About

In The Trenches

“In The Trenches” is a Podcast by everyday church planters for everyday church planters. This podcast is for lead church planters, people on church planting teams, or for anyone who just loves church planting! If you are in the trenches taking the Gospel into the darkest places in North America, then this podcast is for you!

Jared Huntley (Oshawa, Ontario) and Matt Hess (Pickering, Ontario) are average, everyday planters with the North American Mission Board who want to share what they are learning, with some fun stories along the way! They aren’t “experts”, but they are passionate about church planting and church planters and have a heart to see the world reached with the Gospel!

Jared Huntley

Jared hails from Austin, Texas but has been in Oshawa, Ontario for the past 3 years where he and his wife, Jen, planted Fellowship Oshawa with the North American Mission Board. Jared and Jen have a dog (Timbit) and a cat (Simba) and they are praying they will be able to have actual human children soon!

Matt Hess

Matt & his wife Arrica came to Pickering, Ontario to start Fellowship Pickering in 2013. Matt & Arrica were sent out of FBC Collierville, TN and they just recently celebrated the 100th baptism in the Fellowships Network of churches. Matt & Arrica have 4 beautiful children (human ones).

God gave Matt a vision to start a network that would plant 12 churches in 10 years. As of 2018, the Fellowships Network is gearing up to launch its fourth church plant!