Meet Our church PLanters

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

  • Oliver & Clavel Silva

    Urban Life Church - San Diego, CA

    Pre-launch phase. Hails from Peru, pastors in Tijuana, and they give Aaron & Paula (below) 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

    Puente de Fe - 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.

    Puente de Fe - Stockton, CA

    Launched in the Fall of 2018!

  • 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

    Relaunched on Easter Sunday, 2017. 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. 

  • Christopher & Brittany Stites

    Citizen's Church - Oakland

    Christopher and Brittany are currently "embedding" in Oakland and serving with the Movement church there as they consider their next steps to planting the gospel in Oakland. They also make a mean cup of coffee! Check it out at 

  • Ryan & Emily Brotherton

    Holy Trinity Edmonds

    Launched in 2014. We are excited to have Ryan & Emily  partnering with us. Ryan is also overseeing church planting in his diocese of the North American Anglican church. 

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Leonel & Rina perez

    Iglesia Cristiana Familiar

    Launched in 2017 in partnership with Summit Christian Church in Tujunga, CA. We are thrilled to see this new work thriving in the Los Angeles area!

  • Chivoan & Ny kao

    Chivoan and Ny are in the process of planting a great church to reach the Cambodian community and beyond in the Rosemead, CA area. They plan to launch in 2019!