FROM THE BEGINNING
A little over 10 years ago, a few American families immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Their vision was two-fold. First, they want to plant churches that shared Jesus and strengthened local Calgarian communities. Second, they desired to plant churches that planted church-planting churches. To date, they have planted three churches, starting with Southwinds Church in 2007. They added Junction Church in 2015 and Multiply Church in 2018.
Each church operates within distinct neighborhoods, enriching the community with activities like summer camps, block parties, and small groups. As they offer those things, they are able to initiate deeper conversations about faith and Jesus. They hope to see individuals and communities transformed by the love and grace Jesus offers to us all.
It also is their hope to plant even more churches going forward, which is why the churches’ pastors formed the Community Life Network. They envision an overarching organization that lays the groundwork for future church planters. Its primary work is to conduct community research, form relationships with Calgary city leaders, and provide church-planting resources and training.
PASTOR BO NEAL
Bo served as part of the initial core group that launched Southwinds Church and has been the Lead Pastor since 2009. He holds a bachelor degree from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary. He and his wife Rachel live in Cranston with their son and daughter.