A self-described visioneer, George left a 22-year ministry in Snohomish, WA, to become a catalyst for multiplying churches in the Northwest. Since 2002 he has led a regional church planting association in the Northwest to start 25 new churches in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.
George leads church planting assessment teams for more than 10 associations across the country. His extensive coaching, consulting and management experience in church growth and church planting has taken him across the U.S. and around the world. His work has included projects in the US and internationally in the Dominican Republic, Far East Russia, the Philippines, Liberia, Mongolia, New Zealand and British Columbia. A self-described visioneer, George is pursuing a dream to plant 100 new churches in the Northwest.
Born in Portland, OR, George has lived his entire life in the Northwest. After graduating from high school in Anacortes, WA (’74) he trained for pastoral ministry at Puget Sound Christian College in Seattle, WA (BA/78). He began his graduate studies in the School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary and has earned degrees from Pepperdine University (MA/85) and Northwest Graduate School (D.Min,/2000).
George and his wife, Dottie, have six children and seven grandchildren. His favorite hobby is building and paddling sea-kayaks.