Church Planting

God has determined the exact time and place in which we live, work, and play for His glory (Acts 17:26). We steward our resources well and spread the gospel further when we build up healthy, gospel-centered churches. We multiply the kingdom by planting these churches, whose people can continue the good work of making God known and enjoyed in DFW and beyond.

But how do we do it? Through our 2017 Multiply campaign, we transitioned each of our five campuses into autonomous local churches so that they might better minister to their communities. We also team up with organizations like Acts 29, where Matt currently sits as Executive Chairman, to help plant churches that plant churches. But primarily, we train church planters and replanters through our Church Planting Program and send them out to reach the lost and start new churches or revitalize dying ones. Ready to begin the work? Learn more.

Church Planting Timeline

Learn More About Our Church Planters

New Church Planters

Stuart Sharpe

Boulder, Colorado

New Church Planter

Mitch Thomson

Edenvale (Johannesburg), South Africa

New Church Planter

Luis Portillo

Cusco, Peru

New Church Planter

In Training & Development

Travis Young

West Fort Worth, Texas
In Training

Matt Clakley

DFW, specifically north DFW
Replanter

Larry Thompson

DFW and the surrounding rural area
Replanter

Staff Associated with Church Planting

Jhonattan Bonilla

Jhonattan Bonilla

Church Planter

Trevor Joy

Trevor Joy

Pastor, Executive Director, Local Missions, Global Missions, & Church Planting

Zach Lind

Zach Lind

Sending Resident

Tyler Powell

Tyler Powell

Church Planting Director

Shelley Rakestraw

Shelley Rakestraw

Executive Assistant to Trevor Joy

Mitch Thomson

Mitch Thomson

Church Planter

Travis Young

Travis Young

Church Planter