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Current Church Planting Projects


Movement Church (Portland, Oregon)

I would like to introduce you to Sam and Kelsey Wake, one of the newest church planting teams to inner Southeast Portland.  Sam, Kelsey and their daughter Journey, along with several other families took a step of faith over a year ago, picked up everything they owned, left their families, friends and homes in Newberg, Indiana, to follow the call to come start a new church in inner Southeast Portland.  The NWCEA has been invited to partner with the Christian Evangelistic Association (CEA) and Church of the City to help start Movement Church.  The NWCEA will be investing $25,000 into the staff, ministry and the day to day rhythms of Movement Church.  We are excited and honored to be part of this kingdom work and are eager to see how God will bless this project!  You can learn more about Movement Church and Sam and Kelsey Wake by visiting www.movementportland.com or email Sam at swake@movementportland.com.

The Bridge Church (Wilsonville / Tualatin Oregon)

Planting a new church...being a part of a new work is seriously crazy! Praise the Lord for Joshua 1:9: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua had assumed the lead of the Israelite people after the death of Moses and I am confident there were moments of questioning, concern, fear and loneliness. Then God speaks into his life with what might be the greatest pep talk ever recorded...and Joshua finds the supernatural motivation to rally the people and get moving in just a few days. What had taken place over the last 40 years was now going to be finished in three remarkable days. The news spread like wildfire through the Israelite camp...and the servants of God were ready to follow Joshua across the Jordan River into the new land where God’s great love, mercy and grace would establish itself for generations to come.

Growing up in Lake Grove, Oregon for over 18 years and now residing in Canby, Oregon for the last 13 years...I have come to appreciate the land that I live in. Having moved to Southern California to do my undergraduate work at Hope International University, then East Tennessee to fulfill my Master of Divinity work in Church Growth at Emmanuel School of Religion, then to Arizona and be on staff at one of our most innovative mega-churches at Central Christian Church with stops back in California and Oregon...I believe my “40 Years” of “wandering” has uniquely prepared me to cross the Willamette River and establish a new work in the Tualatin/Wilsonville area. This land too is a special place where God’s great love, mercy and grace will be established for generations to come.

Under the astute leadership of Sean Thome’, Director of NWCEA, and NWCEA itself as the lead planting organization, there is a strong movement of servants of God who are ready to follow Him and establish The Bridge Church. In coordination with various other churches, organizations and families the vision has been for percolating for The Bridge Church. The Bridge will be a unique new work that lives out the Good News of Jesus Christ within its community and structures within its DNA to be Kingdom expansion driven as we design a state-of-the-art Church Planting Training Center.

The Bridge Church intends to focus on bridging the gap between this current life and life with our God by directing one another to Jesus Christ through His life changing love! Simple...but daunting at times. Thus Joshua 1:9 has become a verse of inspiration, power and truth! Be strong and courageous...do not be afraid, do not be discouraged. Over the next few months you will learn more about the journey of this new and unique work in the Willamette Valley. Would you like to be an active participant? Call or email me...I would be honored to share with you what God has in store for Oregon!

Bob & Stephanie Johnson

Church Planters - The Bridge Church (Tualatin/Wilsonville)



Generations Church (Vancouver, WA)

Kyle and Ruth Davies moved to Vancouver, Washington during summer 2017. After living in the city for a year, the vision for Generations Church was born. Kyle and Ruth are committed for the long haul to see how the story of Generations Church develops.

The Davies Family enjoys spending time at the gym, making puzzles, and having people over for dinner. Some of their favorite teams include the New York Yankees, Michigan Wolverines, and the Green Bay Packers.

Kyle holds a both a B.S. degree in Bible & Ministry and a MA in Christian Leadership from Kentucky Christian University. Kyle also completed his M.Div. from Midwestern Seminary. After several years in Youth Ministry, Kyle spent a gap year working for KCU as he and Ruth prayed over where they would plant. God led them to Vancouver, WA.

“Vancouver has fast become home, and we are excited about the story God is writing through our church community.”

We are a new start up church in Vancouver, WA. We are everyday people who are committed to expanding God’s family because of Jesus for generations to come.

Why are we starting a church? Because we are everyday people who have experienced the good of being in God’s family. And we want others to experience the same love, meaning, friendship, hope, patience, and joy that we have experienced. Jesus is shaping our lives for the better, so we express His change in our lives by adding value to the community for its good. No strings attached.

We cannot do this alone. In fact, we don’t want to. We want to invite you to engage with us. Come learn with us what it means to embody Jesus in character and priorities in every aspect of life. Let’s extend Jesus and the hope He brings to those in our everyday lives together. Your next step to finding what you have been looking for begins now. Connect with us today.


Kyle and Ruth Davies


(360) 317-0370

Pete & Kristy PDX Project


Pete and Kristy Ziolkonski (and family) come to us from Wisconsin.  They will first be in "residency" with The Bridge Church in Wilsonville, Oregon.  Then they will be planting a new church in the Portland, Oregon area.  Please be in prayer for this new project and help us to financially support this new work.



                                                      The Gathering (Springfield, MA)



To change the spiritual landscape of New England

by showing the Jesus Christ changes lives and family trees.

Planted with Expand Northwest in 2022