J.D. Payne serves as a professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University. Prior to this, he was the pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. Before that, he served with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and as an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting.

An end to silos in church planting
May 30th, 2024

"Wherever I go, one ongoing issue for me is that everybody is siloed. There are so many Christian organizations that work as if they're the only ones in the world doing what they do."

From New York to Dubai: UPGs are being reached
May 22nd, 2024

New York, London, Dubai, Toronto, Berlin, and Beijing. These large, global cities are familiar to us all and well-known as business and tourist destinations. In the midst of skyscrapers, restaurants, and shops, did you know that church planting is happening?

A Light on a Texas Hill: 125 years and still going strong!
May 22nd, 2024

Founded in 1898, First Baptist Church of Boerne, Texas has a long history of planting church and engaging in global missions.

Research - It Matters for Church Planting!
May 21st, 2024

One GACX member specializes in customized research that provides the parameters for church planting that is highly focused and effective.

2024 State of the Great Commission
May 16th, 2024

The Lausanne Movement recently released the much anticipated State of the Great Commission Report. This document shares insights from more than 150 global mission experts and sheds light on how the global church can be obedient to Jesus’ Great Commission today.

Potholes on the road of ministry
May 8th, 2024

But what if a pothole-covered road could be the setting for the rededication of a person’s life to Jesus? For 40 years, In Touch Ministries has taught about the Bible and discipleship through radio and television.

What soil yields healthy church plants?
April 22nd, 2024

Equipping Farmers International, a new member of GACX, believes that church-based agricultural training yields food security solutions.

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