Who We Are
Baptist Church Planters assists churches and missionaries in planting or revitalizing Baptist churches across North America, seeking to impact communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.
Who We Serve
- Pastors seeking to intentionally disciple the church body and develop leaders
- God’s people who have a passion for evangelism, discipleship, and missions
- Healthy churches who are committed to church planting
- Struggling churches who are in a time of transition or seeking revitalization
- Sending churches and their sent missionaries
How We Serve
We work with various churches to help them become healthy and active places for worship and discipleship. Our four-fold plan to accomplish this includes:
Growing churches both in number and in spiritual health
Training leadership to develop a healthy and long-term vision for church growth
Establishing an adequate facility for corporate worship and outreach events
Supporting the process of calling a pastor for a healthy transition to graduation
On May 25 Baptist Church Planters was born in the hearts of seven missionary men who were earnestly praying and seeking God’s will about reaching the lost of North America. Together, they began a church and missionary-directed agency that could meet America’s greatest need.
Rev. Frank Hartwig was named the first president. Under Brother Hartwig’s leadership, missionaries, churches, and many of God’s people rallied to construct a debt-free facility that would serve the agency’s needs.
BCP moved into the new facility at 36830 Royalton Road, Grafton, OH.
Rev. David Little was appointed president. The mission increased credibility, hired staff, and cast a vision of church planting for the future, and President Little’s leadership resulted in heightened enthusiasm for church planting throughout North America.
ChurchCare began as a subsidiary corporation of Baptist Church Planters. ChurchCare provides counsel to churches in difficult situations, such as contemplating closure, and handles monies in a Revolving Loan Fund, designed to make loans to church plants for building projects.
The Council voted to expand the present facility and began adding 6,500 square feet to the existing building.
Building begins in early spring by a major team of five men and many volunteers coming from surrounding areas at different times to help. It was completed in the summer of 2007.
Baptist Missionary Builders came under the umbrella of Baptist Church Planters, and ChurchCare Construction was born.
techPartner began as a non-profit subsidiary of Baptist Church Planters to provide technical support to missionaries, pastors and churches for the sake of effective presentation of the Gospel.
Rev. Stephen P. Little accepted the call as BCP’s third president. Steve’s church planting experience was a great benefit to the mission and missionaries. His local-church focus began to shift the mission work back to the stated purpose of the mission – “We serve churches and the missionaries they send to plant churches.”
Rev. Jon Jenks became the fourth mission president. Jon’s visionary leadership has led to the increased discipleship training of men and women and to the establishment of networks of healthy local churches who are serving other local churches for the sake of their Gospel witness.