Dean Faulkner is Director of the Center for Church Planting at RTS Charlotte. He is also the Lead Pastor at his second church plant – South Charlotte Pres. The Center work is his side hustle for the kingdom where he helps reproduce planters and future leaders.
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Alberto Paredes is a student at RTS-C with A Church Planting Emphasis and is a pastoral Intern at Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, under Kevin DeYoung.
Alberto also produces reformed resources, largely in short articles, in Spanish. Check it out at: www.enviados.org. There is a book review section that is in English at: https://enviados.org/book-reviews/
Al Dayhoff, the Executive Director of Evangelize Today who through seminars and training sessions over the past 15 years has sought to breathe new life into the great commission as stated in Matthew 28.
Mark Auffarth is a Senior Pastor, Eastside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
David Stover is a TRI-vocational pastor in Rock Hill, SC (outside of Charlotte, NC). 1) pastor an ARP church, 2) teach theology, evangelism, and apologetics at Lake Pointe Academy, 3) drive a few hours a week with Lyft & Uber to do tattoo interviews with Evangelize Today.
Steven Cooper is a PCA pastor in San Diego, CA. He was the lead pastor of Harbor City Church Downtown. Last year he left Harbor and launched Clarity Focus Heart Coaching & Consulting
Ron Lowe serves as Executive Director of Every Valley Leadership Academy, a mentoring outreach in East Chattanooga.
Alan Foster is the MNA Church Planter Resources Director and runs a cohort of pastors who labor in rural contexts. If you are interested in hearing more about the Rural Church Planter Retreat to be held May 3-5, 2022 email Alan at email@example.com
Corey Pelton was recently called by Tennessee Valley Presbytery as an Evangelist to start Rural Church Development in southern Appalachia (extreme N Georgia and SE TN) with a goal of Developing, Encouraging, and Resourcing rural church plants.
Check out his podcast on his website at: www.ruralchurchdevelopment.com
Hutch Garmany is the pastor of Grace Community in Trenton GA, a rural southern Appalachian town in NW Georgia (base of Lookout Mtn.) of 5K. Hutch is the chair of the Tennessee Valley Church MNA committee.
Tim Inman is the Pastor of Christ Church in Dunn NC. He and his family moved back to Tim’s hometown in Spring of 2019 to scratch plant.
Kent Suits is in his 4th year of planting Christ Community Church in Batesburg-Leesville, SC. He started a plant with 7 members of an Independent Methodist congregation who gave their church property to the PCA to start a new church in this historic, diverse, rural, southern town.
Previous webinar on rural church planting. This was from January 6, 2021
US Census reports on Rural America and other links
From the North American Mission Board (SBC)
The Forgotten Church by Glenn Daman
Replanting Rural Churches by Matt Henslee & Kyle Bueermann
Alienated America by Timothy Carney
Rural Church Turnaround by Danny Davis
Small Town Jesus by Donnie Griggs
God’s Country by Brad Roth
Robert Kim: Assistant Professor of Applied Theology and Church Planting since 2019. He has 23 years of pastoral and church planting experience.
If you wish to schedule a time to speak with Dr. Kim, you can make an appointment at:
Craig Harris: CTS alumni, having graduated in 2018 and is planting in Yakima, WA, which launched in 2020.
Nathan Arnold: Covenant’s first CP track graduate in December. After serving as a church planting resident for the past year and a half, Nathan is now on staff as an assistant pastor at Woke Bridge Community church, a multi-ethnic EPC church plant in Ferguson, MO.
Kyle Lindgren: serves with Stu Kearns in Lincoln, NE (Zion Presbyterian) in his 2nd year at CTS’ MDiv program.
Vinny Tauriello is the MNA Coaching Specialist, an ordained PCA minister, and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. He has been in pastoral ministry since the mid-90’s in a variety of roles: senior, associate, and church planter. He now coaches leaders in ministry, music, and business as the founder of By Design Coaching, LLC.
If interested in a sample coaching session with Vinny, you can schedule that by going to
Wy Plummer worked for IBM as an engineer before entering pastoral ministry. He is now the African American Ministries Coordinator in MNA.
Francisco Victa is a church planter in Lebanon Valley Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, PA.
Chris Vogel mentioned the work done by Dr. Chris Polski. Chris is the current and founding Pastor of Trinity Church Kirkwood since 2007. Prior to that, he served as the first successor Pastor of Golden Isles Presbyterian Church, and before that was the youth minister and Assistant Pastor at Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church. He is a Visiting Instructor in Homiletics and Polity at Covenant Theological Seminary having earned his M.Div (2000) and D.Min. (2021) from Covenant. firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Moore, the senior partner at Auxilio Partners, who after 30 years as a small-business entrepreneur, felt called to put his business knowledge and experience to work for nonprofits and churches. Auxilio develops and manages comprehensive, cloud-based back-office solutions so that pastors & non-profit leaders could focus on their call to take the gospel in word & deed to their communities.
Kara Callaghan is a partner with Auxilio and was the Chief of Staff for Grace Downtown in Washington, DC and Director of Operations for Radstock Ministries. Kara has 18+ years of experience managing non-profits. She brings a broad range of skills and a heart to serve new churches and those wanting to grow their mission.
Steve Stanton is a Church Planter in Colorado Springs, at Waypoint Church, which began right before Covid and launch their worship 5 months ago.
Chris Talley is at work planting Lakeway Church in Morristown, TN, outside of Knoxville. Chris has served in churches in Orlando, Knoxville, and Atlanta before being recruited by the TN Valley Presbytery to plant in Morristown.
Michael Novak is the planter and pastor at Trinity Grace Church in San Antonio, TX. Before that he was an RUF Campus Minister at Trinity University for seven years.