Church Planting


One of the most effective methods for evangelizing the lost and growing them as disciples is through the establishment of new churches. Pinelake seeks to be a disciple-making church through training, equipping and sending out church planters to establish life-giving churches. Pinelake’s church planting efforts are expressed in four ways: planting churches, leading a church planting residency, mobilizing volunteers to serve with church planters and participation with like-minded churches and organizations such as the MULTIPLY Group in efforts to equip and train church planters.


Our Church Planting Residency is an 11-month training program which prepares church planters to establish life-giving churches. The church planting resident participates in a learning environments utilizing the MULTIPLY Group training and customized coaching by Pinelake staff members. To learn more about this program click here.


Pinelake utilizes the resources and services of the MULTIPLY Group as a part of the training for church planters. The MULTIPLY Group partners with church planting entities in the training of next generation church planters to lead strong. Pinelake serves as a regional training center for the MULTIPLY Group.


Bryant May | The Exchange Church
August 2012
Pearl, MS

Jason Smith | Good Life Church
January 2013
Bradenton/Sarasota, FL

John Hickman | Everyday Church
September 2013
Oklahoma City, OK

Ashley Austin | Canvas Church 
September 2014
Victoria, BC 

Chris Causey | Encounter Church
January 2015
Boston, MA

Chad Lunsford | Echo Church
September 2017
Avon, IN

Kyle York | Harvest Church
January 2018
Madison, MS