John Ames

Faith Community Church, Rhode Island, Rhode Island
Lead Church Planter, Lead Church Planter
Providence Rhode Island, Providence Rhode Island
Faith Community Church
May 3

About My Family

I am married to my best friend, Jenny. We have two kids, a 6-year-old boy named Micah and a 2-year-old girl named Mikayla. We are both from the Northeast. Jenny is from Rochester, N.Y., and I'm from Waltham, Mass.

We love serving in New England and in the city of Providence, R.I.

About My Church Plant

We are serving in inner-city Providence, R.I. Our neighborhood is under-resourced, diverse and young. When we launched, we only had a team of five people, including Jenny and me. This means most of our church members are from the community.

In addition to our regular church activities, we opened up two discipleship houses, each with a two-year residential program for members of the church community to be part of so they can grow spiritually in a stable living environment.

NAMB Church Planting

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–For the growth of our family of faith.
–For our discipleship houses in the community.
–For our vision of planting seven churches in inner-city neighborhoods throughout Providence.


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