Who is Acts 29 US West?

Acts 29 US West exists to multiply church planting churches across 13 Western states. We are one of 11 networks that make up the diverse, global family of Acts 29.

The US West network is built on five distinctives: AssessingCoachingFundingSupport, and Training.

The thirteen states in our network are as follows:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Hawaii
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

You can see all of our churches by area listed here.

Church planting is a Biblical mandate.

When Jesus gave us ‘The Great Commission’ (Matthew 28: 18-20), the call was to make disciples. Traditional evangelism has often been concerned only with “decisions for Christ,” but without on-going discipleship, these decisions are not true life conversions. We believe that the local church is vital to true conversions and discipleship. As missiologist C. Peter Wagner said, “Planting new churches is the most effective evangelistic methodology known under heaven.”

For more information, read Dr. Tim Keller’s ‘Why Plant Churches.’ 

Our goal is for all church plants in the Western US to be healthy, established church-planting churches.

If you are looking to plant a church and desire help and support along that journey, or if you are an existing church that desires to be more deeply involved in church planting, Acts 29 US West may be for you! As a member of our network, you would receive support, training, coaching, 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 to help set you up for success, both at the outset and throughout your journey.

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Brian Howard Network Director | US West Brian Howard has over 20 years of proven leadership experience as a leadership coach, non-profit executive, church planter, lead pastor, and business owner. Brian holds a Master’s degree from Talbot School of Theology, has been married for 21 years to the love of his life, and has four children.
Harvey Turner Network Leadership Team | US West Harvey Turner is the Founding and Preaching Pastor of Living Stones Church in Reno, Nevada. Harvey has studied at Multnomah University, Western Seminary, and received his Masters in Missional Leadership at the Resurgence Training Center in Seattle, WA. Harvey and his wife, Rachael, have three children.
Ty Neal Network Leadership Team | US West Ty Neal is the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Grace Point Church in North Las Vegas, NV. He also serves as a North Las Vegas Police Chaplain. Ty has studied at Boyce Bible College as well as Western Seminary. Ty and his wife of 23 years, Angie, have four children.
Hunter Beaumont  Network Leadership Team | US West Hunter Beaumont is Lead Pastor of Fellowship Denver Church in Denver, CO.  Hunter is a outdoorsman who is mediocre at several Colorado pursuits: snow skiing, road cycling and fly fishing. He has a MTh from Dallas Theological Seminary and was a CPA in his previous life.  
Rachel Wolverton Communication Coordinator | US West Rachel worked in various marketing roles for Wycliffe Bible Translators for 9 years before joining Acts 29 US West. Originally from Florida, she’s an alumna of LeTourneau University & Eastern Michigan University. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Nick, and their 2 sons. She enjoys running, hiking, & cooking.
Nathan Elam Assessment Coordinator | US West After graduating from Baylor University in his home state of Texas, Nathan moved to San Diego to help plant The Response Church, where he currently serves as the Worship and Creative Arts Director.  Nathan is married to Jessica and enjoys hiking, board games, craft beer, and the Baylor Bears basketball team.
Shaun Garman Associate Network Director | US West Shaun was an entrepreneur before planting Red Sea Church in Portland and his current church, Seed Communities in Ventura, CA. Shaun and Daisy, his wife of twenty-eight years, have 7 children and 1 granddaughter. A California native, Shaun is passionate about Jesus, family, the Dodgers, surfing, fish tacos, and film.
Rebekah Paz Events Coordinator | US West Rebekah has 10+ years of administrative experience and helped her husband, Edward, plant theMOVEMENT Church in Oakland, CA. Originally from Texas, she graduated from San Francisco State University and has lived in the Bay Area for 14 years. She enjoys all things Texas, crafting, new restaurants and exploring Oakland.
Steve Ross Diversity Director | US West Steve Ross is Executive Pastor at Seed Communities Ventura CA. Raised in South LA he is passionate about cross-cultural engagement and disciple making and currently trains church leaders in urban ministry, racial reconciliation and gospel-centered mercy ministry. He is married to Jamie and they have 5 daughters and 3 sons.
Kirsten Black Wives Support Coordinator After receiving a master’s in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, Kirsten & her husband, Vince, moved to Fort Collins, CO to plant The Town Church. When not shuttling her 5 boys to and from soccer, Kirsten enjoys reading, dates with Vince, & trying to cook enough food to feed her boys.


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Physical Address: 25950 Acero Rd., Suite 350, Mission Viejo, CA 92691