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For 35 years, it was my privilege to pastor in Great Commission Churches. Those were character shaping and conviction building years. I thank God for the way he imparted so much grace to me through the men and women I worked with in local churches and among the national leaders. The passion to reach the world for Christ, whole-hearted love for God, and a desire to know his word in order to obey it were life transforming. I pray for the spiritual success of Great Commission Churches and as a leader of a new organization I look forward to partnering with Great Commission Churches in fruitful labor for the glory of Christ’s kingdom.

Jonathan Williams

President, WGSministries

“I am continually blessed and encouraged to see the way God uses the Rock Church to impact Utah for Christ. Bill Young speaks God's truth graciously and without compromise.  He is a promoter of unity and an encourager of other pastors and ministries along the Wasatch Front.”

Dean Shriver

Intermountain Baptist

“Driven by a God-honoring vision and led by leaders I greatly respect, the Urban Refuge is a vital, dynamic, intentional community committed to reaching Minneapolis with the Good News of Jesus. Their commitment to incarnational ministry, evangelistic engagement and discipleship reflects a loyalty to the Bible, a commitment to Christ and a deep love for people. I couldn’t be more supportive of this community of believers.”

Pastor John Sommerville

City Church

Minneapolis, MN

“It is my joy to share regarding Bill Young and The Rock Church in Utah.  There are few other churches who have the passion to take the love of God and Word of God into the lives of so many who have never known the Lord before.  Bill is a spiritually authentic man who has my deepest respect and complete confidence.  He is not only a friend but a spiritual example to all of a godly man.  I am so grateful that God raised up this witness for Christ in the Salt Lake Valley.”

Pastor Jim Ayers

Life Church in Utah

“Evergreen Church has a strong and positive image and reputation in our community.  I have found the pastors and leaders to profess and model the Christian faith.  It has been a pleasure interacting with the leaders and members of the Evergreen congregation."

Pastor Dennis Whitter

Life Church in Bloomington, MN

“We've appreciated that the church's leadership has been an advocate for us in what we do on campus, as well as to keep the Great Commission in front of our church family. It's very easy to follow leadership that is missional like our pastors at Summitview.”

Brian Schultz

Campus Crusade for Christ, Ft. Collins CO

“Mike [Olmstead] loves his church, he loves Bloomington and he loves to team up with the Bloomington churches to share the magnificent love of Jesus Christ. Evergreen fully understands that Jesus' mission is too big for one church so they intentionally seek to partner with other churches to share the magnificent love of Jesus with others.”

Pastor Chris Reinertson

Peace Reformed Church in Eagan, MN

“We are so grateful for Evergreen's partnership to work together as churches to bless our city for the glory of Christ.”

Hillside Church of Bloomington

"I have been a pastor in Fort Collins for the past 10 years and I have always said if it were not for my church, I would be at Summitview.  I say this because Summitview has always been a church I respect because of it's love for Jesus, the Gospel, true Biblical community, and their heart for mission.  I have always respected the leadership at Summitview and have referred many people to this great church.  We love to be in Gospel partnership with Summitview in Fort Collins."

Pastor Kevin Wolfe

Mountain View Community Church, Fort Collins, CO

“I’ve worked closely with Evergreen Community Church (all of its five multi-sites) and its pastors since 1998.  They are all very humble men and very Kingdom minded.  We have partnered together on a number of Kingdom projects.  They understand the context on the Twin Cities and are always thinking and planning on how to reach out and grow the Kingdom of God.  They are all very much learners and seek to keep abreast of the needs and trends in the Twin Cities area so they can better connect the Gospel to those needs and trends.  I have learned much from them and am refreshed by their godly attitudes and actions.  Rev. Mark W. Bowen of Evergreen Church has served on the City Vision Board of Directors since 2008 and our ministry has benefited greatly from his godly wisdom and his experiences.”

Rev. Dr. John A. Mayer

President, City Vision

“I was just thinking about the churches that have blessed us in our community outreach and the Evergreen Church tops the list as I recall how you responded to the apartment fire we had.  We were in a jam and You and your church answered the call thanks  again and God Bless!”

