The Financial Connector

One of the main challenges with fundraising isn’t that there is no funding, it’s that many churches with resources don’t know who to fund and those looking for funding don’t know where to look.

To address this challenge, we have a Financial Connector to connect the right church planter to the right partnering church(es).

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Assessment Overview

Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches. As a part of that family, the Acts 29 US Southeast Network has some distinct features that work in conjunction with the global assessment standards set by our Acts 29 Central Resource Team.

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Church Planter Cohort Overview

The Acts 29 US Southeast Church Planter Cohort (CPC) is designed for men who are already recommended for Church Planting (or recommended with conditions) and who are already on the ground in the context of their call.

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200 by 2020

The goal of Acts 29 US Southeast is to grow to 200 church-planting churches by 2020. To do this, we want to provide structure in order to create a culture where churches can plant churches. We are one of 11 Networks that make up the diverse, global family of Acts 29. 

The US Southeast Network is built on 4 program initiatives: Assessment, Coaching, Training, & Support.

The nine states that make up our Network are as follows:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

We need more healthy, gospel-centered churches planted and replanted.

Once known as the “Bible Belt,” the Southeast is now more aptly described as “Christ haunted” as the number of those who are unchurched or dechurched continues to rise.

Once known primarily as rural, over 92% of the metropolitan areas of the Southeast are growing including three of the fastest growing cities in the US. Some projections suggest that by 2050 over 81.7 million people who do not know Jesus will live in the Southeast US. With this cultural shift comes tremendous opportunity for mission to both the dechurched and the unchurched.

To reach this Christ haunted, culturally shifting region, we need more healthy, gospel-centered churches planted and replanted. We need churches that both know and demonstrate the gospel in and to their communities. In fact, 1400 churches will need to be planted per year for the next 40 years to reach the increasing population. Acts 29 wants to play an integral part in the movement of God’s Spirit to see this happen by recruiting, assessing and developing church planters and pastors.

Our goal is for all church plants to thrive and endure through assessment, coaching, training, and support.

If you are looking to plant a church and desire help and support along the way, or if you are an existing church that desires to be more deeply involved in church planting, Acts 29 US Southeast may be for you. As a member of our Network, you would receive training, coaching, support, and a group of like-minded pastors and churches of which to be a part. The process to join our network follows the Acts 29 assessment process of application, interview, assessment, and candidacy. We want you to thrive as a planter and pastor, both at the beginning and throughout your journey. Select the appropriate button below to begin the process to join Acts 29 US Southeast.

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If you are ready to join Acts 29 US Southeast, click the button that best describes you.

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Leadership & Staff

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Brian Lowe Network Director | US Southeast Brian Lowe has a degree in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. He planted Exodus Church—now grown to 2 congregations—after 16 years with student ministry. Brian’s heart is to be involved in Jesus’ mission through developing church planters. Brian is blessed with a wonderful wife, Cheryl, and four children.
Chan Kilgore Regional Director | Florida Chan Kilgore planted CrossPointe Church Orlando in 2002. CrossPointe Church is one church with seven congregations spread through the greater Orlando area & in Peachtree City, GA. He also serves as the Florida Regional Director for Acts 29. Loves dating his wife Stacy and wakeboarding with his three daughters.
Joby Martin Network Leadership Team | US Southeast Pastor Joby Martin is the Lead Pastor of The Church of Eleven22. He graduated with his Masters in Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and has been in full-time ministry for 20 years. Pastor Joby is married to Gretchen. They have been married for 16 years and have two children, JP and Reagan.
Dwayne Bond Network Leadership Team | US Southeast Pastor Dwayne Bond is an elder and serves as the Lead Pastor of Wellspring Church. He and his family relocated to Charlotte to plant Wellspring in 2006. In January 2007, he became a member of Acts 29 and now serves on the Acts 29 Board. Dwayne is married to to his beautiful wife Leslie & they have three wonderful children.
Tyler Jones Network Leadership Team | US Southeast Tyler and his wife Kimberly moved to Raleigh in 1997 and planted Vintage Church in the fall of 2002. He has served in leadership of Acts 29 and planted 5 church-planting regions, while coaching and working alongside church plants in Europe and Africa. Tyler and Kimberly have three little ones: Ellia, Lyla, and Lincoln.
Greg Gibson Regional Director | Mid-South Gib is the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Living Hope Church in Memphis, TN. Originally from Oklahoma, he has served at Living Hope since 2006. He and his wife Jill have three children.
Paul Whaley Regional Director | Alabama & Middle Tennessee Paul & his wife Brandi moved to Huntsville in 2000 and planted Summit Crossing Community Church in 2003. He is now the Lead Teaching & Vision Pastor of Summit Crossing’s Madison Campus. Paul also serves as the Regional Director for Alabama & Middle Tennessee. Paul and Brandi have 3 kids: Luke, Karsyn, and Jake.
Matt Adair Coaching Coordinator and Georgia Regional Director Matt Adair is the Acts 29 US Southeast Regional Director for Georgia. He is also the lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Athens, GA and works as a coach and consultant at 'Griddiron' building customizable solutions for church leaders related to productivity, leadership development, and preaching.
Rodney Wilkinson Assessment Coordinator Rodney Wilkinson has a master’s degree in Ministry from Capital Seminary. He planted Gospel Fellowship Church in Boynton Beach, FL. after ten years of college ministry. Rodney desires to see healthy planters plant healthy churches. Rodney is married to his amazing wife Kiesha, and has four children.
Ted Sinn Training Coordinator Ted and his wife Tricia live in Downtown Orlando with their five children. Ted is the Founding Pastor of NewCity Orlando. Years back, he transitioned from the Lead Pastor role in order to invest more time into training church planters, serving church-planting churches and stewarding the viral growth of The CBR Journal.
J. Tyler Deaton Operations Director | US Southeast J Tyler Deaton serves as the Assessment Coordinator and Operations Director for Acts 29 US Southeast. Tyler has served in full-time ministry for six years and is married to his wife, Lesley. They have been married for eight years and have three children, Addison, Eli, and Henry.
Dana Lefevers Logistics Manager | US Southeast Dana serves as the Logistics Manager for Acts 29 US Southeast. She has been married for 5 years to Jeremy and they have three children, Taylor, Wesley, and Will.
Latoya McCutcheon Administrative Assistant Latoya McCutcheon is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Alabama, graduate degree at the University of West Alabama, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree. She also serves as a wife and mother of two children.

Contact:

Email: us.southeast@acts29.com

Acts 29 US Southeast

PO Box 109, Belmont, NC 28012