The Prestonwood Network

The Prestonwood Network exist to equip and encourage pastors while working together to plant and revitalize churches. 

Established in 2011 under the leadership of Dr. Jack Graham, the Prestonwood Network exists to resource and encourage pastors while working together to plant and revitalize churches. The Network is relationship-based and consists completely of Kingdom partnerships including: former Prestonwood staff that are now lead pastors, pastors that have a relationship with Prestonwood Church, and church plants that have been supported in the past. These are all part of the Prestonwood Network.

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One of the darkest valleys I’ve ever had to walk was when my father was fatally wounded in the parking lot of his hardware store back in the summer of 1970. A shoplifter came in and violently bludgeoned my father with a hammer. My father laid for 10 days on life support at a local hospital, but he never recovered consciousness. My father’s death was the most devastating time of my life…

We recently celebrated our 4-year birthday at WALK Church and praise God, we have so much to celebrate and thank Him for! Within our 4 years of planting, we have seen over 100 people respond to the gospel by faith and take their next step of baptism. We have also seen God use us to bring hope, encouragement, and resources to a public school in our city, Schofield Middle School…

Last month (October) was Pastor Appreciation Month, and just as we should be appreciating our pastors every month, we also need to appreciate our lay pastors, teachers and ministers of the Gospel. They are our nursery workers, third-grade small-group leaders, class outreach coordinators, ushers, media team and parking crew. All of them are making an eternal difference…

The most important decision made at a church is not what but who. The process of hiring staff at a church is paramount to its health and well-being. Churches should not just “hire” staff but should prayerfully bring on ministers who are called by God to join a staff team and a church body. Hiring the wrong person will not only cost the church financially, but it will also cause chaos and dysfunction…

Few subjects today occupy more attention and debate in our culture than the millennial generation. Generally, these are adults who were born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s. In terms of population, millennials are the largest generation in our country today, and it would seem they are, fairly or unfairly, critiqued, analyzed and scrutinized more than any previous generation, perhaps…

It’s easy to grasp the benefits of a visionary leader who can see what can be, to instill belief in others. That fires us up! Clearly, leaders need to be able to attract and build relationships with people to shepherd and lead them…And while a leader being described as “strategic” may be heard less frequently, all of us have benefitted from a well-determined plan/process to ensure mission achievement…

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” The Scripture tells us that Psalm 90 is a psalm of Moses. This is interesting to note given all that Moses endured and experienced in his life. Few men who have ever lived could more adeptly testify to the importance of numbering their days. Moses was a veteran leader who had to courageously trust God by faith time and again…

Behind every face on television, every voice on the radio, every giant in business or politics, there is a story. There are roots. They weren’t just born shining stars—they had to get into the sky first. As the cliché goes, “You’ve got to start somewhere!” But what’s most interesting to me is how much someone changes—or doesn’t—when he or she reaches even a little success…

When I trusted Jesus, I was one of the people who would say, I love Jesus, but I don’t love the Church. The Church seemed like a bad idea. I thought things like, “Certainly there are better ways to reach the world than ‘that’ (i.e., what I saw in the Church).” As I grew in my faith, with mentors and a greater understanding of God’s Word, I learned that the Church is God’s “Plan A” for reaching the world…

Organizing all the areas of our lives can make a positive difference, even in our personal lives. One of the benefits of living an organized life is that we are better able to see gaps in the lifestyle we aspire to. I try to make a habit each day to read. Reading is fun, but if I do not have a plan and goals for selecting books I am reading, what time of day I am reading, and how long I am reading…