Church Planter

Timothy has been helping plant churches since he could walk. His father was pastoring a months-old house church in Los Angeles when he was born, and Tim grew up serving alongside his parents and older siblings, from passing offering plates as a preschooler to leading VBS as a teenager to teaching basic exegesis to his fellow students in college.

Over the years, he saw his father’s young congregation flourish steadily into an established church, and he grew restless. As he finished his last semester of seminary, he found himself looking wistfully back on the early days of their church—the late-night discipleship sessions, the neighborhood evangelism, the raw and messy joy of Sunday worship in a rented gym. The harvest was coming in, but Tim missed the days of planting. When the church’s missions committee approached him with the idea of moving to the Middle East to lead a missionary team, he couldn’t say yes fast enough.

Church planting in his new Muslim context isn’t easy. Even the curious and tender-hearted take years to come to faith, and some take even longer to tell their friends and family. Persecution is present and painful, and the days of an established church in his city are still far off. But Tim wouldn’t move back home for all the money in the world. He and his team are right where they want to be, bringing the gospel to those who’ve never heard and laying a biblical foundation that other Christians will build on for generations to come.

The Mission

We partner with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

The Vision

Our vision is a multitude from every language, people, tribe, and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Method

Limitless. That’s a word we’ve used recently at the IMB to describe our vision for partnering with Southern Baptist churches and other Great Commission Christians. We want to vastly expand our missions efforts for the spread of the gospel to every people group on the planet.


Qualifications for church planters can be found here
Knowledge that no matter the cost, Jesus is worth it
A home church ready to train and send you out
Passion for a new culture and language
Eagerness to share the gospel with those who’ve never heard