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  • Planter Profile: Kevin and Nicole Carpenter | ()

    Planter Profile: Kevin and Nicole CarpenterDanville wasn’t the kind of place in which my family ever expected to plant a church. When God called us to plant a church, we expected to do so in the middle of the city. But God showed us an immense need and an incredible opportunity to push back lostness in suburban Indianapolis. We were given land, a building and the support of a local SBC church that wanted to see its community reached for Christ. We’ve already seen God use that incredible opportunity to give us a jump-start in this bedroom community.

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:24:09 PM

    Planter Profile: Yosef and Bethlehem Desta | ()

    Planter Profile: Yosef and Bethlehem DestaWe came to Indianapolis to visit a college friend who was encouraging us to start a church here. We accepted his challenge. So, though we had originally planned on staying only a couple of days, about five years ago we made Indianapolis our home. The challenge we face now is reaching the 3,000 Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants living in the Indianapolis area.

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:21:28 PM

    Planter Profile: Christopher and Heidi Elliott | ()

    Planter Profile: Christopher and Heidi ElliottWe were called to start church planting in 2005 when God opened our eyes to the impoverished areas of Indianapolis. The surrounding areas of Indianapolis, particularly the east side of the city, are deeply impoverished and suffering from a gospel famine.

     

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:18:10 PM

    Planter Profile: Emilio Gaspar | ()

    Planter Profile: Emilio GasparWhen our family moved to Indianapolis in 2010, we knew no one in the city, we had no money, and we had no church building. Yet God had called us to start a new church to reach the city’s growing Hispanic population.

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:15:17 PM

    Planter Profile: Kerry and Twyla Jackson | ()

    Planter Profile: Kerry and Twyla JacksonGod began to reveal to me a couple of years ago that my ministry in Atlanta was coming to a close. My wife, Twyla, and I began to pray, seeking His new direction for us. During this period, two good friends began to ask us to consider ministry in Indianapolis. This wasn’t our first invitation to move to Indy. We began to think about the move again.

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:12:11 PM

    Planter Profile: Barry and Amy Rager | ()

    Planter Profile: Barry and Amy RagerIn 2008 my wife, Amy, and I attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis. The Convention highlighted lostness and the need for church planting. Our hearts began to ache for Indianapolis and the lost souls there. We even snuck out of the meeting to explore the city. From that moment on, we had a desire to plant a church here.

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:11:01 PM

    Planter Profile: Brandon and Emily Shields | ()

    Planter Profile: Brandon and Emily ShieldsWhen God called us to plant a church in the Midwest, we looked for a city that has a big impact on North America. Indianapolis clearly fits this mold. It’s the 12th largest city in the United States, yet has an anemic evangelical presence. Though we came to the area thinking we’d plant in the suburbs, God opened our eyes to Midtown Indianapolis, a quickly growing area with a large recent influx of 25-35 year olds.

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:09:40 PM

    Planter Profile: Kenny and Melissia Stevens | ()

    Planter Profile: Kenny and Melissia StevensAfter serving on the international mission field for nine years and as a pastor for three, my wife, Melissia, and I began to prayerfully seek what God would have us do next. God laid Indiana on our hearts, but neither of us knew anyone in Indiana.

     

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 7:00:27 PM

    Planter Profile: Hang Go and Nem Cing Thang | ()

    Planter Profile: Hang Go and Nem Cing ThangWhen I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior in a small village in Myanmar, I had no idea that God would one day use me to plant a church in North America. I came to the United States in 2011 after preaching in Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. I saw God work in incredible ways. People came to Christ, but the persecution at times was very intense.

     

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 6:56:27 PM

    Planter Profile: Mike and Amanda Wiggin | ()

    Planter Profile: Mike and Amanda WigginI grew up in Greenwood, Ind., where I developed a ministry as a lay pastor in several surrounding areas. Then we moved to Orlando, Fla., to help in a church.

     

    Date Created: 3/23/2014 6:53:24 PM

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