Dustin Conner

Hope Church, Alberta

Lead Church Planter
Calgary Alberta
Hope Church
August 6

About My Family

God has graciously been at work in the Conner family lately! For two years (2014–2016), we learned and led in a church planting residency at One21 Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. Around the time we started the residency, God gave Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., a vision to partner with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to plant dozens of churches in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Through God’s working, Jill and I were connected with Calvary and began praying about whether God was calling our family to move to Calgary to make disciples and to plant churches. After a great year of prayer, vision trips and assessment with NAMB, we are excited to say we know God has called us to move to Calgary to plant our lives, plant the gospel and plant churches! We moved to the Nolan Hill community of northern Calgary in February 2017.

About My Church Plant

Our vision for Calgary is to "Help Every Person in Every Place Find Hope in Christ," and we want to see that happen by consistently and intentionally living out our mission of "Connecting Our Neighbours to Christ and Each Other."

Inspired by our vision statement, we felt led to be called Hope Church and are currently being planted by Tapestry Church (tapestrycochrane.ca). We have multiple groups meeting weekly for disciple-making, community and mission and started weekly worship gatherings September 2018. We desire to multiply disciples, leaders and churches in Nolan Hill, Calgary, Canada, and the world and invite you to join us by praying, coming and giving. Connect more with us at hopeforcalgary.ca/partner.

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.

Support the Local Ministry of

Dustin Conner

Ministry Fund ID 010409-Conner,Dustin
This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds, and gifts received above the specific need will be used in similar areas where the need is greatest.


Pray that the neighbours with whom we are building gospel relationships will find hope in Christ. Pray for our next church plant in 2021. Pray for our monthly worship gatherings. Pray for God to help us identify, train and send 100 local leaders for multiplying groups and churches across Calgary. Pray for the continued collaboration of Calgary churches as we go after every person in every place.


Be one of the 1,000 praying for us, our city and other churches regularly (http://christand.city/partner/pray/). Come for a week on mission in a fascinating city with a big gospel need. Partner with us financially to help us multiply disciples, leaders and churches.
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: 010409-Conner,Dustin