About the Planter
Both Justin, from Ohio, and Jen, from Connecticut, grew up in good Christian homes. They both began a relationship with Jesus as children. The two of them met in Bible college, were married shortly after graduation, and then began serving full-time as the youth pastor at Jen’s home church. After spending around 4 ½ years in that ministry, God moved them to Ohio. There they served on staff at a church as the youth pastor, where they had the privilege of discipling teenagers for 5 ½ years.
Although they never expected to be called into church-planting, God began to move their hearts in that direction. They followed God’s leading and moved to New Milford in late November of 2014. For the past two years, Justin has served on staff at Living Water Church in Lagrangeville, New York as an associate pastor and church-planting intern. Last August, they began assembling a leadership team of people in New Milford, which eventually developed into a home- based community Bible study. Living Stones Community Church plans to launch in the fall of 2017 after a series of preview services and community service events that will take place in the months preceding.
About the Church/Area
New Milford is a quaint, bedroom community on the outskirts of NYC. With a population just shy of 30,000 people, it is the second most populated city in Litchfield County. It is also the largest town in all of Connecticut in terms of total land area. For the most part, it is a blue-collar town. However, its proximity to NYC enables some residents the opportunity to commute into the city for work. Although there is plenty of picturesque landscape and interesting history to take in, there is a spiritual oppression and darkness in New Milford that is desperately crying out for the gospel.
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How to Get Involved
- That we don’t neglect to commune with God and to love our wives and families in these busy times.
- For wisdom in the building stages of the church as we choose leaders.
- That the building would not distract us from our mission to spread the gospel.
- Share this church plant with people you know
- Visit our beautiful city in small teams while being intentional about living the gospel.
- Send teams to help prayerwalk and do mission work.
- Give to the Co-operative program and the Annie Armstrong offering.
- Consider making a financial gift directly to the church plant.
There are numerous ways to help a church plant, including some not listed on this website. Please contact us for more information about how to help this planter. Please refer to NAMB’s website for the official policy statement concerning providing for church plants.