Partnering with Church Planters 

Reach Missouri Network
(formerly Inner City Ministries of STL)

We provide intentional relationship-based networking
for church planters and their, training, administration, and guidance during the pre-launch, launch, and post-launch of a church. We partner with church
 planters to facilitate a successful launch and
 a sustainable, healthy church.

Jerry & Lisa Harris

Jerry Harris is passionate about people and building churches to reach their communities. Before joining the Southern Missouri District as Church Planting Director, Jerry and his wife, Lisa, served as lead pastors at St. Charles First Assembly of God, guiding the church to grow and expand to reach St. Charles and Warren County, Saint Louis City and St. Louis County. They have been married since 1970 and have three married children with nine grandchildren. Jerry left a professional career with the railroad industry in 1982 to become a full time pastor. His formal education is in Business Management and he also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Global University. In addition to pastoring, the Harris’s have served as nationally-appointed U.S. Missionaries for the Assemblies of God to the inner city of St. Louis. Jerry is the president and founder of Inner City Ministries of St. Louis that planted and developed churches in St. Louis City and County and also in Washington Park, Illinois, and of Reach Missouri Network, a newly formed 501(c)(3) corporation that has enlarged and broadened the vision of ICM.New Paragraph
Brian Schmidgall
Director of Operations - STL

In January of 2012, Brian and Mary Schmidgall parachuted into North St. Louis, set up their home in an all-black neighborhood, and started a church to raise up indigenous Christian leaders and share Jesus. It probably wasn’t the best way to plant a church, all by themselves, no physical, emotional, or monetary support from a mother church, but God honored their good faith and hard work. In January of 2012 MiddleTree Church was launched. The mission and vision is to be a life giving church in St. Louis that reflects the culture of the surrounding communities. Brian says, "We believe that people are God's greatest treasure. Our church exists because we want to encounter a powerful, living God who changes and transforms lives. Because of what God is doing in our lives, we are committed to loving, serving, and bringing restoration to those around us. We believe we should make every place better physically and spiritually - starting with our city." 

112 Chardonnay Ct
Pevely MO 63070
Start-up Investors - These are people, organizations and churches who will help us with the immediate start-up costs of a new church plant by donating a generous amount of cash for the first-year budget. We encourage investors to consider a $10,000 commitment to a church plant.

Monthly Supporters - Monthly supporters help underwrite the operational expenses that keep the network moving forward – expenses like recruitment of new planters expenses, ongoing promotions costs, administrative and office costs, and employee salaries. Every monthly gift is a blessing regardless of the size.

Long-term Strategic Investors - These are individuals who can work with us to find opportunities for leveraging real estate and entrepreneurial ventures to further the mission of Reach Missouri Network. Call us to discuss how we can work together.
Three ways to become part of the Reach Missouri Network team: 

  1. You may give directly to RMN or specific planter/project with a credit/debit card by clicking here, Donate Now.

  2. You may give through the Assemblies of God US Missions portal and receive AG World Giving Credit by clicking here, AGUSM account #470739, Class 40, Department - Church Planting. Donate AG.

  3. You may give via check by sending your donation to: 
    Reach Missouri Network, 112 Chardonnay Ct, Pevely MO 63070.
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