We know that God is , through Christ, “reconciling to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” (Col 1: 20).
One of the ways that we as a church are participating in God’s redempive plan is through our church planting efforts. Planting churches is our primary means of advancing God’s kingdom into the surrounding culture by not only words of truth but also ministries of mercy and justice. This mission of planting churches begins with training qualified men to lead new churches.
We welcome Ernie & Lisa Banks and Jack & Brittany Cheadle to the Church Planting Residency Program. Ernie and Jack will be in training here for the next several months as they prepare to plant Eden Village Church in Savannah Georgia. You will be hearing more and more from Ernie and Jack as they, with their families, spend time doing life with us. Pray for Ernie, Jack and their families during this very important season of their lives.
Ernie is a native of Savannah, GA and plans to return there in 2011 to plant Eden Village Church. He and Lisa have been married for almost 10 years and have three amazing daughters. Savannah is 8, Reagan is 5 and Piper is 2. Ernie enjoys GA Bulldog football, camping with his girls and drinking coffee with his wife, Lisa.
Jack Cheadle, 29 , is married to his wife of 5 years, Brittany Cheadle. They have two sons Alexander, 4 yrs and Jackson, 8 months. Two years ago he moved from his home town of Tipp City, Ohio to pursue ministry. He is currently a full time mechanic in Louisville and plans to move to Savannah and plant Eden Village Church with Ernie in 2011.