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.


Matt Elkins

Matt Elkins

Program Director

Matt is currently serving with his wife Katharine and 4 children (Hannah, Abigail, Josiah, and Caleb) in the Reliant office as the Southwest Field Director. Matt's role includes recruiting, training, and coaching for Reliant partners and missionaries. In addition to this, Matt also serves as an elder at Christ City Church in Dallas, TX. Prior to this role, the Elkins family served in Nagoya, Japan as missionaries with Reliant. The Elkins are currently back in Dallas tending to the health of one of their children, but continue to have a huge heart for the people of Japan.