Justin Gailey

Living Stones Community Church, Connecticut
Lead Church Planter
New Milford Connecticut
Living Stones Community Church
May 18

About My Family

I was born and raised in Ohio. Jen, my wife, was raised in Connecticut. We met during our freshman year of Bible college and were married shortly after graduation. We spent the first 11 years of our married life in full-time student ministry both in Connecticut and Ohio. Prior to planting Living Stones Community Church, I served on staff at Living Water Church in Lagrangeville, N.Y., as an associate pastor and church planting intern. We have three children and are currently fostering an infant as well. As a bivocational church planter, I also work for a pool service company and as a referee for both basketball and soccer.

About My Church Plant

Living Stones Community Church began with seven core families meeting together, dreaming and praying about what God would have us do in New Milford. In August of 2016, we began a home Bible study in the home of one of those core families. The Bible study eventually grew to a point where we began to hold a series of preview services before launching officially on September 10, 2017, in a community center. We have completed our first full year as a church and have been amazed at how God has already begun to use us within our community.

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.


Pray for God to continue to use Living Stones Community Church to help push back the darkness in this quaint, bedroom community about an hour and a half outside of New York City. Pray for leaders to be raised up within our church who will take the mission of the Great Commission seriously. Pray for God to raise up church planters who can be sent from our church to impact neighboring towns and communities with the gospel. Pray that we will continue to be passionate about finding ways to serve and minister to the people of our community. Pray that God will use our people to reach their friends, neighbors and loved ones with the gospel.


Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with our work. Commit to long-term missions support with Living Stones Community Church. Be involved in supporting our family. Pray for us.
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.