Brenton Shelby

Apostles Downtown, New York
Church Planter Apprentice
Manhattan New York
Apostles Downtown
March 19

About My Family

Brenton and his wife, Danielle, moved to the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2017 to begin exploring opportunities to plant churches in Manhattan. Brenton is currently serving with Apostles Downtown, and Danielle works as a CPA. They enjoy exploring the Upper West Side and all of the great neighborhoods in Manhattan, finding new coffee shops and restaurants to enjoy, meeting new people and taking their dog, Fin, to Central Park.

About My Church Plant

Brenton is currently a church planting apprentice with the North American Mission Board. He is currently serving at Apostles Downtown as a church planting resident. Brenton hopes to plant in uptown Manhattan after completing residency.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


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