Help build up the Body of Christ

About us

Our Vision

Grow Churches is a worldwide ministry started by Jerry and Melanie Stone to START and STRENGTHEN churches around the globe. They do this through: 

  1.  Church planting
  2.  Bible schools
  3.  Leadership training
  4.  Traveling ministry
  5.  Resource development

The Stones travel and minister in nations around the world, teaching and being led by the Spirit to flow in God’s anointing. They work with existing ministries to come alongside and help build up the Body of Christ. 

Grow Churches started in 2010. Since then, people from over 100 countries have been to our site and thousands of downloads have been utilized.  

THANK YOU to those of you who partner and give to Grow Churches because without you, this would not be possible. We pray for you on a daily basis that God will bless and increase you. 

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Jerry Stone

Jerry Stone is a seasoned minister that travels internationally into Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Jerry and Melanie have a heart to reach the unreached in the end times. They work to train leaders and help plant churches, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) of the 1040 Window. Jerry loves Jesus and lives to serve Him. He loves people and seeing men and women know the Father, fulfill their purpose, and walk in their covenant blessings. Jerry’s experience includes planting churches and pastoring. He teaches in churches, Bible schools, conferences, and more. He honors the Word of God and ministers by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Jerry is a graduate from Rhema Bible Training Center and Life Christian University. Jerry and his wife, Melanie, were married in 1986, they have two daughters, a son-in-law, and several grandchildren. Jerry enjoys sports, history, sightseeing, a good chippy, and working outdoors. 

Melanie Stone

Melanie Stone is a partner to her husband, Jerry, in life and in ministry. She travels internationally with him, sharing a passion for training leaders and planting churches. In addition, Melanie senses a call to write and create Christian resources to share freely on with Christians around the world. She is currently working to have these resources translated into other languages so the resources can be utilized in other nations. Melanie has a published book called “Open,” a book about receiving from God. Melanie is a graduate from Rhema Bible Training Center and Life Christian University. Melanie believes in staying true to the Bible and pursuing the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Jerry and Melanie were married in 1986, they have two daughters, a son-in-law, and several grandchildren. Melanie enjoys art, graphic design, sightseeing, taking walks, and trying new recipes. 

Jerry and Melanie love God and they love people. Their desire is to share what God has graciously given to them to help grow the kingdom of God. As a ministry couple, Jerry and Melanie enjoy working as a team to reach out to people, encouraging men and women to go to the next level in God’s plan for their lives and ministry. Jerry and Melanie have experience at church planting, pastoring, missions, Bible schools and serving in a variety of supportive ministries. The Stones have been married since 1986 and have personally known God’s faithfulness through their own journey in their marriage, their family and through life. Jerry and Melanie have a heart to accept people at whatever stage of growth or restoration they are at.  They believe in pursuing the Holy Spirit and relying upon Him to accomplish God’s plan and purpose. Jerry is especially passionate about ministry team building and outreach strategies. Melanie is enthusiastic about sharing written Christian resources to assist churches in their ministry.

Statement of Faith

We believe in one God who is seen in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(Matthew 3:16,17; John 1:1,14; John 14:9; Genesis 1:2,26; John 4:24, John 10:30; John 14:16-20)


We believe in God the Father, Creator of all things visible and invisible.

(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)


We believe Jesus was born fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. 

(Philippians 2:7,8; John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; I John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38).


We believe that mankind was meant to have fellowship with God, but through Adam’s disobedience, sin separated us from God, our source of life.

(Isaiah 59:2; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12)


We believe that hell is a place that was made for Satan and his demons. Those who do not accept salvation will be thrown into the Lake of Fire without another chance for repentance.

(Matthew 25:41,Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20; Hebrews 6:1,2).


We believe that Jesus suffered and was crucified to pay the price for our sins and to undo the works of the devil. 

(I John 3:8; Galatians 3:13 Colossians 2:14,15).


We believe Jesus was buried and resurrected in bodily form on the third day.

(Luke 23:44-24:8; John 20:24-29; I Corinthians 15:3-8) 


We believe that salvation and forgiveness of sins is only received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:17; Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-19; I John 1:7-9).


We believe that when someone chooses to give their life to Christ, their spirit nature is made new and they receive eternal life. 

(II Corinthians 5:17; John 3:3-5; I John 5:12,13; John 3:16; Romans 10:9,10)


We believe that water baptism is an outward expression of the inward work of salvation.

(Romans 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:12)


We believe that Jesus ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father.

(Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1).


We believe that Jesus will return to the earth to judge both the living and the dead.

(Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11, 10:39-42; I Peter 4:5; I Thessalonians 4:16,17).


We believe in the Holy Spirit, who indwells every Christian. 

(John 15:26; John 16:5-15; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; II Timothy 1:14)


We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, an experience that empowers the Christian.

(Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)


We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit. 

(Mark 12:36; John 14:26, 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; I Corinthians 2:12-13; II Timothy 3:14-16; II Peter 1:20-21).


We believe that the Bible is final authority for all matters of faith and conduct.

(Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18, 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12).

Your Giving makes this and much more possible.

  • Your support plants churches.
  • Your support brings balance to Pastors and their families.
  • Your support leads thousands to Jesus.
  • Your Support reaches Unreached nations and tribes.
  • Your Support creates long Term Impact through local churches.
  • Your Support changes family Legacies.
  • Your Support IMPACTS Generations.
  • Your Support Transforms Nations.