jim hatch

church planter development director

mission to north america

st. louis, mo

With church planting still the single most effective evangelism method, the need for godly, capable church planters is enormous. Jim travels extensively, identifying and investing in potential church planters. He challenges churches and presbyteries to plant churches and pastors to consider planting. Further, he visits seminaries regularly, speaking, engaging seminary students about ministry and church planting, and conducting Church Planting Readiness Seminars on campuses. His work with students also includes personal career counseling, encouraging and communicating regularly through email and phone. He also works with presbytery and church leaders to enhance their own development of church planting leadership.


Jim’s experience of 50 years of marriage and ministry, including a broad pastoral ministry, church planting, serving as Assistant Coordinator of MNA and on staff at Covenant Seminary, enables him to minister effectively to formative seminary students and young pastors.


Mission to North America is the home missions arm of the Presbyterian Church in America and, while focused primarily on enabling the PCA to start new churches, MNA assists the churches and presbyteries of the PCA in a broad array of ministries such as English as a Second Language (ESL), Disaster Relief, Special Needs Ministry and Ministry to State.


Updated May 2015

Email: jhatch@pcanet.org

Website: www.pcamna.org

Phone: 314-308-4226

Liaison: Cindy Cai


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