For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

1 Corinthians 1:22-24

Meet the Piphers

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Brooks and Amanda Pipher met on a Florida school bus when they were both in the eighth grade, and are high school sweethearts. Brooks is a graduate of the Florida Atlantic University School of Business, and Erskine Theological Seminary. He has served as an intern at Christ Community ARPC in Florida, and as pulpit supply at Mount Zion ARPC in New Brunswick, Canada. Brooks was ordained to gospel ministry in November, 2016. 

When Brooks was studying at Erskine Theological Seminary, in 2011, he and Amanda found an opportunity to worship on a Lord’s Day with a church plant in the Florida Presbytery. Seeing that church, meeting in a hotel conference room, with new believers so excited for the things of God, it changed the course of Brooks’ ministry. The Lord used that worship service to spark a passion in Brooks and Amanda for church planting.

What is the Vision for Brooks' Explorer Year?

Florida’s Palm Beach and Broward counties, if combined, would have a greater population than 20 US states. Brooks and Amanda are exploring cities and neighborhoods in both counties with the goal of beginning a new church planting work to the glory of God.

Prayer Requests

I. For wisdom and discernment as we hone in on a target area and people.

II. For fruitful connections to be made with God’s people and the lost.

III. For God to send leaders for a core group.

IV. For protection against the schemes of the evil one.

In the past ten years...

ONA has financially supported 27 interns who served at local churches
before going on to lead in the church in some capacity for a total of


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