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@ Ignite Church Planting

IGNITE Church Planting has a strong history of planting churches in Chicagoland.


Here is a lit bit of information about some of our most recent plants!


My name is Aaron!  I'm originally from Alhambra, IL.  After graduating from Highland High School, I attended Saint Louis Christian College where I received a Bachelors in Behavior Ministry (Christian Counseling) and Biblical Studies.  For two and a half years following my time in college, I served as the lead minister of Palmyra Christian Church.  While there, I married my high school sweetheart Allison and was approached by Ignite Church Planters about an opportunity to start a new Christian Church in my home community of Highland.  Feeling the Lord's call, Allison and I have embarked on a journey to form the community that is Restore!

Church Planters, Highland, IL

Aaron and Alison Kelso

Restore Christian Church,

Launched October 20, 2019


After his studies, Danny was called to Prescott Arizona where he served at the Prescott Christian Church as a youth pastor for 5 years.  Though he loved youth ministry, Danny knew his calling was to preaching.  God lead Danny and his family to the Eastern Heights Christian Church in Ponca City OK from 2011 to 2017.  In 2016, Danny completed his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Lincoln Christian University,  In early 2018, God called Danny and his family to plant Life Well:  A Christian Church.  Danny is married to his best friend and beautiful wife Amy, they have three beautiful daughters, Skylar, Adeline, and Ainsley.

Church Planters, Crown Point IN

Danny & Amy Cox

Life Well: A Christian Church

Launched October 21, 2018

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Matt and Carrie grew up in Richmond IN and Matt became a follower of Jesus when he was 30 years old.  This decision propelled him into church planting because he wanted to reach as may people as possible for Jesus, sharing the same gospel message that had changed his life.  They arrived in Dyer in December, 2017 to plan for the planting of Rise Church.

Church Planters, Dyer IN

Matt & Carrie Reece

Rise Church

Launched October 14, 2018


Dawayne was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, IL. He began serving full time in ministry in Marion IN after graduating in 2000 from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2006 Dawayne married the love of his life, Saylease. Saylease has her M.A.E. in Early Childhood Education and is passionate about working with children and shepherding young couples. In 2007 Dawayne embraced his call to Pastoral Ministry which he thought would lead to an established church, until his heart was gripped to return home after 20 years to plant Engage Christian Church in Oak Park IL.  Dawayne and Saylease hope to serve and minister to families in their community and be a light that shines in a dark world all around them.

Church Planters, Forest Park IL

Dawayne and Saylease Choice

Engage Christian Church

Launched 2017

To learn more abut previous projects please click on this PDF!

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