A Different Family Tree: From Drafting Free-Agents to Developing Disciple-Makers

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Featuring Ed Kang, Tammy Dunahoo, Jeff Christopherson, and Jessie Cruickshank

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Leaning Into the Future of Church Planting

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Future Characteristics of the Church
Episode 2 — A Different Family Tree: From Drafting Free-Agents to Developing Disciple-Makers

This webinar series, hosted by Jeff Christopherson and Jessie Cruickshank, is designed to lean into the future and shed light on what church planting looks like in 2021 and beyond. What paradigm shifts and best practices do we need to come to grips with to advance God’s Kingdom around the corner?

In this episode, hear from special guests Ed Kang and Tammy Dunahoo.

Featured Guests

Ed Kang

Senior Pastor, Gracepoint Church

Tammy Dunahoo

Trustee, Life Pacific University

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Featured Guests

Ed Kang

Pastor Ed (or "Pastored" as he likes to joke) and Kelly are the senior pastor couple at Gracepoint. Ed gave his life to Christ at 15. A passionate young man on a motorcycle with a guitar shared the gospel with him and transformed his life forever. Ed went to UC Berkeley and graduated with an Anthropology major. Afterwards, he went to Berkeley Law School and received his JD, practiced law in SF and Boston, and received his M. Div from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Ed and Kelly began as home group leaders, then led the college department while working, and eventually took on senior leadership of the church. Ed is a former executive board member of the East Bay Baptist Association, and currently serves in leadership roles at the Send Network Advisory Board and KBEMF.

Kelly grew up as a PK ("pastor's kid") and seeing the difficulties of a pastor's life firsthand, she vowed to never be a pastor's wife. Ironically, she met Ed and later became (surprise!) a pastor's wife. Kelly graduated UC San Diego with a computer engineering degree and worked as a software engineer in the Bay Area for many years. Today she is a role model for women serving in ministry.

Tammy Dunahoo

Since 2009, Tammy Dunahoo has served as Vice President and General Supervisor of The Foursquare Church, working directly with the supervisors of the 11 districts in the United States.

Prior to becoming general supervisor, she served The Foursquare Church in a variety of leadership roles, including vice president of Women in Ministry Leadership, director of Foursquare Women International, and district supervisor of Arkansas. During her pastoral ministry, she also served as a member of the Church Health Team, the National Church Council, and the Foursquare Presidential Task Force. In her current role she serves on the Foursquare Board of Directors, Cabinet, and numerous committees. Tammy’s passion is sponsoring the next generation and multiplying healthy leaders and churches throughout the U.S. until there is a “candle in every community.”

Tammy has been married to her best friend and ministry partner, Gary, for more than 35 years. They have two adult children and one grandson and enjoy life with their family, playing golf and watching sunsets at the beach.


Jeff Christopherson

Jeff, a native Canadian, has served since 2009 as National Church Starting Team Leader for the Canadian National Baptist Convention in Oakville, Ontario. He has worked as a church planter in various areas in Canada since 1995. He also served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, from 1989 to 1995.

Jeff earned a B.A. degree in communications at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo., and his M. Div. at Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. He and wife Laura are the parents of two children and live in Oakville, Ontario.

Jessie Cruickshank

Jessie is a licensed Foursquare minister and regional denominational leader. She's a demonstrated disciple-maker and experiential education neuroscientist. She is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of Experiential Education and Educational Neuroscience and holds a Master’s from Harvard in Mind, Brain, and Education. Jessie is a published academic and has edited several books on the application of neuroscience and cognitive psychology to the field of education. She and her husband currently live in Denver, CO.

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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