Cane Bay
Church Plant

The Need

The Cane Bay community is 45 minutes northwest of Charleston, SC. Cane Bay continues to experience explosive population growth as companies continue to build and expand facilities in the greater Charleston area (see map below). 4,000 of the 10,000 homes in Cane Bay have been built as well as its own schools, YMCA, shopping center and more. Our heart’s desire is to plant a PCA church in this community in order to reach these families with the gospel. We will begin to lay the groundwork in Jan. 2020 in order to launch worship early in 2021.


Our Vision

Adopted >> Connected >> Growing >> Serving

The church Planter

Nathan Francis

Nathan grew up in Richmond, VA. He attended Virginia Tech and served with the Navigators campus ministry and spent two summers in Japan. After graduation, he worked in the IT industry for a dozen years before completing his ministry degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He was then called as the Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach in Asheville, NC. He and his wife, Lori, have four daughters; ages 17, 13, 11, and 5. They now live in Cane Bay laying the groundwork for a new church.


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We have created a budget (for the year of groundwork and the first 3 years after the church launches) to cover all the costs of the church—everything from worship rental space to my living expenses. Our total need is $13,800 per month for 3 years. God provided 10% from the Lowcountry Presbytery, we are asking God for partner churches and individuals at the following amounts to raise the remaining $12,500 per month for 3 years ($450,000).
Please prayerfully consider being a part of this exciting work!

Funding to Date

Another 10% will let us start

God has been steadily providing 65% of our support need over the past 3 months of support raising! Our heart’s desire is to get to the starting line and begin laying the groundwork for the church as soon as possible, but we cannot start until we have pledges for 75% of our needed support. If God provides another 10% (1%=$140 monthly/3 years or $5,000 one-time gift) we can start. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us to establish this new church. 

How to Give Financially

We have established an account through the PCA’s Mission to North America. All gifts are tax deductible with no processing fee and 100% of your support going directly to the Cane Bay Church Plant. You can give monthly gifts, annual gifts, or a one-time gift.

There are three ways for you to invest in the Cane Bay Church Plant:

1. By Mail
Mail your donation to:
Mission to North America
PO Box 890233
Charlotte, NC 28289-0233

Please make your checks payable to Mission to North America. Include in the memo line: Francis, Nathan – Cane Bay

2. Online
Make your donations online by credit card and/or set up a recurring donation:

3. Donate Stock
For information how to donate stock through Mission to North America, please visit MNA’s website at​ for information or contact MNA directly at [email protected] or (678) 825-1213.

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