About BCNY Church Planting

Welcome to New York, Northern New Jersey, and Southwest Connecticut that makes up the Baptist Convention of New York! Nearly 30 million people live in our area – and over 95% are without Jesus Christ in their lives. Our vision is to plant thousands of reproducing churches to reach people with the gospel in every place, people group, and all domains of society. In order to see this happen, we are praying that God will raise up a multitude of faithful laborers (perhaps even you as a church planter) who will do whatever it takes to lovingly influence, and engage every person with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

At the BCNY, our desire is to help every planter to start and sustain a successful gospel centered church. The good news is that we have a great infrastructure of support through our local churches and associations, state convention, and North American Mission Board. In addition, Assessment, Church Planter Training, Coaching, Church Planting Networks, Fellowship Gatherings, Multiplying Church Centers, and Church Planting Catalysts are available to undergird you and your family as the church planter in the difficult task of establishing a new church.

Know that we are here to serve you and help you in any way. Our constant prayer is that you will never experience the loneliness and isolation that often comes with church planting but rather experience the genuineness, joy, and excitement that comes with seeing lives changed through the birth of a new church!


Terry Robertson
Executive Director
Baptist Convention of New York
Hal Haller Church
Director of Church Planting
Baptist Convention of New York