What is the AACPF?

It is a continuing fund and ongoing venture for the Richmond area to see the Gospel continue to go into African American communities. Planting churches has been the history of God’s people since Jesus gave us the great commission to go into all the world and make disciples. (Matthew 28:18-20)

Why establish the AACPF?

There aren’t many African American Teaching Elders or Pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The need for African Americans in leadership is more and more recognized across the PCA, so there is a lot of opportunity and competition for African American pastors. We need to be well funded to be competitive as these leaders seek God’s direction and to provide a strong base of support for their church plants. Along with the biblical mandate, we have the PCA’s General Assembly overture of 2016 which recommits the PCA to racial reconciliation.

The African American Church Planter Fund seeks to fund African American led church plants in the James River Presbytery. As of today, $213,350 has been given to the Fund.


Brochure about the AACPF (PDF)

How can you and your congregation participate with AACPF?


Pray for your local church, that you will seek to fulfill the biblical mandate to share the gospel across social, economic and racial barriers.

Pray for our denomination, that we will follow through on our commitment to look more like the church we see in Revelation 7.

Pray for AACPF, that we would have the funding to draw African American Pastors to our area and become a known, attractive destination for those interested in planting African American and cross-cultural or multi-ethnic churches.


Consider Giving

An individual or church can give at a level appropriate for how God has blessed you materially. New gifts given to the AACPF before December 31, 2022 will be matched through a generous grant, up to a total of $7,500.

Donate to the African American Church Planter Fund

If you would prefer to send a check, please make the check payable to West End Presbyterian Church, include "AACPF" in the memo line, and mail to:

African-American Church Planter Fund
West End Presbyterian Church
9008 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA 23229