Andy Hale: Church Start Specialist 

Andy Hale oversees CBF’s church start initiative. Along with our state/regional coordinators, he serves as the first line of contact for those interested in starting churches with the Fellowship. In addition to facilitating the church starts discernment processes, coaching, development, and consulting, Hale also serves as a resource to established churches and those exploring partnership opportunities.

Hale joined the CBF in 2014. He also serves as a CBF Church Starter of Mosaic Church in Clayton, North Carolina.

Serving in a plethora of ministry capacities, from overseas mission work to urban ministries, Andy’s heart is to coach people to expand their availability to serve with their giftedness and assets. He believes in creating a community of belonging for all people, no matter where they are on life’s journey. His desire is to help equip, edify, and empower God’s people to live and do the work of the Kingdom of God.

Harry 1Harry Rowland: Director of Missional Congregations

Harry joined CBF in 2006 after pastoring local congregations for 25 years. He served churches in Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky and his last church 12 years in Beaufort, S.C. His local church experience consists of leading a student ministry at a 3000 member church, pastoring a mission church which grew from 75 to 400 in attendance in four years and pastoring a 1500 member church with a 200 year history. He has coordinated over 45 church mission engagements; developed million dollar ecumenical, civic and governmental asset-based community development initiatives; and led his church to start four new church starts within his church’s local context.

Harry’s passion for contextual, organic visioning and moving the local church into holistic, sustainable engagement both in their local context and globally led CBF to ask Harry to come direct the Missional Church Initiative. This has taken on different forms, collaboratively relating to both Missions and Ministries. Some of the resulting outcomes are Church Mission Engagement Networks, A New Church Starts Discernment Cohort, and the Dawnings Spiritual Renewal/Visioning Initiative. Moreover, with Stephen Reeves and Ruth Perkins Lee, he coordinates the work of the CBF Ministries Department and works with the Ministries Council.


CBF has built a coaching network of church starters to serve as an asset to those who partner with us.

  • Mike Lewis, president of Plantersville, Inc
  • Starlette McNiell, associate pastor of Villages Baptist Church (Bowie, Maryland)
  • Michael Mills, pastor of Inland Church (Spokane, Washington)
  • Rueben Ortiz, pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista (Deltona, Florida)
  • Susan Rogers, pastor of The Well at Dayspring (Jacksonville, Florida)
  • Harry Rowland, director of missional congregations (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Kyle Tubbs, pastor of Peace of Christ Church (Round Rock, Texas)
  • Andy Hale, pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton (Clayton, NC) and CBF church start specialist

Visit the coaching network page for more details.