DAVID SEATON | Collinsville Community Church

David has been ministering to students for more than three years at Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton, IL.  Before coming on staff at Immanuel, David served in the student ministry at First Baptist Maryville.  Prior to this he worked construction and owned apartment complexes, and pursue full time vocational ministry.  David holds a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University and a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  Dave and Emily met while attending Collinsville High School and have been married ten years.  They were both born and raised in Collinsville and are excited about planting a church in their hometown.  They have twin sons, Abram and Colton who are 5, and have a recently adopted daughter, Joslyn, who is 11.

JOSH CRISP | Gospel Grove Church

Josh grew up in Southern Illinois in a small farming community where friends know him as "Bubba".  Josh met his wife Bethany while he was in the Army getting ready for his secound tour to Iraq.  They have been married for eight years and together have two beautiful girls, Tinley (4 years old) and Lexi (2 years old).  Josh has served as a church volunteer/leader in children's ministry and youth ministry, led mission events, taught adults in Sunday school, and has been pulpit supply for churches in Texas.  Josh has a huge passion for evangelism.  He has taken many different mission trips in the states, to Uganda, and to Madagascar to tell others about Jesus.  Adter a mission trip to Uganda, Josh felt called to full-time ministry and felt the need to pursue a theological degree to help his calling in the ministry.  Josh currently holds a B.S. in Religion, and completed his MDIV degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminiary in May 2016.  Josh and Bethany are excited God has called them to plant a church in Bargersville, IN so they can tell others about Jesus and see people discipled.


JESSE LUCIO | Puente de Esperanza

In partnership with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), IBSA, and Maryville Baptist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church is supporting a church plant in Fairmont City, Illinois.   Jesse Lucio is in the beginning stages of meeting the people of Fairmount City and planting Puente de Esperanza (The Bridge of Hope).   

BARRY RAGER | New Circle Church

New Circle Church is a new church in downtown Indianapolis.  New Circle Church’s name may sound strange but it actually signifies their mission.  Indianapolis is known as "Circle City," thus their name signifies Circle City made new!  New Circle believes that this renewal comes through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Their desire is to see a church planting movement take place here in Indianapolis and throughout the world.  They want to point everyone to Christ, live in Community among other believers, and living out the Commission from Jesus to take His story to the world! 

New Circle Church is led by Barry Rager.   Barry was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky. Before moving to Indianapolis to plant New Circle Church, Barry pastored for almost ten years. Barry and his wife, Amy, were married in 2005 and have been blessed with four children: Yonas, Titus, Fable and Justus. Barry earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. Barry enjoys running, sports, spending time with his family, and good coffee.  As a church we pray for the people in downtown Indianapolis to be receptive to the gospel, pray that God would give favor to New Circle Church, pray for Barry and Amy and their four kids, support & take part in the youth Indy Missions trip.