80% or the population in North America lives in metro areas, and only 20% of our UPCI churches are there.  For over 25 years, Metro Missions has established a proven track record of reaching our cities.  Of the 39 Metro Missionaries who have completed deputation and  arrived onsite, 28 have  established UPCI churches.  That is a 71% success rate!  Those 28 Metro Missionaries have, in  turn, planted 27 UPCI daughter works!  That is 55 churches total, or a 141% success rate!

Here's how it works:  

  • A minister is called by God to plant a church in a pre-approved metro city.

  • The minister is approved through the District Board in which he/she desires to plant the church. Next, approval is sought from the North American Missions Committee.

  • The approved missionary raises financial support by partnering with churches around North America.

  • The missionary plants a church!

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If we don’t reach our cities, we won’t reach North America.
— Steve Hanson

Rev. Steve Hanson is the Metro Missions Coordinator.  Pastor Hanson planted the "Pentecostals of Portland, Oregon" over 25 years ago, and continues to pastor this revival church.  He has a passion for cities, and a vision to reach all of North America's underchurched metro areas.

 Steve Hanson

Steve Hanson