Drake De Long-Farmer on Building Teams amidst a Church Turnaround


Drake De Long-Farmer is the executive pastor at Gateway Church where he leads various teams  (including HOUSE PARTIES and our Pastoral Team), working with key staff and interns in ministry development and also oversees Gateway operations. Discipleship is at the core of his role and ministry teams.

Drake is a passionate Frenchman with a love for God and others. He loves to see people of all ages come to reach their full potential in Christ and to never ‘settle’ for less than what God would have for them. He is married to Carmen and has two boys, Davnn and Elijah.

Listen in to this episode to be challenged to build teams even in the middle of a church turnaround. It’s a practical and helpful conversation!

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Rich Birch
Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 18 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church - a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for it’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact. Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution.His latest book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church is an Amazon bestseller and is design to help your church reach more people in your community.