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Church Planting


Do you feel called to plant a church?
We can help.

The Church Planting team at the Kentucky Baptist Convention exists to help current churches multiply our Kingdom efforts by planting healthy, Christ-centered, Gospel-believing churches. If you feel called by God to plant a church, we are here to help you. We work in conjunction with “sending” churches and local Baptist associations to start sustainable new church plants. Our church planting process includes important steps:

  • Every new church plant must have a sending church.
  • The pastor of the new church plant must successfully complete the KBC’s assessment process, including paperwork, background check, and a church planter assessment interview.

If you are beginning the process of church planting, please contact us. We would love to explore your call to church planting and determine how the KBC can partner with you to fulfill the Great Commission.

KBC’s Church Planting Team

Carlos De la Barra, Church Planting Strategist,, (502) 489-3419

Job Juarez, Church Planting & Development Associate,, (502) 295-7659

Toby DeHay, Church Planting & Development Associate,, (270) 621-0354

Eddie Torres, Multi Language Planting & Development Associate,, (502) 640-8747

Dawn Cavanah, Ministry Assistant,, (502) 489-3408

Helpful Resources -

Interested in Being a Church Planter?

Church Planter’s Directory

Church Planting Reading List

Pray4 KY Planters

Barnabas Initiative

Multi Language Ministries

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