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Evangel School of Urban Church Planting

Transforming Urban Neighborhoods

In the mid ‘90s, World Impact made a commitment to plant churches among the urban poor. The Church is the transformative power of Christ in the community. By planting more healthy urban churches, neighborhoods will be empowered to transform in visible ways. World Impact strives to plant as many churches as possible among diverse urban cultures.

Just as each city is unique, so is each Church – the size, language, and worship styles may vary based on location, but Christ is at the center. We plant three expressions of the Church, the House Church (20-50 members), the Community Church (50-150 members) and the Hub Church (200+ members). We plant through partnerships with like-minded indigenous urban leaders, church planters, denominations, and World Impact missionaries.

Explore our urban church planting ministries below.

West Region

World Impact West Region

Regional Vice President: Rev. Peter Watts

Regional Director of Operations: Michelle Milburn

Comprised of seven states, one of which has the largest population in the country, the World Impact West Region is committed to evangelizing, equipping and empowering in the urban context.

Read about what's going on in the west region.

The West Region includes ministries in the following cities:

Midwest Region

World Impact Midwest Region

Regional Vice President: Rev. Daren Busenitz

Regional Director of Ministry: Rev. Ted Smith

Regional Director of Operations: Hayley Cheatham

Comprised of 22 states stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border, the World Impact Midwest Region includes various ministries actively engaged in evangelizing, equipping and empowering urban communities.

Read about what's going on in the midwest region.

The Midwest Region includes ministries in the following cities:

East Region

World Impact East Region

Regional Vice President: Keith Wilks

Regional Director of Operations: Jennifer Cotto

Comprised of 19 states and over 50 percent of the population of the United States, the World Impact East Region is poised to transform communities through evangelizing, equipping and empowering urban leaders.

Read about what's going on in the east region.

The East Region includes ministries in the following cities:

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