Founder and visionary catalyst for Starling Initiatives and Founder/Executive Director of Church Multiplication Associates and CMAResources an international missional movement that catalyzes the multiplication of devoted disciples, leaders, churches and movements. Networked and consulted with a variety of denominations, social entrepreneurial businesses and churches all over the world.

Academic Degrees & Education

America Evangelical University, Gardena, CA
Doctor of Divinity
Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
M.Div (New Testament)
California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
B.A. (Fine Art)

Academic Appointments & Experience

Kairos University
Professor of Church Development
Starling Initiatives and SIPS (Starling Initiatives Publications Series)
Founder and catalyst
Church Multiplication Associates/CMAResources.org
Executive Director
StraightWays and social entrepreneur at Black Coffee Inc
Vice President
Grace Fellowship of Alta Loma, Alta Loma, CA
Senior Pastor
Grace Brethren Church, Long Beach, CA
Collegiate Ministry Director

Publications & Presentations

Raising Leaders for the Harvest with Dr. Robert Logan (ChurchSmart, 1995)

Beyond Church Planting with Dr. Robert Logan (Church Smart, 2005)

Organic Church Planter’s Greenhouse with Dr. Paul Kaak (CMAResources, 2001)

TruthQuest: A Theological Learning System (CMAResources, 2010)


Cultivating a Life for God (ChurchSmart, 1998)

Organic Church (Jossey-Bass, 2005) Outreach Mag Resource of the Yr

Search & Rescue (Baker Books, 2008)

Organic Leadership (Baker Books, 2010)

Church 3.0 (Jossey-Bass, 2010)

Journeys to Significance (Jossey-Bass, 2011) Outreach Mag Resource of the Yr

Church Transfusion (Jossey-Bass, 2012) Outreach Mag Resource of the Yr

Primal Fire (Tyndale, 2014)

One Thing (Thomas Nelson, 2016)

Rising Tides (SIPS, 2018)

PRAY (SIPS, 2020)


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