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Our Mission

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 that 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 of God across the United States.

CMN Staff


Chris Railey

Director of CMN

Dr. Chris Railey is the senior director of Leadership and Church Development at the AG national office. He also serves as the national director of the Church Multiplication Network, which has helped start more than three thousand new churches in the last nine years. Chris and his wife, Cara, were the founding pastors of New Community Church in Mesquite, TX, a church that experienced rapid growth and significantly impacted the community. Chris graduated from Evangel University with a B.A. in biblical studies, and went on to receive his M.A. in counseling, a master’s of divinity, and a doctorate of ministry in organizational leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Chris lives with his wife, Cara, and their three boys in Springfield, Missouri.

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John Jay Wilson

Director of Operations

John Jay Wilson studied government at Evangel University and worked for two United States Senators in Missouri, John Ashcroft and Kit Bond, right out of college. After joining a team to help plant North Point Church in Springfield, MO, John Jay served as the Administrative Associate there until he accepted a position at the AG National Office as Administrator to the General Superintendent. In 2011, he joined the Church Multiplication Network team, and now serves CMN as the Director of Operations. John Jay also has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Evangel University.


John Davidson

Director of Leadership Development

Dr. John Davidson helps to coordinate church planting and leadership development among current and future ministers. Prior to serving at the AG National Office, John served in multiple pastoral roles, including many years on the pastoral staff at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, TX. John served in higher education as the director of The Oaks School of Leadership and as a faculty member at multiple universities. He is a graduate of Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, where he earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies.


Mike McCrary

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Mike McCrary comes to our team with proven experience in church leadership. He has served both on church planting teams and as senior leadership in established churches for 20 years. McCrary received his D. Min in Missional Leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Before that, he graduated from Central Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Studies, and went on to receive his MATS and MDiv from AGTS.


Preston Ulmer

Director of Network Development

Preston Ulmer is the director of network development for CMN. Before joining CMN, he served in ministry for years as a youth pastor, young adult pastor, and lead pastor, and earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. This experience and education led him and his family to plant Discover Church in Denver, CO in 2016. At the same time, Preston also founded a ministry called The Doubter’s Club, which has expanded to multiple locations and states since its inception. In 2017, Preston was a part of the CMN Field-Based Team, traveling to AG colleges and universities to discover and develop the next generation of church planters.


Jordan Deese

CMN Launch Coordinator

Jordan Deese serves as the project coordinator for CMN Launch. He graduated from Evangel University in 2017 with a B.A. in Church Leadership, and served as a CMN Intern before officially joining the team. Jordan has a passion for the local church and leadership and loves serving in a role where both aspects are so intertwined.


Amanda Berger

Assistant to Director of Strategic Partnerships

Amanda Berger serves as the administrative coordinator for the Director of Funding. She graduated from Evangel University in 2017 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. She is passionate about building community and developing leaders and loves serving in a role where she can live out both passions.


Alex Ferren

Network Development Coordinator

Alex Ferren serves on the network development team integrating students, leaders, and pastors into the Church Multiplication Network. He is a graduate of Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, graduating in 2019 with his M.A. in Theological Studies. Prior to joining CMN, Alex served the Assemblies of God National Youth ministry. Alex and his wife, Cassie, have been married since 2017 and reside in Springfield, Missouri.


Cheryl Greenaway

Assistant to Director of Leadership Development

Cheryl Greenaway serves as the administrative coordinator for the Director of Discovery and Development. Raised in a pastor's home in the South, Cheryl has spent her whole life in ministry. She and her husband, Chuck, started serving in full-time vocational ministry in 1999 and have ministered in New York City, Ohio, and Florida. For the last five years, Cheryl and Chuck have been a part of the leadership team at James River Church in Ozark, MO. They currently live in Ozark with their three amazing teenagers, Philip, Jackson, and Alison, and their very sweet dog, Buckeye.


Yisrael Vincent

Resource Development Manager

Yisrael Vincent serves church planters by helping develop relevant and accessible tools for their ministry. Previously, he has pastored in the local church, served with the national office of Chi Alpha, and taught as an adjunct professor for Evangel University. Yisrael graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in accounting before moving to Springfield to earn an M.Div. from AGTS where he met his wife, Christina. Currently, he is working on completing a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology and Interpretation.


Dominic Federici

Assistant to Director of Operations

Dom Federici serves as the administrative coordinator for the Director of Operations. He graduated in 2018 from Evangel University after studying Leadership and Business Management. Before officially joining the team, Dom served CMN as an intern for a semester during his senior year of college. He is passionate about leadership, church health, and kingdom growth and loves serving in a role where they all come together.

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Gabrielle Nichols

Events Manager

Gabrielle Nichols serves as event manager for the CMN team. She attended Evangel University and Missouri State University where she studied Business Management and Leadership. She has experience working within the local church and a background in production and event management. Gabrielle has a passion to see and be a part of God’s Kingdom moving forward and loves working with a team that embodies the same mission.


Christian Rodriguez

Matching Fund Specialist

Christian Rodriguez serves as the matching fund specialist and relationship coordinator for the CMN funding team. He graduated from Central Bible College with a B.A. in Youth Ministry in 2013 and went on to serve in the local church before joining CMN. Christian has a passion for developing leaders and seeing their God-given visions come to life, and he loves working with planters across the country to help them pursue their purpose.


Phoebe Salgado

Assistant to Director of CMN

Phoebe Salgado serves as the special projects coordinator and administrative coordinator for the director of the Church Multiplication Network. She attended Evangel University where she studied Communications. Phoebe and her husband, Richard, are passionate about growing the next generation of leaders and the local church.


Tyler Gibbs

Assistant to Director of Network Development

Tyler Gibbs serves as the administrative assistant to the Director of Network Development. He graduated from Evangel University in 2019 with a B.B.A. in Business Management. Prior to joining the team, Tyler was an intern with CMN during his final semester of college. He is passionate about student ministry, leadership, building relationships with church planters, and helping them get connected to the network.


Field-Based Team

Lead Team

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In June of 2008, the Assemblies of God Executive Presbytery approved a plan to establish and maintain the Church Multiplication Network as a resource for new church planters. The vision behind CMN was to support then-general superintendent Dr. George O. Wood in implementing one his core values: to vigorously plant new churches. That was beginning of the Network as we know it.

Under the initial leadership of Steve Pike and now, Dr. Chris Railey, CMN has grown rapidly. 20% of all Assemblies of God churches have been established in the last ten years, with CMN aiding in the training of more than 7,500 leaders and facilitating the launch of more than 3,700 new churches since 2008. In that time, CMN has also worked with the AGTrust to distribute matching funds to more than 500 churches—with more than $16 million distributed since CMN’s inception.

Much of this growth can be attributed to the mission behind the Church Multiplication Network. In the last few years, leaders from all over the country have rallied behind the vision of “a healthy church in every community,” with the long-term goal of seeing a healthy, Spirit-empowered church in every city in the United States.


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