Our History

SWCP is actively creating pathways to discover, develop and deploy leaders to start healthy reproductive churches. Eric Oleson, who has served as the SWCP Director of Assessment, is also serving as the Director in addition to leading God’s House, which he planted in 2001.

SWCP was founded in 2003 by Dave Reynolds. After planting and daughtering churches in Southern California from 1991-2003, he was invited to the Northwest to launch a church planting center and to teach church planting at Multnomah Bible School. Northwest Church Planting (NWCP) saw over 100 churches emerge. In 2003, God called Dave back to Southern California to plant another church…and another church planting center. He launched Chorus Church in 2004  and immediately made plans for launching Southwest Church Planting (SWCP). Dave currently serves as the National Church Multiplication Team Leader for The Alliance and Western Church Planting Alliance Coordinator. Eric Oleson currently leads SWCP and serves as the Church Planting Director for the South Pacific District.