Welcome! Houston Northwest Church and Others to Leadership Network Programs



This series welcomes and introduces churches that are recent additions to the various programs offered through Leadership Network. We look forward to learning from them and watching their influence grow as together we activate THE CHURCH to greater impact for the glory of God’s name.



Houston Northwest Church,  19911 State Highway 249, Houston, Tex., 77070
Mission Statement: Our vision is to make Houston more like Heaven by helping Houstonians become more like Jesus.
Senior Pastor: Dr. Steve Bezner
Established: 1973; Five founding families banded together to form the church
Website: hnw.org
Weekend Worship Attendance: 1400
Leadership Network Program Joined: Next Generation Pastors Group



Journey Christian Church, 1965 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, Fla., 32703
Mission Statement:
Love God. Love People. Serve the World.
Lead Pastor: John Hampton
Established: 1969
Website: journeychristian.com
Weekend Worship Attendance:  2200 across 2 sites
Leadership Network Program Joined: Campus Pastor Leader Group



Mission Church, 2190 Gladstone Court, Glendale Heights, Ill., 70172
Mission Statement: Helping people find and follow Christ.
Senior Pastor: Jon Peacock
Established: October 2, 2011
Website: wearemission.com
Weekend Worship Attendance: 800
Leadership Network Program Joined: Next Generation Pastors Group



The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1330 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights, Ill., 60004
Mission Statement: Our mission is “to glorify God by multiplying God-centered, Christ-exalting, world-transforming believers through the gospel in the greater Chicago area and around the world.”
Senior Pastor: Colin Smith
Established: 1953; with 43 people in attendance at the first service
Website: theorchardefc.org
Weekend Worship Attendance: 3,000 in average weekend attendance across 5 locations
Leadership Network Program Joined: Executive Pastors Group








Leadership Network exists to work with the few to help the many. We find kingdom innovators and then help them connect with others like them for encouragement, inspiration, solution finding, productivity enhancement and general sharing so they can learn from each other. Our role is to foster innovation movements that activate, equip, and enable THE CHURCH to thrive.