Melva Henderson along with her husband are church planters who founded and serve ss co-pastors of World Outreach

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Center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and have a powerful vision to impact lives around the globe.They travel nationally and internationally as both humanitarians and ministers of the Gospel. Since the inception of the church, several charitable outreaches have been founded by Ervin and Melva: The Give, a local annual outreach that has fed and clothed tens of thousands of individuals in the inner city of Milwaukee and surrounding areas. The Little Feet of Mexico, a mission outreach providing new and gently used shoes to children on the streets of the remote villages of Mexico and The Melva Henderson Foundation a public foundation established to support the humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors of Melva Henderson and Melva Henderson Ministries. Melva is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Mark Weigt is a church planter and has been the Lead Pastor of The Ridge Community Church since the day it began in 2006.

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Mark was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He earned a business degree from the University of Miami and a Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Mark has worked at churches in Florida, Kentucky, and California, but he and his wife Donna felt a need to come home and start The Ridge for a very specific reason. “It bothered us that people didn’t go to church. And it’s not their fault. It’s our fault. Churches weren’t there for them. We wanted to create a church for non-church people.”


Kenneth Lock II is a Native Born of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Pastor Ken is a church planter who amazingly and successively

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planted a church in a matter of four month planning. He is passionate about the city of Milwaukee. Respected as an accurate prophet and seasoned teacher, Pastor Ken served his parents ministry for 10 years before the unction of the Holy Spirit led him to launch Evolve Church of which he serves as lead pastor.

Pastor Ken has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and is currently obtaining his Masters. He is a loving husband of his wife of 11 years (Krystel) and the father of two beautiful children (Nehemiah and Kennedy). Additionally, Pastor Ken serves as the Chaplain for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Kurt Owens

Kurt Owens was born and raised as a preacher’s kid in the central city of Milwaukee. As a youth, he was involved with gangs

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and by the age of 22, was a successful drug dealer. After a near death experience, he gave his life to Jesus and would later become an ordained minister. In 2005, he planted his first church in the central city of Milwaukee. 

In 2016, he led the launch of a north side multi-ethnic ministry initiative for epikos church. Currently, he is planting a multi-ethnic ministry called Uflourish Church in a central city context. He and his wife Dee-Dee are the proud parents of 5 adult children and the proud grandparents of 10. Kurt has a B.A. in business from Concordia University, he holds an M.A. in Christian Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and an Ed. D in Organizational Leadership (ABD) from Grand Canyon University


Walter F. Harvey served as the Senior Pastor of Parklawn Assembly of God from 1992 until 2020. He is the Chief Apostle

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and Presiding Bishop of the Outpouring Ministry Network Group, and the co-founder of the Milwaukee Declaration Pastors Group. Bishop Harvey is a graduate of Marquette University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts (Major: Psychology and Minor in Counseling). He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and serves on a statewide and national level as a General Presbyter and the President of the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God and serving pastors and churches in a governance and spiritual advisory role.


Raymond Monk is the senior pastor of Ephesians MB church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Moody Bible College

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in Chicago, IL.  He also serves as a community organizer and is responsible for the Neighborhood Strategic Planning in Area 4 for the City of Milwaukee. He has a passion to help transform our city one block at a time.


Brian Mckee is a multiethnic coach, president of City of Light Community Development Corp and lead pastor of City of Light Church

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a multiethnic church serving Milwaukee and Wauwatosa. With over 20 years of community engagement, Information Technology, youth and cross-cultural community organizing background, his heart is to see people from every experience transformed by the power of God.




What would it look like to collaborate with other church plant organizations who are struggling to plant central city churches. With CCCP, you could have a seat at the table doing what no other organization does well throughout the U.S.

Your group could contribute to the assessment, coaching & training; however, all those in the collaborative would pause on requiring our planters to go through their culturally disconnected process, Instead, we will collaborate on the idea of:

  • One Assessment
  • One Training Track
  • Shared Connections
  • Shared Multiplication
  • Multiple Resources
  • Shared Networks
  • Culturally Relevant Lens