During the training weeks, several local trainers will work with the group of potential planters. In the following weeks, we will add several trainers.
Soon the information of the trainers Tim Coomar and Alexander Pipilios from Athens will be put online.
Matthias Voigt is a teaching and discipleship pastor in the church „Hamburgprojekt“, which has been planted 10 years ago in the city center of Hamburg. He also serves as a training coordinator for City to City Europe. Over the last years, he has been involved in several training events for CTCE and has been a member of the executive team.
John Thomas is responsible for designing and delivering many of our training experiences for CTC, both in New York and in other global cities. He has written and field-tested CTC's Incubator, a transformational training system for urban church planters. His vision is to develop a global cadre of trainers who collaborate in the service of gospel church planting in every city in which we work.
John has been involved in ministry training and church planting overseas, as well as in the US, most recently planting Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta.
András Lovas is pastor of Gazdagret Reformed Church, a new church he led for 20+ years. Since 2016 as denominational mission advisor he conducts trainings for pastors and mentors church planters. He is one of the trainers at CTC Incubator Budapest, and a leader of the Budapest network. András studied urban mission at Bakke Graduate University (D.Min), and also is involved as a spiritual director on retreats. His wife is an artist and they have three almost grown up children.
Benjamin Morrison has been involved in church planting teams in both Latin America and Europe and is the planter and lead pastor of Calvary Chapel Svitlovodsk, Ukraine. He serves as the coordinator of City to City Ukraine and is involved with training and coaching church planters. He is also a member of the board of directors of IFES in Ukraine (CCX) and is a speaker for many of their events. His desire is to see a movement of Gospel-centered, contextualized churches from multiple denominations planted in the cities of Ukraine and beyond.
I am a church planter in Birmingham; the second largest city in the UK. I am married to Jo and we have two wonderful children. I have been involved in planting three churches and I am the director of training for 2020 Birmingham, a church planting movement for our city. I love photography and mountain biking.