Daniel Englehart

The Mountain Church, Washington
Lead Church Planter
Des Moines Washington
The Mountain Church
January 12

About My Family

I grew up in West Seattle and would have rather done anything else than be part of a church. I loved playing sports, watching the Seahawks or Mariners or sleeping in more than being with the church. It wasn't until high school that Jesus saved me from the legalism and moralism I believed was "Christianity." The gospel changed my heart, mind and identity and, by God's grace, I continue to explore and apply it to everyday life. Since being transformed by the gospel, I love the Church and sharing the message of Jesus' life, death and resurrection to instruct, change and shape everything.

In 2011, I married my high school sweetheart, Stephanie, and began teaching youth and college students about Jesus in southwest Louisiana. We moved to Des Moines, Wash., and began the process of planting The Mountain Church in 2015.

About My Church Plant

The Mountain Church is a new church in Des Moines for the skeptic, curious and committed. By God's grace we seek to transform lives, build community and help the city flourish through the gospel. Our vision is to be a gospel-centered family. We believe Jesus is the treasure and ultimate satisfaction of life. Jesus is the answer and only source of hope and joy in this fallen world. His life, death and resurrection has changed everything. We seek to magnify Jesus and multiply worshipers of Him as we proclaim the gospel, make disciples and plant churches.   

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 namb.net/send-me.


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.


Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work. Commit to long-term missions support with your missionary partner. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for missionaries.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: BK1TAS-Englehart,Dan