About Rich Thornton

I like to travel, take pictures, read and listen to books, ride roller coasters, and eat chocolate, not necessarily at the same time. I enjoy my family and friends and being the Child of God I was created to be. Along the way I am the Field Director for Church Planting for the ERC, Twenty:Twenty Initiative.

Plant A Church Sunday June 2017

Plant a Church Sunday – June 4. 2017.  ERC conference-wide Church Planting giving day to plant 100’s of churches. Celebrate Pentecost as the Spirit moves to build the Church!  Designate a special offering for your church planting mission.  PRAY on that day for church planting and PROMOTE God’s church planting vision! Church Planing Goals: Conference [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Twenty:Twenty Boot Camp March 2017

Our passion is to invite, equip, encourage and empower planters who will be part of a multiplication movement. Boot Camp is designed to help this happen! SESSIONS are Friday, March 3, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Country Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place. Registration and coffee [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Uplift Community Church of God

We are excited to announce the February 5, 2017 launch of Uplift Community Church of God in Halifax, PA! This newest Twenty:Twenty Initiative is lead by Pastor April Ocasio. Learn more here.  

By | January 21st, 2017|Media, New Church Plants|0 Comments

Church Planting Runs On Prayers

The Twenty:Twenty Initiative asks you to pray for our Church Planters. They need it, now and always. Though we often think in terms of resources, skills, plans, and training, church planting doesn't run on those. Church planting runs on prayers - yours, mine, and theirs. Here are some key areas that guide the prayers of [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments

The Season for Rural Church Planting is Here!

The Twenty:Twenty Initiative is excited to be planting new churches in rural areas including small towns! Larry and Trish Longenecker planted The Bridge of Hope Church last fall in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania and they are reaching out to children and families with groups and events and Bible studies. This winter April and Angel Ocasio are planting [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Uplift Community Church of God

It is exciting to announce that Uplift Community Church of God will be coming to Halifax, Pennsylvania in early 2017. The church will be led by Pastor/Planter April Ocasio along with her husband Angel. They are developing a launch team and planning many events and other ways of reaching out to the community to build [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Think Kingdom Church

It is exciting to welcome Think Kingdom Church in Concord, North Carolina led by Pastor/Planter Antoine Lassiter into the growing number of Twenty:Twenty Initiative ERC Churches. We welcome Think Kingdom faith communities in Atlanta, Georgia and Austin, Texas as well. Learn more about Think Kingdom here.

By | October 4th, 2016|Media, New Church Plants|0 Comments