About Home Missions
Planting the Gospel
Who We Are
Planting Free, Living and Lutheran congregations.
The Home Missions Department serves as the church planting ministry of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
The AFLC family consists of about 270 congregations within the United States, as well as congregations in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India and Uganda. Our fellowship is rooted in the 16th century Reformation, and shaped by revivals that swept across Scandinavia, and into America.
Our structure is simple. Each congregation is autonomous, joyfully submitting to God’s Word and Spirit, yet joined together to multiply our efforts. We link arms and work together to operate a Bible College and Seminary, send and support missionaries around the world, equip our youth at regional and national conferences, and plant churches together.
PASTOR ANDY COYLE
HOME MISSIONS DIRECTOR
Pastor Andy Coyle serves as AFLC Home Missions Director, and also as Pastor of Shiloh Free Lutheran Church. Before planting Shiloh Church, Rapid City, SD in 2015, he previously served as a full-time missionary in Ukraine from 2011-2015, and in pastoral ministry from 2008-2011. He holds an M.Div. from the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MN, and a B.S. in Intercultural Studies from Northwestern University, St. Paul, MN. Pastor Andy and his wife, Monica, are so grateful for their six children, and they love doing life and ministry together.
HOME MISSIONS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Julia has served as the Administrative Assistant for Home Missions since May 2022. She grew up in the country near Fosston, MN with her older brother and older sister. She now has two little nephews whom she adores. After high school graduation, Julia attended Free Lutheran Bible College. She has had a love of missions from a young age but was brought into church planting through an internship in San Antonio, TX. She is grateful that the Lord is using her in this role within Home Missions.
HOME MISSIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Home Missions Board of Directors serves under the authority of the AFLC Home Missions Corporation, which is accountable to the greater Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
Dana Hagen– Chairman
Matthew Ballmann – Vice-Chair
Jeremy Zeltinger – Treasurer
Jonathan Langness – Secretary