North America

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Acts 29 North America is composed of sixteen distinct regions including Canada and 15 additional regions across the United States. From the forested tip of Maine, across the Canadian Rockies, to the beaches of southern California, Acts 29 North America is a vast landscape of radically diverse cultures and contexts.

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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!

North America Regional Directors

NOEL HEIKKINEN

Upper Midwest

Noel is the teaching pastor at Riverview, a multi-site church in the Lansing, Michigan area that actively engages younger generations in both in-person and digital spaces. He is an author, podcaster, speaker, and church leadership coach. He is married to Grace, and they have four adult children and one son-in-law.

TIM BICE

Georgia and Florida Panhandle

Tim planted Greenbriar Church in Albany, Georgia, in 2008. Tim's wife, Jaye, is an Acts 29 wives support coordinator for the Southeast. Tim and Jaye have been married for more than 25 years and have four children. Tim enjoys hunting and grilling.

CHRIS LEWIS

Pacific

The best thing about Chris is that he's married to Michelle and has four grown kids and a son-in-law. He and Michelle live in Glendora, California, with a dog and a cat. Chris pastors Foothill Church of Glendora.

WILL BASHAM

Mid-Atlantic

Will was born and raised in West Virginia, where he lives with his wife and five children. He’s the author of 'Rural Mission' and founding pastor of New Heights Church in Milton, West Virginia.

RYAN MCCOSKEY

Heartland

Ryan is the planter and lead pastor of The Seed Church in Wichita, Kansas. He and his wife, Ashley, have three boys.

JOHN RYAN

Lower Midwest

John Ryan has been married to Fran for 32 years and has two grown sons. He is a church planter, pastor, coach, and disciple-maker. 23 years ago, John planted the Summit in O'Fallon, Missouri. After more than two decades there, he was called to focus on developing leaders and now serves as pastor of leadership development at a sister Acts 29 church, Matthias’ Lot, in St. Charles, Missouri.

DAVID PINCKNEY

Northeast

David was born in western New York, raised in New Hampshire, and has pastored for 35 years in the Northeast. Sharon and David were married in 1988 and have raised four sons and one daughter. They live in Concord, New Hampshire, and love to travel and explore history.

JASON HANSEN

Mountain West

Jason leads Anchor Church in Gilbert, Arizona. He has four children and has been married to Tiffany for 20 years.

CALEB RICHARDSON

Alaska

I am a lifelong Alaskan with a wonderful wife and two awesome boys. God is giving me a vision to see churches planted all over the north.

RODNEY WILKINSON

Florida

Rodney planted Gospel Fellowship Church in Boynton Beach, Florida, after ten years of college ministry. Rodney has been married to his amazing wife for 16 years and has four children. He is passionate about discipleship and enjoys motorcycles and playing basketball.

MATT PORTER

Northwest

Matt planted Outward Church in Salem, Oregon, in 2007. He is married to Chris and a father of four.

DAVID THEW

Mid-South

David has been married to Danielle for 30 years. They have three sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-love, and three grandchildren. He is honored to invest in church planters and their wives for the glory and mission of Christ.

CHAD CLARKSON

Texas Gulf Coast

Chad Clarkson serves as the pastor of church planting at Clear Creek Community Church and is the executive director of the Houston Church Planting Network. He is married to Mindy, and they live in Houston with their six children.