Meet Our church PLanters

These are our heroes on the front lines of God's Kingdom work!

  • Christopher & Brittany Stites

    Citizen's Church - Oakland

    In pre-launch mode! They also make a mean cup of coffee! Check it out at 

  • Oliver & Clavel Silva

    Urban Life Church - San Diego, CA

    Pre-launch phase. Hails from Peru, pastors in Tijuana, and they give Aaron & Paula (above) a run for their money for kindest people on the planet.

  • Ruthann & Ron Rini

    Unleashed - Springfield, OR

    Ruth Ann is a guide dog instructor and has developed a heart to minister to people with pets. So in this case, a church that is going to the dogs is a very good thing!

  • Julio & mara fabian

    Santa Rosa, CA

    Launched on July 17, 2016.  Julio & Mara also have a national prayer ministry for Hispanic pastors and they oversee a regular television ministry.

  • Daniel & Frewini Solomon

    Bethel Church - San Francisco, CA

    Eritrean Church Plant started in 2014. Daniel's bright, positive demeanor puts us all to shame when we remember that he faced and escaped horrible persecution in Eritrea. 

  • Aaron & Paula Sutherland

    New Hope - Eugene, OR

    They launched on Easter of 2013. They may actually be the kindest people on the planet. Aaron is pretty killer on the drums too. 

  • Kelly & Brandi Armstrong

    Center Church - Spokane, WA

    Launched in September of 2013. They love Jesus, their families, and golf.

  • John & Lori Lester

    Lifepoint Church - Newberg, OR

    Launched in 2013. John is from Southern California, so sometimes he cries himself to sleep at night longing for an In & Out double double or a Tommy's Chili Cheeseburger.

  • Ren & Leah Sabio

    New Hope Community Church - Hawaiian Gardens, CA & Temecula, CA

    Launched in 2013. We think Ren might actually know everybody in the United States. 

  • Bryce & Alysia Brewer

    Refuge Church - Spokane, WA

    Launched in 2013. Bryce is by far the best curler in the network. That's right, the sport with ice, stones & brooms.

  • Dale & Cheryl Lloyd

    Church Alive - Wasilla, AK

    Planted in 2012. I have to admit, every time I am with Dale, I expect Kramer, Jerry & Elaine to come bursting through the door...

  • Ed & Sharma Cain

    Connections Church - Spokane, WA

    Launched in 2012. Ed is a wise, seasoned, humble leader who has a heart for the poor in his community. And he is just crazy enough to take that heart and plant a church!

  • Jon & Stephanie Nobles

    Big Island Faith Communities - Hilo, HI

    Missional communities launched in 2012 and they completed their assignment in 2015. Might be the coolest couple in the network.

  • George & Kristen Willis

    Generations Church - Pleasant Hill, CA

    Launched in 2011. Best bow tie of all of our planters, and they are foodies too!

  • Brandon & Joy Berg

    Rhapsody Church - Vancouver, WA

    Launched in 2010. Brandon lives in Washington and is a Packers fan. Ouch.

  • Tim & Tina Zakarian

    Waypoint Community Church - Springfield, OR

    Planted in 2009. If Tim can't beat you in basketball, he'll hurt you with his elbows.

  • Rick & Ester Lancaster

    New Birth Connection - Bakersfield, CA

    Pre-launch phase. Rick is an articulate communicator and this couple have hearts passionate for their community!

  • Waimea, Kauai is in the works...

    Pre-launch phase. This plant will come complete with Shave Ice, Motorcycles and Sunshine! Check out the youth outreach they already have up and running at

  • Alvaro & Lesly Gomez

    Spokane, WA

    This is one of our Hispanic church plants that has a vision to launch campuses throughout Eastern Washington and Western Idaho!