Ministry Profile


Ministry Name:

Baptist Church Planting Ministry


Founder: Dr. Earl Jessup

General Director: Bro. Jeremy Rowland

Assistant Director: Bro. Rick Rust

Ministry Type: 503(c)(3) non-profit

Ministry Inception: August 1, 1993

Who We Are? Baptist Church Planting Ministry is a global, 503(c)(3), non-profit ministry started in 1993. The specific history of our ministry is available on our website. Dr. Earl Jessup is the Founder of BCPM. Our philosophy is that local churches reproduce churches. With forty years of experience for me, and the help of many local churches, our staff has had the opportunity to help plant over 120 churches in these many years. We praise the Lord for this and give Him the glory for allowing us the opportunity to do so. As we near almost two decades of ministry, we have had a global impact in church planting for God’s glory. This is evidenced by realizing the thousands of people who have come to know Christ as their Saviour and also the hundreds of thousands of dollars given to missions within these churches.


Ministry Headquarters/Location: Baptist Church Planting Ministry operates a U.S. office in Springfield, TN and a Canadian office in St Thomas, Ontario.


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United States Board Members of Baptist Church Planting Ministry: The following people serve on the United States Board of Baptist Church Planting Ministry:

Dr. David Clear – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rosemount, Minnesota
Dr. Richard Flanders – Founder, Dr. Rick Flanders Revival Ministries
Mrs. Beth Jessup – Ministry Consultant, Rogers, Arkansas
Rick Rust – Assistant Director, Baptist Church Planting Ministry
Dr. Frank Gagliano – Senior Pastor, South Haven Baptist Church, Springfield, TN
Noel Cwenar – Senior Pastor Gospel Light Baptist Church, Rogers Arkansas
Pastor Jason Stoeber – Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Goldsboro, North Carolina


Canadian Board Members of Baptist Church Planting Ministry: The following people serve on the Canadian Board of Baptist Church Planting Ministry:

Michael Sullivant – Senior Pastor, Pembina Valley Baptist Church, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada Russell Mackay – Senior Pastor, Metro Baptist Church, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Pastor Brett Pennell – Senior Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Dave Harness – Senior Pastor Victory Baptist Church, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Pastor Brian Thiessen – Canadian Representative, Baptist Church Planting Ministry
Pastor Robert Wall – Senior Pastor, FaithWay Baptist Church, Ajax, Ontario, Canada


Baptist Church Planting Ministry is an independent Baptist organization whose purpose is to preach and teach the gospel of Christ, counsel Christians, plant churches, and hold evangelistic meetings in order to plant churches. This Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.