Louisville, Ky.—Kentucky-based church planting strategist Aaron Harvie has broadened his role with the North American Mission Board, taking responsibility for getting new congregations started in the Northeast.
Harvie, based at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, had split his work between NAMB and the Kentucky Baptist Convention for the past two years.
In the new role, he will work exclusively for NAMB, which means he will no longer work part time for the KBC.
“We celebrate Aaron expanding his ministry to include mobilizing partners for NAMB’s church planting in the Northeast region,” said Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood.
“This new assignment means Aaron has stepped away from his part-time role in helping with KBC church planting efforts. But since he will still reside in Kentucky, we know he will continue to be a cheerleader and supporter of work in our state.”
Harvie, who planted Riverside Community Church in the Philadelphia area in 1999, has a passion for new churches.
A native of Lebanon, Ohio, Harvie moved to Louisville in 1995 to attend Southern Seminary. He served churches in the Louisville area while a student. But after graduating, Harvie and his wife, Allison, planted the Philadelphia church. Over the next decade, Riverside planted four more churches.
“NAMB has an aggressive strategy. By 2022, they want to plant 13,500 new churches,” Harvie said. “That’s an exciting thing to be a part of.” (KBC)