Winfield Bevins has a passion for equipping others to spread the gospel in their own context. He serves as the Director of Asbury Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative. He is also canon for church planting for the Diocese of the Carolinas. As a seasoned practitioner, he has used his experience to train leaders from diverse backgrounds on three different continents. He frequently speaks at conferences, churches, seminaries and retreats on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books, including Plant: A Sower’s Guide to Church Planting and Grow at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Family Discipleship. His writings have appeared in numerous places such as Christianity Today. As an author, one of his passions is to help others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for spiritual formation and mission.

As a follower of Christ, his primary ministry is being a devoted husband and father. He and his wife Kay, have three beautiful girls Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline. They live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky. 

In addition to authoring books, Winfield writes for the following websites:


PLANT: A Sower’s Guide to Church Planting

Are you interested in starting a church, but don’t know where to begin? Plant: A Sower’s Guide to Church Planting helps answer foundational questions about the “what” and “why” of church planting. Rather than presenting models or programs, Plant offers essential seeds for exploring the process of starting a new church. Written for a wide range of people, including those exploring church planting for the first time and those right on the cusp of launch, this highly practical book will be an invaluable resource as you explore the exciting world of church planting.

“Winfield Bevins is a fresh voice with new insights and solid church planting experience. His insights are worth your time!” – Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research

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