Gailyn’s Profile

Gailyn Van Rheenen is a Facilitator of Church Plantingfor Mission Alive. In this role he serves as the chairman of the board of Mission Alive and as its executive director. He is used by God to surface church planters, work with partnering churches, organize and partially facilitate the Theology and Strategy labs, and coach and encourage church planters.    Spouse: Becky Van Rheenen

Hometown: Carrollton, Texas

Favorite Things to Do on a Saturday afternoon:

  • Walk or exercise with my wife Becky
  • Call our grandchildren

  Favorite Authors:

  • Hugh Halter
  • Matt Smay
  • Alan Hirsch
  • Alan Roxburgh
  • Scott Boren
  • N.T. Wright
  • Darrell Guder
  • Marjorie J. Thompson
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Favorite Bible Verse: Exodus 15:11 – After the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian captivity, Moses praised God, saying,

“Who among the gods is like you, O LORD ?
       Who is like you—
       majestic in holiness,
       awesome in glory,
       working wonders?”

When asked how his role with Mission Alive emanates from or fulfills his calling, Gailyn says, “I have been called and used by God as an apostolic church planter and eventually as a trainer of other church planters..”

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