Who is Reliant?

We were born in 1989 as a mission support agency for a small group of campus church planters. A lot's changed since then! (Less stonewashed jeans, for one).

Today we mobilize church planters and missionaries across like-minded missional groups and church-planting networks. As we've expanded our partnerships, we've adopted a new name. Yet our devotion to Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples..." remains. It's who we are.

Board Members

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Lead Pastor Vista Community Church

Board member since:2019

I serve Reliant because:I believe in the same vision and goal as Reliant and their ministry of church planting and reaching the next generation. Serving on the Reliant board gives me the privilege of applying who God has made me to be in a way that brings value to something that I feel is an important investment.

About Mike:Mike is lead pastor of a multi-site church in the suburbs of Columbus. He has been in ministry for 25 years, and he has been a part of planting 4 churches. Mike has an MBA from Regent University. Mike also serves on the Collegiate Church Network board and is the Collegiate representative to the Reliant board.