Plant A Church

The planting of churches is essential for any body of believers who are mission minded. Being mission minded is being focused on preaching the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to those who have never heard the message or have fallen away from it. It is from churches that believers sally forth with the Gospel to transform the world. And so it is necessary to have churches wherever possible as a base for this transforming work.

The first step in planting a church is to make contact with someone to assist you with the process, whether you plan on planting church in an urban, suburban, or rural setting. Every mission is ultimately the responsibility of the Diocesan bishop of the area where the church is planted but in many cases there are church planters or Area Deans who are more local who will be your primary contact. Please make contact with someone from the list below before beginning your planting efforts.

There are various resources available to help guide you through the process. A checklist guide to mission formation in the Anglican Province of America is available here.

May Almighty God bless you in this endeavor in bringing the Gospel to others by our Anglican Way of Christianity.

Church Planting Contacts

Office of the Bishop
Diocese of the Eastern United States
3348 West State Rd. 426
Oviedo, FL 32765
(800) 480-1087

Mid-Atlantic States (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia)
Dean Gordon Anderson
St. Alban’s Church
1011 Old Joppa Rd.
Joppa, MD 21085
(410) 877-3073

Southern Appalachian Area (Southwestern Virginia, Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Upper South Carolina)
Dean Paul Rivard
Church of St. George the Martyr
427 Batesville Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 281-0015

Central and Eastern North Carolina
Archdeacon Mark Menees
St. John’s Church
6720 W. Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 323-1222

Deep South Area (Lower South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
Canon Matthew Harlow
Christ the Redeemer Church
2815 U.S. 41
Fort Valley, GA 31030
(478) 365-9558

Florida (North and Central Areas)
Dean Ralph Waterhouse
St. Alban’s Cathedral
3348 W. St. Rd. 426
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 657-2376

Florida (Southern Area)
Bishop William Perkins
St. Mary the Virgin Church
101 Homewood Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 265-1960

Central United States (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin)
Office of the Bishop
Diocese of the Central & Western States
11919 Orsinger Lane
San Antonio, Texas 78230
(210) 573-9860

Western United States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming)
Canon Robert Hawkins
11874 SW Palermo Street
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(503) 830-1402