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Jeremiah Brown, Generation Church@JeremiahJBrown
Charlie Fehrman, The Pointe Community Church@CharlieFehrman
Tony Manning, Hamilton Village@tonymanning
My name is Josh Hall. I have been happily married to my wife, Rachel, for 14 years, and we have four great kids: Hannah (10), Sophie (8), Levi (5) and Jackson (3). Rachel and I are natives of southwest Missouri. Prior to coming to Indy as a church planter, I was the senior pastor of Selmore Baptist Church in Ozark, MO for 10 years, and Rachel was a 5th grade teacher. I have a B.S. in History from Southwest Baptist University, and am currently working on a M.A degree in Theological Studies through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In my free time I enjoy fishing for smallmouth bass, and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. We are excited to live in Indianapolis and, by God’s grace, to plant a strong and vibrant New Testament church in this city.
A strong, dynamic, New Testament church with a hunger for truth, a desire for authentic biblical community, and a heart for the Great Commission.
Second Baptist Church of Spring Missouri3111 East BattlefieldSpringfield, Missouri 65804Pastor John Marshallwww.secondbaptist.org
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Date Created: 8/26/2013 2:54:51 PM
When I was fifteen years old an evangelist named Mike Landry visited Genoa Baptist Church to do a revival. I honestly cannot remember what he preached, but on the second night God made it clear to me that He was calling me to full time ministry. This was also re-affirmed through others before and after. Before that point I had planned on going to the military and becoming a police officer.
We, Living Faith Church, seek to reach the community of Danville with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through reaching families with the truth of God’s word. This will be done by creating community that is relevant to today’s culture and can only be accomplished through God’s church and His people. Finally we desire to be a church that reproduces itself through discipleship, church planting, and international missions.
Cedar Creek Baptist Church7709 Bardstown RoadLouisville, Kentucky 40291Pastor Chuck Hendersonwww.cedarcreekbaptist.com
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Date Created: 8/26/2013 1:22:53 PM
PAST MINISTRIESIn 1995, I returned home to St. Anne Woods , to start the ministry. God blessed me to start a Youth Farm, until 1998. From 1999 to 2003, God blessed me to Pastor, Back Street Mission of Kankakee! From 2003 to 2006, I served the Lord in the Chicago area as Co -Founder and Associate Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church! CURRENT MINISTRIESSince 2006, God has called the mission to Indianapolis, Indiana! We are here to do our part to evangelize, to plant, to minister, to be an asset to this great city!
In 1994, God lead me to create a minister called, Back Street Missions to America. God first touched my heart about the youth of the world! Then God began to expand His vision to not only evangelizing the youth, but to evangelizing the whole family, the streets, and the neighborhoods! Back Street Missions to America’s objective is to help communities and build churches for the Kingdom of God!
Abundant Life Baptist Church822 U.S. Hwy 40Cloverdale, Indiana 46120765.653.8949
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Date Created: 8/26/2013 12:14:43 PM
Senior Pastor, Max Anders, is a former college seminary professor, he has pastored for over twenty years. He is the author of over twenty books and was the creator and general editor of the 32 volume Holman Bible Commentary series. In addition to his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Seminary, he has an earned doctorate from Western Seminary. Max is married to his childhood sweetheart, Margie, and has two grown children, Tanya and Chris.
Family Life Church518 North Pendleton AvenuePendleton, Indiana 46064
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Date Created: 8/26/2013 11:04:01 AM
My family and I are from Owensboro, Kentucky. My wife, Amy, and I have been married for seven years and we have four children: Yonas, Titus, Fable, and Justus. God has allowed me to be the lead pastor of two churches and has now led my family and I to be missionaries in Indianapolis. We are excited about what God is going to do!
My vision and hope is that God, through the proclamation of the Gospel, would raise up a body of believers in downtown Indianapolis and in doing so, begin a church planting movement that will transform Indianapolis, our nation, and our world, to the glory of God!.
Pleasant Valley Community Church800 Pleasant Valley RoadOwensboro, Kentucky 42303Pastor Jamus Edwardswww.owensborochurch.com
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Date Created: 8/21/2013 2:17:17 PM
By Tobin Perry
NOBLESVILLE, Ind.—Jeremiah Brown (@jeremiahjbrown) practices what
he preaches. In the months leading up to the Easter 2013 launch of Generation
Church in Noblesville, Ind., Brown urged his core group to get others involved
in what God was doing in Greater Indianapolis.
“We really encouraged all of our people to invest and
invite,” said Brown, a North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planter.
“Invest in your neighbors. Invest in friends. Any of the co-workers you have a
relationship with, invest in them. Then be up front with them and invite them
to the church. I was actually blown away by what God did on Easter through that.”
Brown, himself, modeled the activity. Since arriving in the
Noblesville area two years ago, he had been building relationships with his
neighbors and inviting them to join him for Bible study and worship with the
core team he had been developing. None of them had been churchgoers previously.
