"Eventually, someone looking for a church home will ask some variation of this question: 'So, what kind of church are you?' "   -Kent Carlson, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, CA

Looking for a Transforming Church?

The Transforming Church Network (TCN) is a community of churches and leaders who affirm that spiritual transformation is central to the Gospel and therefore, central to the mission of the church.  We offer this listing of Transforming Churches and leaders as a way of assisting you in finding a Transforming Church that is local to you.  Please check back periodically as we will be adding to this list regularly.


Transforming Churches

A Transforming Church is a community of men and women gathered around the presence of Christ for the purpose of spiritual transformation so they can discern and do the will of God. As a body, these churches have affirmed their readiness to be officially and publically recognized as a Transforming Church.

Church of the Open Door—Maple Grove (Minneapolis area), MN
• Dr. David Johnson, Sr. Pastor • Vicki Degner, Pastor • Nina Barnes, Chair of Elder Board
• Bonnie Johnson, Lay Minister

Crossroads Church and Ministries—Marshall, MI
• Clare Loughrige, Sr. Pastor • Scott Loughrige, Sr. Pastor

Crosswinds Community Church—Bloomington, IL
• Shelley Bauer, Senior Pastor

First Presbyterian Church Gainesville—Gainesville, FL
• Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler, Sr. Pastor

Grace Christian Church—Tinton Falls, NJ
• Vincent Rife, Lead Pastor

Oak Hills Church—Folsom, CA
•Mike Lueken, Sr. Pastor • Kent Carlson, Sr. Pastor

Pillar Community Church—Vero Beach, FL
•Biz Gainey, Lead Pastor • Melissa Gainey, Elder • Cindy Kusmer, Elder • Bobbi Smick, Deacon • Tim Smick, Elder

Venice Presbyterian Church—Venice, FL
• Chris Romig, Sr. Pastor

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Transforming Center

• Dr. Ruth Barton, Founder & CEO • Rev. Dr. David Hughes, Executive Director • Jerry Lee, Intercessor • Rory Noland, Worship Leader • Dalene Strieff, Transforming Church Administrator • David Strieff, Transforming Resources


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Transforming Leaders

Transforming Leaders are senior clergy or lay leaders who affirm that spiritual transformation is central to the Gospel and therefore central to the mission of their churches. They are in an intentional process of leading their congregations to become Transforming Churches. 

Rev. Dr. Mary Baker – All Souls Anglican Church, Wheaton, IL

Sue Beadle – Christ Lutheran Church, DeForest, WI

Rev. Phaedra Blocker – Eternal Life Missionary Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA

Doug Calhoun – Redeemer Community Church, Needham, MA

Jonathan Haley – First Presbyterian Church, La Crosse, WI

Rob & Kelly Kastens – Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD

Jackie Matisse – St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon, OH

Tim Reist – Resonate Church, Dunlap, IL

Rev. Prince Raney Rivers – United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Winston Salem, NC

Rev. Dr. Jeanne ThomasNewton Square Presbyterian Church, Newton Square, PA

BJ Woodworth The Open Door, Pittsburgh, PA


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