Gary Southard

Gary is a church planter. He and his wife, Rhonda, are planting The Church at Valley Ranch. Valley Ranch is a mega development between Porter and New Caney, TX. It has the growth protential to be 6,000+ in just a few short years. Our vision for this plant is "Where Everything Is Made Better" (Better Faith, Better Families, better Future). We are currently meeting in the Hearne Family's home on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. preparing for the core partners. You can visit us at


Matthew Prather

Matthew is a church planter and lead pastor of The Bridge Church in Celina, Tx. Celina is located in the fast growing area of North Texas. The Bridge is a church where real problems are solved and real needs are met as people are drawn closer to God, where people recover from hurts, habits, and hang-ups that prevent them from enjoying meaningful relationships with God and each other. 


Todd Cox

Todd is a Church Planter and is co-pastor of The Refuge Church in Terrell,TX In every city, there are people who are desperate to know God and are just looking for others to point the way to Him while showing them the love of Christ and the truth of His Word. Todd wants to see that happen in Terrell with co-pastor Darren Lemons.


Heith Mitchell

Heith Mitchell is the pastor of Myrtle Springs Baptist Church in Quitman Texas. He and his church have embarked on an adventure of change. They have made efforts to reach the community where they are located by adding a new service to their Sunday morning worship. Click the link below and hear Heith as he tells about the journey that their church is on. If you have questions about this church and their story, you can find Heith's contact info on our ABOUT page. 


Cecil Linke

Cecil is a church planter and lead pastor of Journey Community Church in Allen, Texas. In the fast paced world of North Dallas, Cecil and his team are working to help people discover "life change through life exchange" as they discover faith in Christ, love in Community and hope through Compassion. Journey meets in a local elementary school and focuses on serving others as a pathway to spiritual growth.


Dean Renfro

Dean Renfro is the pastor of Suburban Wood Baptist Church in Humble Texas. Suburban Wood Church has joined in the Revival In Texas Initiative sponsored by the Department of Missions. As a seasoned church planter and turn around pastor Dean is helping the leadership and congregation gain a new focus on what it means to be the church. New ministries have been birthed out of the congregation from following a pattern laid out by Jesus in Matthew 9&10. Using this pattern as a guide the church is seeing revival. What once was a church that was about to close its' doors is now growing and reaching out to the community. Click the link below to hear Dean share how this church is experience life change. 

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