But on the most recent Easter Sunday, three neighboring
families visited the church. All said they’d be returning.
Easter Sunday marked a new beginning for the church plant—which
God had birthed in Brown’s heart back in 2007. A native Hoosier, Brown had been
serving as a youth minister in Charleston, S.C. He loved the position and felt
he could be an “80-year-old youth pastor.” Yet God had other plans.
Conversations with several lost friends left Brown burdened
for reaching his generation for Christ. His wife, sharing a similar calling,
began to pray about how God may want them to reach “Generation Y.” But that
didn’t mean Brown wanted to leave his comfortable youth ministry position to
follow the call.
According to Brown, God first whispered the idea of church
planting to his wife, Cyndi. Despite God confirming the call in his own heart,
“I made a commitment kind of like Jonah,” Brown said. “I
didn’t want any part of it. I didn’t want to move back to Indy. I loved living
close to the beach. I loved what we were doing. So I kind of took the Jonah
route and said, ‘I’m not going to do that even though God confirmed what He was
telling me in my heart through my wife.’”
That week—even though Jeremiah and Cyndi hadn’t told anyone of what God was
doing—the Lord began to confirm their call toward church planting through
interactions with others in the church.
Brown soon left behind his Jonah-like attitude.
After moving to Indiana two years ago, Brown helped out at
another area church plant as he learned his new community. He has also focused
on building a core team for Generation Church and encouraging them to reach out
to the Noblesville community.
With only one Southern Baptist church for every 19,985 metro
Indianapolis residents, the city is one of 32 Send North
America cities upon which NAMB is focusing its church planting efforts.
Brown’s vision is to build Generation Church around four
core values: intentional relationships, practical application of God’s Word,
being a church that serves and being a church that has fun.
Passionate about missions, Brown had been involving the
young core group in local and international missions before the church even
“One of the reasons I absolutely love the Southern Baptist
Convention is because of how we give to missions,” Brown said. “I’ve got a
heart not just to serve our area here in Noblesville and Indianapolis metro,
but our state, our nation and our world.”
Though more partners will be needed, Southern Baptist
partners have been an important part of what God has been doing at the church.
For example, Travis Humerick from partnering Thompson Station Church in
Thompson Station, Tenn., drove up to Noblesville to personally support,
encourage and help the new church throughout its Easter weekend launch. Brown
said Humerick helped clean the meeting location beforehand and greet visitors
during the service.
“We know God is getting ready to do something in Noblesville
and the north Indy area,” Brown said. “Something big is happening. We’re just
pursuing Him as deeply as possible.”
Tobin Perry writes for
the North American Mission Board.
Date Created: 5/8/2013 1:04:03 AM
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Stephen Boldin and this is my wife Nidia.
We have been married now for 23 beautiful years in August. We are church planters from Tucson, AZ willing to go wherever God calls us. We also have 4 children, Samuel, Josue, Deborah and Nathanael. We are both fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
I grew up all my life around international and home missions. And I used to think that we could just do enough by giving our money to the Christmas and Easter Offerings, until God called me to missions on November 25, 1985 in a prayer for foreign missions night at First
Southern Baptist Church in Flagstaff, AZ. There was a song being played in the background while the slides of all the starving children of Africa were playing on our minds to give. But I heard God speak to me with these words of a song, “My house is full, but my field is empty. Who will go and work for me today. All my children just want to sit around the table, but no one wants to go work in my field.” So I didn’t wait for the invitation to be given, I just jumped out of my seat, ran to the altar and surrendered my life to full time Christian missions. I thought God was calling me to foreign missions but every door was closed and he showed me that I can be a foreign missionary right here in my own back yard. He then opened doors for me to minister ever since. Soon we were led to start three missions in Agua Prieta, Mexico. Those churches all have local pastors and are flourishing.
We were then called to Memphis, TN where I attended Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary for 2 years. While there, my wife and I were led to start Iglesia Bautista La Buena Esperanza, which grew to 80 while we were there. After they called Pastor Edward “Duke”
Waldron, the church continued to grow to over 200 in Sunday school, 300 in worship. They currently have 4 mission churches they have started on their own and over 350 in worship; a real success story.
Our first church will be a bilingual work. Out target group is Hispanics 1st to 4th generation, who both speak English and native Spanish. We will keep the culture, flavor and vitality of the Hispanics in our worship and praise. So it will be a contemporary worship style. We want to plant a church that will grow to Christ likeness, and develop their own unique ministry, use their spiritual gifts, and we want to do this by building up relationships with God and with others. We would like to see this 1st church plant grow into a self supporting church in 2 years realistically, and financially be self supporting, involved in foreign mission giving through the cooperative program. Also we would like to have this first church directly involved with starting the second church plant.
New Whiteland Baptist Church520 Sawmill RoadNew Whiteland, Indiana 46184Pastor Jeff Sanderswww.newwbc.org.com
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Date Created: 4/18/2013 11:15:46 AM
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