The Network

The Eternity Matters Most Network trains men locally in Dallas and works with men across the country to become more effective missionaries and church planters in today’s plentiful mission field.  New men are constantly being added to the mix. As men are developed by Eternity Matters Most, some will launch missional church plants/communities in the local Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, while others will ultimately move to another American city where they have been led to plant a new church or serve as a missionary.   All the men in training and leadership are incredible people and gifted missionaries. They are extremely hard workers and are ideally gifted for a life of being a missionary and church planter.


Pastor Mark Schaefer

Pastor Mark Schaefer created and leads this Eternity Matters Most Network. Mark is a missionary in Dallas and also serves as the Lead Pastor of Water’s Edge Church in Frisco, Texas.  Mark is proud to be the Dallas catalyst for the Five Two Network.

Mark posts a daily devotion, which is geared for youth but good for everyone, which is entitled Ablaze4Youth. He also speaks at youth gatherings and leads seminars on missional living and leadership throughout the United States.


Anthony Celia

Anthony Celia is an extremely gifted song writer and worship leader. He helped start the EMM Network and is a key part of its leadership and success. Anthony created a missional student movement called The Station at the University of North Texas and continues to train and launch missional communities in North Texas.


Gary and Hannah PrindivilleGary Prindiville III

Gary is a missionary in Dallas and now leads the missional student movement at the University of North Texas and TWU called The Station Denton. The Station trains students how to be missionaries in their daily lives and contexts.  Gary also works with churches to develop a strategy for reaching and training their own young adults as missionaries.
Click here to learn more about what THE STATION DENTON is all about.


Karl Ashcraft

Karl serves as a missionary and church planter in training at The Crossing Church in Dallas. He spent the last four years in Hawaii as a missionary to the local Lutheran High school. God moved him, his wife, and daughter Micaiah to the Dallas area in the fall of 2011. He serves as the Worship Leader for The Crossing Church but is also being trained as a church planter as he serves in ministry in this new church plant as well. You can follow Karl on Twitter by clicking here.


Mark Hotopp

Mark Hotopp is a gifted worship leader, pastor, and music teacher. He has served as a pastor and missionary in Maryland and Texas since 2005. Mark and his wife Jenni married in 2001, and God has blessed them with five amazing children. They have recently launched and are leading our newest church and school start. Veritas Lutheran Church and School is located in Wylie, Texas. Click here for more info.


Sarah and James BarnardJames & Sarah Barnard

(READ UPDATE HERE) Sarah and James are currently serving with Youth With a Mission in Wollongong, Australia. They have a combined 25+ years of experience in full time missions. Sarah has a degree from Bethany Global University and has a passion for God’s Word. She works with a 9-month course called School of Biblical Studies, teaches different books of the Bible and mentors students. James is serving with an Event Management Ministry focused on bringing churches together in unity to reach out in their communities. They both have a passion to see people discipled in the Word. To understand their identity in Christ and how to reach out to others.


Will Kemp

Will Kemp is training to become a pastor and church planter in the Eternity Matters Most Network. Will and his wife, Heather, graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, where they discovered their mutual passion to reach the lost and the exiles of their generation. Will enjoys preaching, teaching and worshiping by playing the djembae (a Latin-African drum). Heather and Will are missionaries at heart who have enjoyed leading teams on short-term trips to Lima, Peru. To follow Will, check him out on facebook.


Are you the next missionary or church planter to be trained with EMM?

New men continue to engage and train with Eternity Matters Most all the time. If you would like to hear more about being part of the exciting training and mission happening in the Eternity Matters Most Network, please contact Mark Schaefer at

It takes eternity focused donors to make the training of such men possible, so please BOLDLY pray about becoming an Eternity Matters Most Partner.