Welcome to the V3 Movement

Learn a little bit more about the vision, values and people behind the work.

At the heart of developing a church planting movement is understanding that we serve a triune missionary God, who has sent us into the world to bless people and seek transformation.  We exist to help you start disciple-making churches that are a sign, foretaste and instrument of God’s kingdom.  If you want to find partners in the gospel, experience renewal, discover the latest resources in church planting with a movement mentality, learn from experienced planters and those gifted differently than you, and contribute to a larger movement, then contact us, and consider joining the V3 movement.

The good news of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has the power to change our lives, our communities and our world. We want to live lives that others would want to live, characterized by the fruit of the Spirit.  We encourage churches to engage in missional leadership that values apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers in a polycentric way. We value helping the whole family live on mission in a healthy way, and working with men and women planters and people from every ethnic background and class.  We are a sent people, joining God in the renewal of all things.

Vision. Voice. Viral. That is what the three v’s represent. At V3 we will help you discover your God-given vision by discerning your calling, mapping out your context and learning the gifts of your core team. By becoming a part of V3, you will also learn to find your unique voice of hope for your neighborhood and city.  Finally, you will gain an understanding on how to go viral, by planting more churches that help to grow a movement.

Meet the team

  • JR Woodward

    National Director

    Catalyst, planter, missiologist, activist, PhD student, blogger and author of Creating a Missional Culture.  Co-founder of the Ecclesia Network and Missio Alliance. Surfer, photographer, traveler, film lover. Read JR’s blog here.

  • Dan White Jr.

    Movement Developer and Coach

    Planting strategist, community diagnostician, speaker, co-founder Axiom Church, blogger and author of forthcoming book Subterranean. Enjoys football, conversation and community meals. Read Dan’s blog here.

  • Sang Shin

    People Groups Director

    Strategist, planter, catalyst, mobilizer. Founder of C3 Ministry Network. Enjoy swimming, traveling, reading and thinking. I have a passion to work with many different language groups.

  • Lori Ruffin

    Operations Manager

    Strategic planner, worship leader, encourager, and wife. I love helping individuals and organizations fulfill their God-given purpose. Passionate about singing, song-writing, consulting/encouraging, and family.

  • Mike Pumphrey

    Virginia Church Planting Coordinator V3

    Planted Awaken Church, Strategist, Coach, and Cultural Architect. Enjoys travel with family, sports, reading, and conversations reimagining the church. Blogger with V3.

Our Trustees


Rusty Coram

Pastor, New Hope Church – Lorton VA

Wayne Faison

Team Leader, Courageous Churches, Virginia Baptist Mission Board – Richmond, VA

Justin Fung

Pastor, The District Church – Washington D.C.

Josh Hayden

Pastor, First Baptist Ashland – Ashland, VA

Chuck Harrison

Director of Missions, Peninsula Baptist Association – Newport News, VA

Jay Lawson

Pastor, Warrenton Baptist Church – Warrenton, VA

Minh Ha Nguyen

Church Planter, International Community Church Research Manager, International Mission Board – Richmond, VA

David Olive

President, Bluefield College – Bluefield, VA

Michael Pumphrey

Church Planter, Pastor, Awaken Church, Church Planter Strategist, The Bridge Network – Virginia Beach, VA

Bill Reynolds

Senior Vice President, CBRA – Richmond, VA

John Upton

President of the Baptist World Alliance, Executive Director of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board – Richmond, VA

Freddy Villarreal

Pastor, Freedom of Life Church – Hampton, VA

Dee Whitten

Executive Director, NorthStar Church Network, Northern Virginia – Fredericksburg, VA