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Who We Are

Orchard Group was born in New York City and has been been planting churches in metropolitan areas for over 70 years. We believe starting new churches is the best way to reach new residents, new people groups, and new generations with the Christian gospel. And we believe reaching people with the gospel is the best way to bring about enduring, positive change in our world.

Orchard Group has maintained the same simple statement of beliefs since our beginning in 1948 and these convictions have been passed down by each generation of leaders. While this is not an exhaustive list, we the continue to affirm the following:

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    The inspiration and authority of the whole Bible (Old and New Testament) as the revelation of God by the Holy Spirit.

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    The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His incarnation by the virgin birth, his substitutionary, atoning death on the cross, his bodily resurrection, and his personal return as taught in the New Testament.

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    The necessity of the new birth through the Holy Spirit for entering the Kingdom of God.

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    The obligation upon all believers to be witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ and to seek the salvation of others through faith in him.
Our Staff
Our Board
    Aaron Brockett, Chairman
    Lead Pastor, Traders Point Christian Church
    Indianapolis, IN
    Brent Storms
    President and CEO, Orchard Group
    Ventura, CA
    Dr. Brian Kruckenberg, Vice Chairman
    Founding and Lead Pastor, New City Church
    Phoenix, AZ
    Dr. Brian Leander
    Assistant Director, Center for Non-Profit Leadership
    Long Island, NY
    David Meyer
    Campus Minister, The Hills Church
    North Richland Hills, TX
    Don Anderson, Treasurer
    Executive Pastor, Chandler Christian Church
    Chandler, AZ
    Don Hamilton
    Lead Pastor, Capitol Area Christian Church
    Harrisburg, PA
    Eddie Lowen
    Senior Minister, West Side Christian Church
    Springfield, IL
    Eugene Deporter
    Minister of Outreach, Southeast Christian Church
    Louisville, KY
    Greg Lee
    Lead Pastor, Suncrest Christian Church
    St. John, IN
    Jennifer Taylor Johnson, Secretary
    Chief Communications Officer, Johnson University
    Knoxville, TN