Jim Townsley and his wife, Janet, founded Central Baptist Church in 1975. Under his leadership the church began Central Christian Academy in 1984, New England School of the Bible in 1992, and New England Baptist College in 2004. Pastor Townsley is the author of several books and a leader in church planting, holding conferences nationwide.

Articles by Jim Townsley

So, You Want to Start a Church?

A Good Start Requires Thorough Planning

Building Momentum

Enthusiasm Is Invaluable When Starting a Church

The Importance of Longevity in Church Planting

Don’t Miss the Blessings That Come with Faithfulness

10 Thoughts on Supporting Missionaries

Every Church Should Have a Plan for Their Missions Program

What Is Your Vision for Church Planting?

Church Planters Need a Healthy Dose of Vision

Keep it Simple

Unnecessary Complexity Is Harmful

6 Reasons I Always Give an Invitation

Invitations Give People an Opportunity to Respond to the Holy Spirit

Stepping out in Faith

Trust God Even When You Can’t See How it Will Work Out

Supporting Church Planters in America

Giving Church Planters a Boost Helps Them Get Momentum Going

Using Gospel Tracts

Tracts Are a Wonderful Tool for Soulwinners