CORE Church Planting Initiative Launches

VIRGINIA – The One Focus Network’s CORE Church Planting Initiative had an exciting launch in January! With hearts to plant churches in the United States and abroad, 12 men and women gathered together at a relaxing oceanfront home for two days of training. Dr. Dan Backens, network senior director, Pastor Merle Shank of member Grace Covenant Church in Harrisonburg, VA … Read More

Remembering Pastor Roderick Jernigan

VIRGINIA – The leaders of One Focus Network pause to remember one of its finest pastors, Pastor Roderick Jernigan. Pastor Roderick went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2017 after an extended illness. He and his wife Kimberly led a small but vibrant work pastoring Living Word Outreach Ministry. The church became a part of the network in … Read More

Save the Date! 2018 Youth Retreat

Attention Pastors and Youth Leaders! One Focus is hosting a network wide 5-day youth retreat at the Pine Creek Retreat Center in the Appalachian Mountains August 6-10, 2018! Spanning 85 acres of mountain vistas, the center features hiking trails, ropes courses, a rock wall, an outdoor pool, and much more. Cost: $250 per 6th through 12th grader More information and … Read More

First Conference as One Focus

VIRGINIA – Pastors and leaders representing more than 30 churches gathered from the eastern United States, England and Germany for One Focus Network’s (OFN) first conference last month! Excitement percolated as guests checked in at the welcome center and sipped hot coffee before Thursday night’s opening session. Earlier this year, the One Focus Network formed when seasoned entities Grace Network … Read More

Help Freedom Destiny Recover from Hurricane Irma

FLORIDA – Pastors Adam and Candice Smithyman and their Freedom Destiny Church (FDC) family in Jacksonville continue to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Irma’s record breaking devastation. Less than two months have passed. The news cycle quickly keeps moving forward making those of us unaffected by the hurricane forget. The world did stop for Hurricane Irma survivors as they … Read More

New Life Church Germany Launches Frankfurt Campus

GERMANY – New Life Church Germany launched their new campus in Frankfurt on October 15, 2017! Seasoned missionaries and church planters Pastor Brian Weaver and his wife Janine began recruiting people for the new campus more than 18 months ago. The passionate group began praying, vision casting, holding training sessions, starting a small group, and networking with the community. Then … Read More

Change of Leadership at Grace Covenant Church

(October 18, 2016) – After more than fourteen years pastoring Grace Covenant Church in Roanoke, Virginia, Jeff and Deneen Ell passed the baton of lead pastor to Pastor Chris and Nikki Stup during a powerful installation service last Sunday. NLMI leaders including Pastors Dan Backens and Steve Carlin were able to join in the celebration. As the Stups step into … Read More