We believe that every community deserves a healthy, Spirit-empowered church. Not just any church, but a place of worship that has been adapted to the needs of the community and is led by someone who is passionate about the people who live there.

One size doesn't fit all. We believe God works through a variety of church models. Whether you live in the city, the suburb, or the country, He still wants to work in your community.

Thinking about planting a church? Connect with us. It's our mission to equipfund, and network leaders in the church with the ultimate goal of multiplying the Kingdom across Kentucky.

Terry Crigger

Church Planting

and Revitalization


Here in the Kentucky Ministry Network, we believe church planting is one of the key components to a healthy and multiplying ministry culture.  With several successful church planting examples in recent years, our goal is to develop new congregations throughout Kentucky each year.


Considering Church Planting in Kentucky?

  1. Calling: Some of our most successful church planters are entrepreneurs at heart, with a desire to use their God-given talents for kingdom expansion. Determining how God is leading this journey is key to long-term success.


   2. Assessment: We now have two Assessment Weekends each year for the planter and his/her spouse. These 

       events are geared to help us know the skill set and the best placement for each candidate.


   3. Training: Once our church planting candidates complete our Weekend Assessment, the next step in the process is

       Church Planter Launch Training. This training is a requirement for all Kentucky church planters. Launch Training is

       designed to help every planter discover what type of church they will plant, where they will plant when they will

       launch, why they are planting, and whom they will plant with. Eight times throughout the calendar year Launch 

       Training events are hosted in regional cities such as Washington DC, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Columbus, San Antonio,

       Springfield, Boston, and Orlando. The planter and spouse can choose whatever Launch Training works best for

       their calendar. We recommend attending no later than 6 months prior to the launch date.


   4. Funding: New church plants can now obtain funding directly from the Kentucky District. Funds will be approved

       and dispersed only by following the guidelines set by the Kentucky District leadership. 



   5. Support: Here in Kentucky, we are committed to building authentic Christ-centered relationships with our church

       planters that include connection with district leadership as well as successful church planters within the state.



Target Cities

With over 130 Assembly of God churches in the Kentucky District, there are still areas of our state that are unreached or would benefit from additional new church plants.  The three areas of Northern Kentucky, Lexington, and Louisville remain the most densely populated areas where several new churches are warranted.


Listed below are cities with a population that exceeds 20,000.


  • Louisville/Jefferson County      537,337

  • Lexington/Fayette County        295,803

  • Bowling Green                              58,076

  • Owensboro                                   57,265

  • Covington                                      40,640

  • Hopkinsville                                  31,577

  • Richmond                                      31,364

  • Florence                                         29,951

  • Georgetown                                  29,098

  • Henderson                                    28,757

  • Elizabethtown                               28,531

  • Nicholasville                                  28,015

  • Jeffersontown                               26,595

  • Frankfort                                       25,527

  • Paducah                                        25,024

  • Radcliff                                          21,688

  • Ashland                                         21,684


If you or someone you know has a desire to plant a church in one of our target cities, please let us know!


Our Team

Joseph S. Girdler, DMin: KMN Superintendent

Terry Crigger: Assistant Superintendent

Darren Lewis: Secretary/Treasurer

For more information, please contact our Network Office at 502-241-7111