Our Core Values

At Connect Church we have 5 core values that we believe are crucial to the culture of who we are as a church. Loving People, Encouraging Worship, Generous Hearts, Inspiring Word and Transforming Lives.

Pastor Adam from Connect Church of Abilene Baptizing a believer

Loving People

Encouraging Worship

Kirk House & Monique Rosario Trinidad singing praise and worship music at Connect Church of Abilene
We love our team here at Connect Church of Abilene, our volunteers are what makes this church work!

Generous Hearts

Inspiring Word

Pastor Adam Edwards of Connect Church of Abilene
Pastor Adam Edwards of Connect Church of Abilene praying for healing for a church member

Transforming Lives

Meet Our Pastors

Adam & Farrah Edwards

Senior Pastors of Connect Church of Abilene Adam and Farrah Edwards

Adam and Farrah Edwards are the Senior Pastors at Connect Church of Abilene. Adam is a 2001 graduate of Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In the past 15 years of their ministry they have served as Senior Pastors, Associate Pastors, Youth Pastors, and Children’s Pastors.


“In June of 2016, God asked us to move to Abilene to start a life-giving church, and we accepted the call.”


After two years of preparation, they launched Connect Church of Abilene in September 2018.


“God brought us an amazing group of people together to launch CCA. We are having fun and serving at the same time.”


The group is still growing and you could be a part of this team! If you would like more information about us, simply go to our Contact page and fill out the form. You will be contacted after that and hopefully we will get to meet you in person soon! 

Edwards Clan
Edwards Clan
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Edwards kids
Edwards kids
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Baptism Sunday 9/30/18
Baptism Sunday 9/30/18

Aaron wanted his dad to baptize him at Connect Church.

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Meet Our Team

Amanda Butler

Executive Pastor

Amanda Butler is the Executive Pastor of Connect Church of Abilene.
JB Butler is the Associate Pastor of Connect Church of Abilene.

JB Butler

Associate Pastor

Junior and J'Lynn Bishop

The Connection - Youth Pastors

Junior and J'Lynn Bishop are the Youth Directors of the Connect Church of Abilene's Youth Ministry, The Connection for 6th-12th Graders
Julia Brecheen is the Children's Director of Connect Church of Abilene.

Julia Brecheen

Children's Director

Christy Ivy

Multi-Media & Website Director

Christy Ivy is the Multi-Media and Website Director of the Connect Church of Abilene
Rachael Walker is the Executive Assistant at Connect Church of Abilene.

Rachael Walker

Executive Assistant

Meet Our Board Members

Laura Howard

Chris Chastang

Russell Zachry

Laura Howard is the Administrator of Connect Church of Abilene
Chris Chastang is a part of the Connect Church of Abilene Board.
Russell Zachry is a part of the Connect Church of Abilene Board.

Larry Payne

Larry Payne is a part of the Connect Church of Abilene Board.

Shane Wenger

Pastor of Elvt Church

Pastor of Elvt Church, Shane Wenger is a part of the Connect Church of Abilene Board.

Our Overseer Board

Darian & Tyra Rains

Pastors of YourPlaceChurch

Darian & Tyra Rains, Pastors of YourPlaceChurch are our Overseers.

Shane & Sandy Wenger

Pastors of Elvt Church

Shane & Sandy Wenger, Pastors of Elvt Church, are our Overseers.

ARC 2021 End of the Year Report

ARC 2021 End of the Year Report

We wanted to send you this message to say THANK YOU. Thank you for your continued support and for believing in our vision to see a thriving church in every community, reaching people with the message of Jesus.

Because of your investment and your prayers, you helped plant 64 new churches this year! More than 15,000 people attended these new churches on launch day, and 500 people gave their lives to Jesus! Praise God! These churches are already making a significant impact in their communities, and you are a part of that.

This brings the total number of churches planted through ARC to 994 churches over the past 20 years. And right now, we have 78 couples currently training and preparing to launch in the next year. Stay tuned because we are getting ready to surpass our 1,000th church plant in January, and we are going to celebrate big time!

Of course, we are not stopping there. There are cities and even states that still need life-giving churches. We need your continued support until every community has a thriving church. Thank you for being a part of our story. There is no us without you.

Visit our website to meet this year's church planters, learn more about your impact, and download graphics, slides, and video to share in your church service.