John Campbell

Bloomington Police Chaplain

“I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for Pastor Chris Phillips, and his congregation at New Song Community Church (NSCC) for their year-round support of the Columbus Area Operation Christmas Child (OCC) ministry. Although I am only in my second year as Area Coordinator with the Columbus Area OCC team, I was immediately embraced by the New Song Fellowship, and encouraged in the pursuit of this wonderful ministry that the church supports whole-heartedly!  Pastor Chris has allowed for the growth of this ministry within the heart of his church, and has stepped out in faith - being our only collection center in the six county Columbus area for the gathering of shoe boxes in November.  The congregation of NSCC has not only supported OCC through their year-round collection efforts to fill shoe boxes, but has been the host church for our Countdown Event, and one of our largest area shoe box packing parties.  I am truly blessed to call many members of the New Song Community Church my friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ!”

Wally Ziolo

Operation Christmas Child

Columbus Area Coordinator

“As a local evangelical leader here in the greater Salt Lake City area, I thank God for the presence of three great campuses of the Great Commission Church community! Pastor Bill Young leads a stellar team of campus pastors and the Rock Churches are on the cutting edge of intentional evangelism. Bill and the team champion evangelism at all levels including youth, young adults, and the adult community. The Great Commission Group of Churches is about the advance of the Kingdom of God and they are for His glory and greatness. Praise God for GCC here in Utah. We are so blessed to be in Gospel partnership with them!”

Rev. Gregory Johnson

President/Founder of Standing Together

NAE At Large Board Member

“GCC has been a solid Christian ministry at the University of Florida for over 25 years. I have had the joy of working with Pastor Matt Gordon and the other leaders closely for the last ten years. Their heart for unity and working for the kingdom of God is both refreshing and challenging. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for an on-campus church experience. They are genuinely seeking to be agents of God’s transformation on the campus of UF!”

Eddie Gilley

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

“In January of this year (2012), Birthright was blessed by New Life Community Church in several ways.  Pastor Jurgensmeier requested a speaker for one of the services.  Because of this opportunity Birthright was given a generous contribution from the members, some people expressed interest in volunteering, and the membership has a recent connection with our community pregnancy service.  We look forward to future visits and very much appreciate the prayer and support from this caring, generous church body. May the Lord bless your ministry greatly!

On a personal note, I was welcomed warmly and felt quite at home when I visited New Life.  I would recommend this church to anyone seeking a caring, friendly, Christ-centered fellowship.  My daughter and son-in-law attend there, and they have been loved with the agape love Jesus demonstrated to us in the Bible.”

Linda Howes

Director, Birthright of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers”. (Ephesians 1:15-16)

With that in mind, I would like to thank New Life Community Church for its faithfulness in serving fellow saints and the glory Christ receives by your good works!  The unwavering support we receive from your church, to reach "hurting kids" in our community, is truly inspiring.  Your church, as well as the GCC, is an amazing example of living out your faith in “word and deed”. (1 John 3:18)  

Mark Moyer

Executive Director

Heartland YFC

Read what others are saying about Great Commission churches!

Matt Gordon is one of - if not THE most sacrificial servant leaders I have ever met. He is a shining example of how to live the Christian life while imparting the same servant attitude to his leaders and members of GCL and Cypress Church. It is not surprising that many of his members are freely sent to start new church plants around the world. What a blessing to the Gainesville area and the entire world!

Carl Krames
Victory Church
ECMA Board member

“Great Commission Churches focus on evangelism and discipleship that is 1st century biblical and 21st century relevant.”

Leith Anderson

President of the National Association of Evangelicals

"Having worked with Great Commission Churches for many years as a consultant, I can tell you these people are good at what they do. If you are looking for competency in the missionary endeavor you can trust Great Commission Churches. These are great people doing great work."

Olan Hendrix

CEO of Leadership Resource Group, Inc

(former leader with World Vision & Send International)

I just received [the] Walnut Creek Update, and I read it very carefully because I had just been there.


Praise God for the church and what is happening there.  I pray that [Walnut Creek] will continue to grow and reach out to people..."

Dr. Elmer L. Towns

Co-Founder and Vice President

Liberty University