EUROPE

Acts 29 Europe exists to facilitate and catalyse church-planting efforts across our continent. We are currently 97 churches (partners and candidates). This represents significant growth for our Network in a continent which is, in many regions, less than 1% evangelical.

Updated July 2023

About

Many regions are now operating with their own assessment, coaching, training and support in-context and in-language, with growing teams of people working on the ground. This development goes hand in hand with a growing sense of solidarity between our regions, as well as between our regions and other regions outside Europe and between our Network and other Networks.

Acts 29 Europe finds itself highly impacted by the priorities that our collaboratives have highlighted. Europe is dealing with rapid urbanisation at one level and also problems and opportunities related to its rural zones. Each country is confronted with its own version of church in hard places.

We are delighted to benefit from the expertise and input from our Rural and Church in Hard Places teams. At the same time, Islam is making rapid progress in some European countries – and in other countries of our Network Islam is dominant. Nearly all European countries are dealing with mass immigration from troubled zones in North Africa, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa which necessarily entails welcoming and interacting with Muslims.

In our highly complex, challenging times, we are grateful to be part of the Acts 29 family and together contribute to the advancement of the gospel in our beautiful and broken continent.

PHILIP MOORE | Network Director

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2024 Europe Conference -
Riga, Latvia

It is with great delight that we announce the Acts 29 Europe Conference 2024! Mark your calendars for May 15th – 17th, 2024, as we gather in the enchanting city of Riga, Latvia. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience of inspiration, equipping, connection, and fervent prayer alongside fellow church planters and leaders who share our vision for a vibrant and transformed Europe.

  • 14 – 15 May 2024 24hr Retreat for Europe Partner and Candidate Churches
  • 15 – 17 May 2024 Main Europe Conference

Be sure to save those dates in your calendar and keep a keen eye out for forthcoming announcements, including registration details, speakers line-up, and pre-conference activities designed to enrich your experience even further.

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Tour the Seven Churches of Revelation with Kerem Koç

Two millenia ago, Jesus revealed himself to the Apostle John. The Word given to the Seven Churches of Asia is the same inspired scripture that teaches Christ’s churches today.

You’ll be accompanied by both an expert guide and a trusted church leader as you explore the depths of Scripture in the midst of the ruins where that Word was first sent.

MAY 18-23, 2024

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JULY 2-7, 2024

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Church To Church Partnership Opportunities

Benjamin & Emelie Clark
Gothenburg, Sweden

Jonathan & Lorena Templeton
Ponferrada, Spain

Javier & Silvia Pérez
Sabadell, Spain

Vlad & Oana Oara
Timisoara, Romania

Tiago & Melisa Bugalho
Ramada, Portugal

Charlie & Barbara Tatera
Wroclaw, Poland

Franco & Priscille Tartari
Azzano Decimo, Italy

Robbie & Lizzie Bellis
Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium

Alexander and Anna Reindl
Austria

Find a Church

As a family of church-planting churches we are about one thing: church planting. We exist to encourage, resource, facilitate, support and equip churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches!

Staff

PHILIP MOORE

Europe Regional Director

Philip Moore is married to Rachel and they have 5 children. In 2006 Phillip moved to France to pastor a church in the Paris area. Since then, by God’s grace, the church has planted 3 daughter churches and trained and sent a couple to plant a church in the centre of Paris.

GARY COUSINS

Europe Operations Director

Gary is married to Claudia and based in her home country of Germany. They have 2 grown up boys. He pastored for 6 years in N. Ireland followed by 8 years in leadership development with an international missions agency. He enjoys trail running and serves his community as a volunteer firefighter.

JD GILMORE

Europe Regional Lead Team (SE Europe Regional Lead)

Jonathan, born into a missionary family, grew up in Italy and was touched by grace as a teenager. Passionate for the spread of the gospel in Italy, with his wife Annette, they have been involved in church planting (and growing), most recently in Palermo (Sicily). He now coordinates Impatto (A29 in Italy).

KEREM KOÇ

Europe Regional Lead Team (Turkic Regional Lead)

Kerem is married to Buse and has two children. He planted Antalya Protestant Church in Turkey, back in 2010. A year after that Via Christus Ministries came to life to provide resources for Turkish believers. He has a heart for the Turkish people since many have never heard the gospel.

TOMÁŠ HENŽEL

Europe Regional Lead Team (Central Europe Regional Lead)

Tomáš is married to Silvia and they have 3 children. He is a bi-vocational church planter in Slovakia. After replanting in Nitra, their family is planting out to Bratislava since the Summer of 2018. Tomáš leads a small network of planters in Slovakia longing to see Christ's glory imaged in many new churches in the region.

RONELL KING

Liaison for Global Regions

Ronell, her husband Darret and three children live in Linden, Johannesburg. She studied Interior Design & Décor and had her own business before going full time into ministry in 2009. Ronell is eager to see church planting teams flourish for sake of furthering the gospel and glorifying his name.

ALBERTO PUENTE NAVARRO

Europe Regional Lead Team (Iberian Peninsula Regional Lead)

Alberto is married to Ashley and they have four children. He was born in Spain, but his family moved to the United States during his teen years. He and his brother, Francisco, planted Iglesia Bautista Fe de Sevilla in 2012 and he now serves as one of the pastors of the church.

STEVE ROBINSON

Europe Regional Lead Team (GB & Ireland Regional Lead)

Steve a ‘born and bred scouser' is married to Sian and they have four children. Steve has been a Pastor at Cornerstone Church, Liverpool since November 2009 when he came with a small team to work with the existing elders and congregation to replant the church. Steve has coached, assessed many church planters and supported a number of church plants and revitalisations across Europe.

CHRISTOPH FUNK

Europe Regional Lead Team (NW Regional Lead)

Christoph is married to Kristina and they have five children. Christoph has been the planter and pastor of „erlebt - Kirche für Potsdam“ since 2014 when he and a small team started the church. Christoph and his family are „Ossis“** by choice. They moved from West Germany to Potsdam, in order to plant a church that preaches and lives the Gospel and reaches out to the people in one of the most atheistic regions of the world.
**people of East Germany

KEO KOGNON

French Speaking West Africa in collaboration with Acts 29 French Speaking Europe

Keo Kognon, the Acts 29 Regional Leader for French-speaking West Africa, is a devoted pastor, husband to Lydie, and father of four. As the pastor of Eglise AEBECI de Téguéré in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire, Keo leads a pastoral training program and actively engages in training and mobilizing church planters in Abidjan. Additionally, he serves as the director of Acts 29 for Côte d’Ivoire and French-speaking West Africa. Raised in an animist family, Keo's life changed at 14 when he encountered the gospel through the "Jesus Film." Now, his ministry focuses on overcoming obstacles like Islam and animism, spreading love, and seeing lives transformed by the gospel.

Contact Us

Acts 29 Europe
Seilerweg 6
79589 Binzen
Germany

europe@acts29.com