Grace Church Planting Ministry

[meet our church planters below]

Our vision is to plant healthy, Christ-exalting, gospel-centered, and reproducing churches throughout North Carolina. 


We believe that no single church can serve all the needs or reach all the people in any given area or town. So, we need more churches!

One of the most exciting and encouraging ways God is working is through church planting. It is central to God's mission and finds its roots in scripture. It is one of the most effective ways to reach the lost and draw them into life in Christ. God's Kingdom is growing, and we are thrilled to be in the middle of what God is doing!


We seek to plant churches that reflect our DNA:

  • Theologically-thoughtful
  • Word-focused
  • Missional
  • Kingdom-minded
  • Relational
  • Grace-oriented

Grace Church Planter Residency

Click here or contact austin@gracekinston.org for more information

Austin & Amy Gannett

[Greenville, NC]

Austin and Amy are lead planters of Trinity Church in Greenville, NC, begun in 2019. They are both graduates of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and have a gained a variety of ministry experience over the years. Currently, Austin serves as the Director of the Grace's Church Planter in Residence program.


If you'd like to be a part of their team, you can support them by using the button below or visit the church website: https://trinitygreenville.org


To learn more, contact Austin via email: austin@gracekinston.org

Jason & Heather McDaniel

[Durham, NC]

Jason & Heather lead Trinity Life Church in the Durham/Chapel Hill area of NC focused on reaching the next generation with the gospel. They have 14 years of full-time campus ministry experience in North Carolina, and they are eager to begin a new work in the city they have come to love.


If you'd like to be part of their support team, you can support using the button, below. Visit their website, here.


To learn more, contact Jason via email: jasomcd@gmail.com

Davis & Charis Lacey

[Ellijay, GA]

Davis and Charis Lacey serve in Ellijay, GA where they have planted Autumn Ridge Community Church along with another couple from Kinston, Matt & Alicia Henderson. We enjoyed partnership with Davis while he was on staff at Grace before stepping out to begin the new work in Ellijay, where he grew up. To learn more about Autumn Ridge Community Church or contact the Laceys, visit https://autumnridgecommunitychurch.com/