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Meet our new CBF church starters

CBF is a supportive home for those discerning and living out a call to church starting. Within CBF Church Starts, one finds a creative space for visioning, contextualization, coaching and training. CBF covenants with new churches to provide three years of professional coaching, site visits for leadership development, spiritual renewal retreats, financial grants and the development of partnerships. Church starts bless the Fellowship by modeling innovative practices for ministry.

Meet the new CBF church starters who were commissioned during the 2019 General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala., on June 20.

Heather Thomas Folliard

Jubilee Baptist Church
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Heather is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, has served in CBF churches in North Carolina for nearly 15 years, and is a member of the Coordinating Council for CBFNC.  She will serve as the Co-pastor of Community and Hospitality at Jubilee Baptist in Chapel Hill, N.C. She and her husband John live in Durham with their children, Mary Grace (9), Rebecca (7), Jonah (5) and Ruthie (2). They’re proud Tar Heels, and in addition to sports they enjoy musicals, travel and hosting meals for friends and neighbors.

John Thornton, Jr.
Jubilee Baptist Church
Chapel Hill, N.C.

John graduated from Duke Divinity School in 2015. Before coming to Jubilee Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, he has been worked with youth and young adults at churches in Greensboro and Winston Salem, N.C. He currently serves as the Co-Pastor of Mission and Outreach. He also writes, and his writing has appeared in Commonweal Magazine, Sojourners Magazine, and at

Kevin Georgas
Jubilee Baptist Church
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Kevin is co-pastor of Worship and Teaching at Jubilee Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C. He and his wife Caitlin have two children, Agnes and James. When he’s not playing with the kids, reading, or writing, Kevin spends his time watching baseball and pretending to be a BBQ pit master.

Jubilee Team

Pam Ann Muise
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Pam is a native of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and is a graduate of USC-Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C. and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. She has been in ministry since 1988, serving in several capacities and denominations, including associate pastor, music and youth. Remnants is her first pastorate.

DSC_3772Danny Prada
HeartWay Church
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Danny graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He has served in a multitude of ministerial capacities over the years, including pastoral and chaplaincy positions in churches and nonprofit organizations. Danny is the founder and lead pastor of HeartWay Church and is working toward his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

DSC_3593Leo Garcia
La Familia De Dios
Green Valley, Ariz.

Leo has been starting and pastoring churches for over 25 years. He has a wife, six children, and three grandchildren. He loves music and evangelical work. He is thankful to be part of the CBF family.

DSC_3686Amisi Mardochee Kamango
Alpha Omega Worship Church
Indianapolis, Ind.

Amisi was born in Savalou in the Republic of Benin. He is a husband and father of three children. He has a Ph.D. in Eschatology and has written five books.

DSC_3810Erick Moon
Hamilton, Ohio

Erick attended United Theological Seminary and has served in several different church settings. I He has a heart and a passion for discipleship and helping people experience the good news of Jesus Christ.

Join us in praying for these new church starters and their congregations across the United States, and learn more about CBF church starts at

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