Reach Northeast is dedicated to planting churches in the Northeast and beyond. Reach Northeast provides training and coaching for planters through planters coaching groups and a church planting residency. The organization also seeks to facilitate key connections and relationships through a Multipliers Fellowship and through local Catalyst groups for pastors.

Click here for a list of Reach Northeast churches.



We will plant churches anywhere there is a need,  but the northeastern United States is our primary area of focus. There are 60 million people within the 25 major northeastern cities. These areas are some of the most unchurched parts of the world, in desperate need of life-giving churches.


  • Reproduce churches planted in these major cities.
  • Assist churches to become parent churches for the very first time.
  • Plant in the most difficult cities and with the most unlikely church planters.
  • Create life — not just churches, but life-giving churches.


Parent a Church

The focus of Reach Northeast is to encourage churches to parent their first church. We hope that the primary way new churches will be planted is by our coming along side of churches who have never reproduced before, so that we can help them plant their first of many new churches.

Partner with RNE

Reach Northeast will become an active partner in every way during the journey. For an approved church plant, we will provide coaching, training, and even some matching funds to help the new church get established.

Plant a Church

At the very least we want to be able to pray for the new pastor by name and back them up through personal encouragement. At most, we will provide them with a spiritual covering and be their parent church through the entire process.


We also want to be able to track, coach, encourage, and improve the process. The parent church may be the primary force in managing the process for the planter and this new church plant, but we want to work with them in this step-by-step launch.


Jeff Leake

Jeff Leake has served as the Lead Pastor of Allison Park Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. for more than 25 years. He is an author of five books, including Power for Life, which explores why every believer needs to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. Jeff has helped to plant 30 new churches over the last twenty years, and many of these churches have reproduced to create a movement of well over 100 new churches. He and his wife, Melodie, have been married for 30 years and have five children and one grandchild.

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