MENA & South Asia

The Emerging Regions Network exists to convene new networks of church planters and church-planting churches throughout African and Asian contexts for the glory of Jesus.


Emerging Regions spans from the Western-most countries of Africa to the Eastern-most countries of Asia. In many of these places, the number of Christians is few. In others, the church and its leaders are under-resourced, and at times Christians face severe persecution. Emerging Regions seeks to provide training and coaching for church planters reaching into these areas while working towards assessments and support for existing churches and those in the planting process. We long to see a diversity of regional and cross-cultural gospel partnerships to make disciples of Jesus and plant churches.
Let’s work together to see churches planted, collaborative networks launched, and Jesus worshipped to the ends of the earth!

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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!



VP of Global Coordination

Scott is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he’s a pastor for Redeemer Church – a church-planting church having sent out planters throughout the UAE and to Lebanon, Kuwait, and India. He’s been involved in ministry leadership development and church planting in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East for many years. Scott’s married to Angela and they have four children.


Director of Operations & Assessments | Emerging Regions

Travis Whitehead has planted a church and trained church planters in Austin, TX, and now serves as the Director of Operations for Acts 29 Emerging Regions. He and his wife Janelle have a daughter and are soon to be Texas expats living in Dubai, supporting church-planting in unreached and under-resourced parts of the world.


Assessment Coordinator | West Africa

Temidayo was an attorney in Lagos until the desire to see a gospel-centered renewal in Lagos led him to become the training & assessment coordinator at City Church Lagos. He is married to Funmilayo & passionate about working to recruit, equip, train & support church planters who will plant healthy gospel-centered churches.


East Africa Catalyst

Robert is a lead pastor of New Life Church, in Lilongwe, Malawi Africa. He is married to Sheila and the Lord blessed them with two children. He is deeply passionate about preaching the gospel and training rural pastors and is the founder of Pastoral Training Institute of Africa.


june, 2023