The Local Center is the core strategy to rally pastors and churches in order to support, encourage, and coach one another to make new disciples in their cities. A Local Center is a gathering of local pastors from all denominations and networks. They meet monthly to encourage, challenge, network and coach pastors on how to become better disciple-making churches in their own context. They are open to all sizes, types, and models of churches. They care about helping pastors/leaders make new disciples in their ministries.

Select to see Local Centers for each state, or scroll down the page for block listings.

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Local Center Leader Training

LCN offers Local Center Leader Training, to come alongside our leaders and teach them how to effectively lead a Local Center. This is a chance to receive personal training, ask questions, and move forward in the process of starting your Local Center.


  • Give new leaders a process to walk through prior to starting a Local Center.
  • Give new leaders the opportunity to observe 2 Local Centers in action.
  • Meet with the LCN Regional Leadership Team and other Local Center leaders.
  • Receive training and Q&A about starting a new Local Center.
  • Train staff or volunteer member (Key #2 Person) who will be responsible for logistics & implementation of your new Local Center.


  • Talk with an LCN Regional Leader (Phone/video).
  • Become a member of LCN.
  • Make an initial commitment to start an LCN Local Center.
  • Recruit staff, volunteers or other pastors who can assist you in leading a Local Center. (At least one of these assistants must attend the training with you.)
  • Prepare to meet with pastors to build relationships.

Click on any of the following current Local Centers to contact the leader or to find meeting locations near you. You may also contact us with any questions about LCN or our Local Centers. We’d love to have you join us!

Denver, CO

Key Leader:
David Etter
Grace Life Church

Pompano Beach, FL

Key Leader:
Gary Colboch
Grace Church

Tampa, FL

Key Leader:
David Oates
Seaglass Church

Chicago, IL

Key Leader:
Andy Zivojinovic
New Hope Bible Church

Avon, IN

Key Leader:
Jonathan Lilly
Harmony Baptist Church

Richmond, IN

Key Leader:
Brett Karanovich
Christ United Church

Cherry Hill, NJ

Key Leader:
Brady Cortner
Bethel Baptist Church

Albany, NY

Key Leader:
Lou Giampaglia
King’s Chapel

Clifton Park, NY

Key Leaders:
Peter Mason – Faith Baptist Church
Matt Eachus – Church at Newtown Rd

Schenectady, NY

Key Leader:
Andrew Hart
Sonrise Bible Church

Broadway, NC

Key Leader:
John Sauls III (J3)
Crossroads Ministries

Clayton, NC

Key Leader:
Jarret Hamilton
Generation Church

Greenville, NC

Key Leaders:
Jason Lineberger – Ignite Church
Jason Ebeling – Discovery Church

Mocksville, NC

Key Leaders:
Shelby Harbour
Victory Baptist Church

Winston Salem, NC

Key Leader:
Nathan Cline
Revo Church

Columbus OH

Key Leader:
Steve Markle
Sycamore Creek Church

Miamisburg OH

Key Leaders:
Brian Underwood
Chris Carpenter

Orrville OH

Key Leader:
Jim Copenhaver
NOW Church

Pittsburgh, PA - South

Key Leader:
Ken Barner
Crossroads Ministries

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Key Leader:
Josh Coldren
Cross Creek Community

Clarksville, TN

Key Leader:
Derek Smith
Living Hope Baptist Church

Nashville, TN

Key Leader:
Gene Mims
Judson Baptist Church

Charlottesville, VA

Key Leader:
Gabe Turner
The Point Church

Chester, VA

Key Leader:
Aaron Hoback
Chester Christian Church

Danville, VA

Key Leader:
Scott Randlett
Dan River Church

Front Royal, VA

Key Leader:
Bobby Stepp
New Hope Bible Church

Lynchburg, VA

Key Leaders:
Chris Jordan – West Lynchburg Baptist
Timothy Thomas – Elon Baptist

New River Valley, VA

Key Leader:
Dave Farris
Northstar Church Pulaski

Richmond, VA

Key Leader:
Mike Cauthorne
Resonate Church

Ruckersville, VA

Key Leaders:
Adam Schwenk
Legacy Church

Salem, VA

Key Leaders:
Brian Gordon
Riverside Evangelical Methodist Church

Woodbridge, VA

Key Leader:
Chris Rhodenhizer
Image Church

Yorktown, VA

Key Leader:
Andrew Oates
Coastal Community Church

The Great Commission

"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
~Matthew 28:18-20

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