About Us


Planting RVA is a collaborative effort to join churches, organizations, ministries, and denominations to plant and revitalize gospel-centered churches within the greater Richmond, Va. area.

Founded in 2015, community meetings were held throughout the greater Richmond area with directors, pastors, church planters, missionaries, entrepreneurs, and church leaders to assess and locate areas of dire need for the gospel. As well, the task revealed another great need—revitalization. A network was formed and is still growing.

Planting RVA is dedicated to assisting leaders to communicate, fellowship, and work together in a region-wide collaborative cohort. We also strive to edify, support, and intentionally think kingdom-minded. Our goal is to encourage active Great Commission engagement—this includes church revitalization, church planting, leadership training, and social justice advocacy.

If you’re not within the Richmond, Va. area, we can  also arrange to assist you, your ministry, city, or church.

If you’d like more information or to be listed among our email list, connect with the founder, Matt Fretwell mfret@plantingrva.org