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.
Baptist Church Planting Ministry operates a U.S. office in Rosemount, Minnesota and a Canadian office in St Thomas, Ontario.
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. Julia K. Graves – Secretary, Baptist Church Planting Ministry
• Pastor Mark Irmler – Executive Director, Fundamental Church Plants
• Mrs. Beth Jessup – Rogers, Arkansas
• Pastor Rick Rust – Senior Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio
• Dr. Wayne Vawter – State Missions Director, Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches, Lebanon, Wisconsin
• Noel Cwenar – Senior Pastor Gospel Light Baptist Church, Rogers Arkansas
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 – Senior Pastor, International Baptist Church, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
• 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.