He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
Luke 10:2


Edmond’s First Baptist Church believes that as a local church we should Pray for Missionaries, Bring Up and Send Out Missionaries, and be prepared to Go Out into the Harvest and support Missionaries.

In North America and Internationally many of those missionaries are church planters who are taking the Gospel to the cities and sharing the love of Christ. We as a church sacrifice so that we can partner with church planters for a season of their church journey. Below are planter’s we support and have supported in the past.


Welcome Inspiring Hope Church located in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Pastor Ben Mangrum. They are praising God for meeting needs and for Him to guide them in how to invest this support into their ministry.

They have decided on a church name and mission statement: Inspiring Hope Church“We exist to inspire hope by helping people discover God’s purpose for their lives through a relationship with Jesus.” They have been able to meet several of their neighbors even during this social distancing time and each one of them have the potential of being part of their church plant. Most of them they have met are far from God. This is a huge prayer request as well to pray their hearts are open when they share and show the love of Christ too them.

Church Plant Highlights

church plant highlights

Pastor Ben Mangrum from Inspiring Hope Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, shares an update.

inspiring hope church

Pray for their city.

There are so many people far from God. Over 85% of the people who live around us do not know Christ. That is a staggering number. May God move and may they be obedient to disciple, love, encourage and share hope with those all around them.


Ben Mangrum

Inspiring Hope Church
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jordan Sauceda

Everlasting Church
New York City, New York

Ray Strauss

East Edmond Community Church
Edmond Oklahoma

Charles Scheffe

The Church at Estrella
Phoenix,  Arizona

Keith Baldridge

The Living Stone
Denver, Colorado

India Church Planting

Multiple Locations


Cody Deevers
Valley Life Church
Phoenix, Arizona

Nick Tarter
New Covenant Fellowship
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Josh Howeth
The Branch
Corvallis, Oregon

Adrian Jordan
The Refuge
Portland, Oregon