC). From early on in his Christian life Robert had carried a burden for the nations, particularly those in Asia.
After working for a missionary organisation in Singapore Robert was sent by his Singapore church to serve on Cebu island. During his time there he met Nelce, a Filipino, who was a member of the church he was working with and they married in July 1995.
Together they started NLCC in Toledo City on Cebu Island.
Regular financial support is given by Hope Church, including help with NLCC’s “Helping Hands” initiative, through which practical help is given to the poor of NLCC. Nelce has a young daughter, Chara.