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

    Urban Life launched in September of 2019 and are reaching a multi-ethnic congregation in Chula Vista, CA. Oliver hails from Peru, has also pastored 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

    The Movement Church - Oakland

    Christopher and Brittany are currently living in Oakland and serving with the Movement church who are sending them to plant a new church in Oakland. They also make a mean cup of coffee! Check it out at slojoy.com. 

  • 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 & Joy have now passed the leadership of this church on to Matt & Sara Chapirson who served on their team. Brandon & Joy now serve at New Hope Eugene and continue to serve Discover Church Planting as assessors, coaches and encouragers. Unfortunately, Brandon is a Packers fan. 

  • 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

    NexGen Open Bible Church

    Chivoan and Ny planted a great church to reach the Cambodian community and beyond in the Rosemead, CA area. They launched in the Spring of 2019!

  • Izaak & Bre Downing

    Alive Alaska

    Izaak & Bre have launched "Alive Alaska" in Wasilla, AK in November 2019. They have a heart for those who are in recovery from drugs and alcohol and other life-gripping, destructive habits, and they are bringing them the hope of Jesus!

  • Ben & Angie Sharkey

    Ben & Angie are getting ready to launch North Bridge Church in Otis Orchards, WA in the spring of 2020.  Ben and Angie have a heart for those who are hungry, in need and are looking for hope. When you get around Ben get ready to be encouraged, because this guy is full of energy and enthusiasm!

  • Nick & Kim wing

    Nick and Kim are preparing to launch Springfield Community Church in Springfield, OR. They are heavily involved in their community, working in the schools and loving their neighbors. They will launch their church in the Fall of 2020.