Church Planting and the Next Generation

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Featuring Ed Kang, Ralph Moore, and Myron Pierce

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A Pastor’s Guide to Accelerating Multiplication

Tuesday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Practical Multiplication
An Online, Interactive, Weekly Pastor’s Guide to Accelerating Multiplication
Episode 20 — Church Planting and the Next Generation

In this episode, Ralph & Myron will interview Ed Kang, senior pastor of Gracepoint Church and veteran church planting leader.

Together, they’ll talk about the next generation of church planters that Pastor Ed is helping to raise up from strategy to tools, and everything in between.

Featured Guests

Ed Kang

Senior Pastor, Gracepoint Church

Janet McMahon

Co-founding pastorsof Restore Community Church

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Featured Guest

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.

Janet McMahon

Janet and her husband Troy are the founding pastors of Restore Community Church, a multi-site church in Kansas City. Through its focus on developing and sending leaders, Restore has been a part of planting over 40 churches and invested over a million dollars in Church planting.


Ralph Moore

Ralph Moore is the Founding Pastor of three churches. He and his wife, Ruby, currently pastor Hope Chapel Honolulu. He spends his free time walking, reading and hanging out at the pool. Like his preaching, his written words deliver solid truth in a humorous and unassuming manner. Beginning with just 12 people, the Hope Chapel 'movement' now numbers over 2,300 churches, worldwide. These are the offspring of the 70+ congregations launched from Ralph's hands-on disciplemaking efforts. Ralph currently travels the globe, teaching church multiplication to pastors in startup movements. He's authored several books, including Let Go Of the Ring: The Hope Chapel Story, Making Disciples, How to Multiply Your Church, Starting a New Church, and Defeating Anxiety. Catch his blog at

Myron Pierce

Above all, Myron first is a family man, married to his wonderful wife Kristin. Together they keep life busy and exciting as they raise four beautiful children, Jericho, Judah, Jayce, & Presley. Myron previously worked with Abide and was a Pastor at Bridge Church in Omaha, Ne. Myron currently leads a new church plant in inner-city Omaha called Mission Church. He graduated from Grace University with a degree in biblical studies, and business leadership. He's written two books, started two churches, three businesses, and a nonprofit entrepreneurial incubator. His life's mission is to inspire hope in the heart of every person he meets. He's taken the life-transforming power of Christ and, his message of hope to thousands of people.

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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