Under the Hood: EastLake Church

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Featuring Ralph Moore and James Grogan

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Under the Hood: EastLake Church

Get a look under the hood of healthy Reproducing Churches.

EastLake Church is part of the Community Church Movement – a collection of churches that work together to function as one church meeting across multiple cities and locations. Each church is staffed by a location lead pastor and offers a wide range of ministry options (including kids, youth, music, groups, and more) that’s unique to each location.


Featured Guest

James Grogan

Senior Pastor / Community Church Movement of EastLake Church

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A growing number of church leaders are longing for something more than just adding attendees to our services, programs to our churches, and begging week in and week out for volunteers. They long to see disciplemaking-based kingdom multiplication. They long to become Reproducing Churches. 

Exponential began wondering what it would look like to build a community of Reproducing Churches that cared more about WHO they were catapulting and sending forward than WHAT they were accumulating and leaving behind. That led to an inaugural list in 2019 of Outreach Magazine’s List 0f 100 Reproducing Churches. And that community continues to grow.

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Featured Guest

James Grogan

James is the Lead Pastor at EastLake Church, a growing network of churches founded in Chula Vista California, which includes several locations in Southern California, Salt Lake City, and Tijuana, Mexico. James is also a catalyst leader of the San Diego Church Plant Movement. He has worked in full-time local church ministry for 23 years, with the last 16 spent on staff at EastLake Church. James has served in many roles and ministries during his time at ELC, including kids & students, spiritual formation and group life, executive leadership and teaching, and now Lead Pastor. James and his wife Rebecca have been married for 21 years and have 3 children of their own and have also served as foster parents for a few amazing children.


bill couchenour

Bill has a fervent desire to see Gospel saturation locally, regionally, and throughout the US. He has served churches across the country for over 30 years. As Director of Learning Communities at Exponential, he provides strategic and operational oversight of Exponential’s R&D and expanding educational opportunities. He facilitates the Exponential Learning Communities that have included Future Travelers and Radical Multisite and, currently, Multipliers: Leading Beyond Addition. He also serves network and denominational leaders of church planting movements with the Exponential resources. Bill also serves as a Governing Elder and Board Member at the Underground Network, a network of micro-churches around the world that is based in Tampa, FL. He has also served in leadership for several other organizations including; Youth for Christ, Heartland Christian School, and BeTheChangeProject, and cofounded the Cornerstone Knowledge Network. Bill is married to Pam, and they have four adult children and three grandchildren. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and an MBA from The University of Tampa.


Ralph Moore is the Founding Pastor of the Hope Chapel movement. Beginning with just 12 people and a frightened young pastor, the Hope Chapel “movement” now numbers over 2,300 churches, worldwide (and counting). He helps catalyze church multiplication movements.

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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