After our 10 for 10 Initiative to start or build 10 churches in 2010, we have continued to move forward with new church partnerships around the globe. In 2015 we will be steadfast in seeking new ways to support launching church plants and empowering our current church planting partners.
In 2013, God began impressing upon the hearts of Pastors Jeremy and Lindsey Bosma to lead a life-giving church in the city of Las Vegas. The couple began dreaming of planting a church that would make a way for people to know Jesus and experience new life. Jeremy and Lindsey knew they could not take on this endeavor alone. They wholeheartedly believed that life and ministry were to be done with others.
On February 12, 2017, Avenue Church launched its first service at the Opportunity Village Engelstad Campus with 389 people in attendance. Avenue Church exists to make a way for people to know Jesus and experience a new life! We are a life-giving, multicultural, multigenerational church that will creatively and effectively reach people for Jesus Christ.
Center Set Church is located in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. Pastor Ali Roohi was born and raised in Silicon Valley and after receiving Christ at the age of 25, his heart grew for the passionate but lost people he was surrounded by. Ali served as a youth pastor for five years, then became a teaching for two years before venturing out to start Center Set Church, which opened its doors in September of 2017.
In the summer of 2014, The Crossing, in partnership with Stadia & Compassion International, funded the building of a new church in Pueblocita. The church is also the site for Compassion Project 775. In the fall of 2014, over 100 children were sponsored in Pueblocita. In 2016, The Crossing will partner with Stadia to help fund 50% of another Compassion Project Church in Colombia!
Elevate Church is in Limerick, Ireland, and lead by Pastor Dermot O’Mahony. After decades of bad press and public relations, the church in Ireland is not very popular; however, Elevate is working to change that. Elevate is a new kind of church, one designed around a community and serving others.
Pastor Brandon Watts
Epiphany Church is a multi-ethnic church plant in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. Brandon Watts was on the move quite a bit through his youth – with a father in the military, Brandon and his family changed residences various times before finally settling in New Jersey. As a young adult, he and his wife Ty met in New York, moved to the Pennsylvania suburbs and were settled comfortably with their two sons, Jaden and Jeremy before God decided that once again it was time for a change. Brandon began attending and serving at Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia in 2010, and in 2013 the Lord birthed and crystallized his plan to leave his corporate job, move his family into the city, and begin raising support as a church plant resident under the elders of Epiphany.
Once God made it clear that the target area of his ministry would be Brooklyn, Brandon, his wife and others began to walk the streets and pray over the area. He finally sensed a calling to the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy, and after being officially ordained in 2015, he and his family made another move, this time to Brooklyn. With a missionary mindset, Brandon’s daily quest is to impact the local community through the love of Christ. His passions include preaching the gospel, shepherding his family and church, and seeing the inner city transformed by the message of Jesus.
In 2010, The Crossing set out to plant 10 churches locally and globally as a part of our 10th anniversary. We were able to partner with Pastor Ernesto in Rocky Point to plant a church. Through the church, they have been able to make some significant investments in their local community and make a tremendous Kingdom impact.
Pastor Joe Pena left Montana with a dream of reaching the unchurched of Las Vegas. With a passion for evangelism and life, Joe has connected with the people of Summerlin and in 2015 Relentless Church was launched at Regal Cinema in Downtown Summerlin with over 250 people! We have been partnering with Joe prior to launch and will continue to partner with him into the future because we are passionate about seeing everyone in the Las Vegas Valley come to know Jesus, whether through our ministries or another!
Justin Moxley – Stadia
Growing up in a rural church, serving in a mega church and leading a new church, Justin has been involved in nearly all aspects of the church and church planting. As the Planter Development Executive for Stadia, his team helps new churches launch with the right visionary point leaders and the right supporting environments, so they can have the greatest impact possible. Justin is on the teaching team of his local church, has served as an adjunct professor and currently serves on the board of a local non-profit. He has been married to Tiffany for over 20 years, has a son Zane and a daughter Savannah. He loves the beach, Kansas City BBQ, and watching his kids play soccer.
For more information, please check out his work: Stadia Church Planting