Between 2010 and 2021, Plant SoCal has started over 100 churches in SoCal. These have been urban, suburban, and in some cases, even rural churches. They have held services in a variety of languages- English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean- to name a few. Despite planting more churches in SoCal than any other organization, it is not enough.

By 2050, California will need an estimated 10,000 more churches to keep pace with the population growth. Plant SoCal is committed to planting 250 churches in the next ten years. In order to accomplish this, we have a created a unique process just for SoCal planters.


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To see how you may fit into church planting, take a FREE 15 minute assessment. Click the link below and do the Initial Screening Assessment. Once completed, you will receive a copy of the report and Plant SoCal will follow up with you.

These downloads will provide you with further information on planting a church or parenting a church plant:

Click the button below to view our list of partners to help resource church planters.

Meet the team.

Frank Wooden

Plant SoCal Director
Frank Wooden has been the Director of Plant SoCal for the past 8 years. He formerly served as the Lead Pastor of San Diego Hope Church where he helped to start 7 new churches in three years. He has a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. He is married to Desiree, a charter school administrator.

Tin Truong

Assistant Director, Ethnic Planting
Tin Truong escaped Vietnam and came to the United States in 1987. He has a Masters of Bible and Theology from Bethesda University. Tin is married to Diane. Tin has been a successful businessman, owning 10 different business over the years. In 2016, he planted Viet-American Full Gospel Church in Garden Grove, a now thriving church.
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We have partnered with some great organizations to resource church planters:
Coaching, digital resources, sermon branding and more
Computers and other tech products.
Visit any Apple store and let them know you are with the SoCal Network Assemblies of God, Customer #73883987837337
Signs, banners, direct mail, social reach, and more
Generosity and stewardship resources, ebooks
Equipment, trailers for portable locations

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