Why Church Planting?

The missionaries we support and send are focused on church planting because God’s plan for making disciples is the local church. There are many ways christians can help the hurting and mend the broken, but discipleship takes place in the context of the community of believers. Local communities of believers are also the most strategic way to minister to the needs of the larger community.

Mercy Hill Church is part of a network of church plants called the Summit Network. The vision of the Summit Network is to plant 1,000 churches in our generation. We want to do everything we can to see that vision come to fruition.

Mark Turner Family - Mercy Hill College Fall Retreat

Redemption Heights

Mark Turner loves Jesus and has devoted his life to serving the church. While Mark has worn many hats in ministry from video producer and musician to professor and preacher, he currently serves as a pastor of family ministry in Suffolk, VA and speaks regularly at camps and other events. He and his family are preparing to move to Philadelphia, PA to plant a church. Mark has been married to Whitney since 2007. They have a son (Jackson) and daughter (Abigail). He is a comedy nerd, cinephile, and renaissance man, dabbling in music, reading, sports, and beard-growing.

Jesus Our Redeemer | est. 2013 | Baltimore, MD | http://www.jesusourredeemer.com

The Bridge | est. 2014 | Wilmington, NC | https://thebridgeilm.com

Mercy Church | est. 2015 | Charlotte, NC | http://mercycharlotte.com

Two Cities | est. 2016 | Winston-Salem, NC | http://twocitieschurch.net

Reach Fellowship | est. 2017 | Los Angeles, CA | http://rfla.org

Grace Alive | est. 2017 | Orlando, FL | http://gracealive.church

Redemption Heights | Fall 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

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Mercy Hill Church - Church Planting - Grace Alive - Orlando, Florida