Church Planter Cohort VII (2020-2021)

Members of our Church Planter Cohort spend a year developing the skills necessary to sustain health, fruitful ministry as they plant or replant a church. Church planter cohorts start each Fall. The current cohort members are below.

You can find more information on how we help church planters here. And, you can begin the process to apply for our next cohort by completing an interest form here.

STEVEN DUNNE

STEVEN DUNNE

Steven is launching/planting Rivertree Church Downtown, a church in the downtown area of Huntsville, Alabama. He is originally from Long Island, NY but has been in Huntsville for over 32 years. Steven has worked for two other ministries in Huntsville. Most recently he served as the lead student pastor at the Rivertree Church, Cove Campus, in Owens Crossroads, Alabama. Steven studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Liberty University. He is married to Elizabeth; they have two children: Anna and Ellie.

SAM KANG

SAM KANG

Sam is planting Reconcile Church in Duluth, a city inside Gwinnett County, GA; one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. He’s a proud 2nd generation Korean American who has been engaged in movements of racial reconciliation and bridge building for the past 20 years as a follower of Christ. He has worked as a pastor in Virginia and most recently, at Renovation Church in Atlanta before planting Reconcile. He and his wife, Kristen, have four beautiful biracial kids and enjoy long walks on the beach.

CHRIS "BUCK" ROGERS

CHRIS "BUCK" ROGERS

Buck is currently the church planter of Christ the King Church in Braselton, GA. Buck completed a MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2002, and since then has ministered in a variety of capacities including teaching high school, serving as an RUF campus pastor, overseeing the merger of two churches, serving as an assistant and interim pastor, and now church planting. Buck Rogers has been a Presbyterian minister for over 15 years and has been in vocational ministry since college. He is married to the beautiful and fabulous Katelyn Harris and has five children: Eli, Rosie, Sarabelle, Abby, and Henri.

BRAD HOLCOMB

BRAD HOLCOMB

Brad will be planting Redemption Hill Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He is currently completing a church planting residency at the Paradox Church in Fort Worth, and previously served as the university pastor at PaulAnn Church in San Angelo, TX. Brad is a graduate of Angelo State University and holds a Masters of Theological Studies and Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to Sydney for six years and has two sons: Haddon and Everett. Brad and Sydney are expecting another baby in March of 2021.

BRIAN PACHECO

BRIAN PACHECO

Brian will be planting a church in Phoenix, AZ in the fall 2023. He is originally from Elmhurst, IL but has been in the suburbs of St. Louis for over ten years. Brian is a graduate of Illinois State University (BA) and Covenant Theological Seminary (MDiv). Brian has been on staff at Trailhead Church for ten years, serving as the worship director, youth director, and most recently collegiate ministry director. Brian and his wife Melinda, have a son Calvin, and two daughters Cora and Mia and are anticipating baby number four in May.