Top 25 Mission-minded Church Leaders & Influencers to Follow

by Church Resource Team on April 29, 2016

Leading a church that is missions focused, Kingdom-minded and passionate about caring for the poor and oppressed in your community and around the world is tough work.  We wanted to share this list of top mission-minded pastors and leaders on Twitter that we think will encourage you as you lead your church.

This list was put together by members of our Church Resource Team and is a compilation of our favorite follows.  These are a list of people that tweet helpful content about leadership, missions, discipleship, culture, and world events.  

We're sure we’ve missed some of your favorites, so please share with us who you think we should add by tweeting @wv_churches.

Church Leaders

Eugene Cho
Pastor of Quest Church in Seattle, author of Overrated, and founder of Ones Day Wages

Greg Holder  
Pastor of The Crossing Church in St. Louis, MO and co-founder of Advent Conspiracy

Jeff Vanderselt  
Teacher at Doxa Church and founder of Saturate

Mark Batterson 
Lead Pastor at National Community Church in DC and Author of Circle Maker and If

Brenda Salter McNeil 
Preacher at Quest Church, author and professor

Tim Keller 
Founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and City to City

Erwin McManus 
Pastor of Mosaic Church in LA and author of The Artisan Soul

Willow Creek Association 
They tweet resources every day that will make you a better leader 

Mission Minded Influencers

Rich Stearns 
President of World Vision USA and Author of The Hole in Our Gospel and Unfinished

Brian Fikkert 
Founder of the Chalmers Center, professor of economics and community development at Covenant College and author of When Helping Hurts

Ken Wystma 
Founder of the Justice Conference and author of Pursuing Justice

Founder of Verge Network, speaker and passionate advocate

Lynne Hybels 
Advocate of global engagement

Jeremy Courtney 
Leader of Preemptive Love, living in Iraq, and author of Preemptive Love

Soong-Cha Rah
Associate professor at North Park Theological Seminary, author of The Next Evangelicalism and other books, World Vision Board Member

Jen Hatmaker
Blogger and author of For the Love, Interrupted, Seven, and other books

Tom Lin
InterVarsity USA Vice President and Director of Urbana Student Missions Conference

Stephan Bauman
President of World Relief

David Platt
President of the IMB, founder of Radical, and author of Radical, and several other books

Christine Caine
Founder of the A21 Campaign & Propel Women


Cultural Influencers

Gabe Lyons
Founder of Q, author of Good Faith, and other books

David Kinnaman
President of Barna, Author of Good Faith, and other books

Christian hip hop artist and spoken word poet

Ann Voskamp
Author of One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift

Cameron Strang
Founder and CEO of Relevant Media Group

Ed Stetzer
Director of Lifeway Research, author, and pastor


Who else should we add to the list? Let us know by tweeting @wv_churches
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