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

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

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