What if the Church Were The Missionary?
Every believer should own the Great Commission, not just the religious professional or vocational minister. Through the Kingdom DNA of KDSC (Kingdom, Disciple, Society, Church), we encourage everyone to use their job and talents to mobilize the word of God into the public square.
GlocalNet is a family of churches that exists to mobilize members, engage society, and create flourishing communities. We build and execute models with church planting in the public square to engage cities and nations. We start churches for the world!
In Person Training
Planting? Existing church pastor looking to mobilize members? Learn how to engage globally? If you’re ready to dive headfirst into the GlocalNet curriculum, then our in-person cohort training is perfect for you.
Whether you want to plant an attractional or organic church model, our training will equip you. Our training is not model-specific or denominational. We don’t want you to plant a better church, we want you to plant a different church!Find Next Cohort
A Family of Churches
GlocalNet represents thousands of pastors and hundreds of churches around the world.
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Pastor Bob is the founder of GlocalNet, a non-profit dedicated to mobilizing the church for transformation in the public square and co-founder of Multi-Faith Neighbors Network (MFNN), a multi-faith organization committed to creating international religious freedom through intentional cross-cultural relationships. Pastor Bob also started and led Northwood Church in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX for the past 34 years.
Over the past 20 years Bob has been a trailblazer in the multi-faith peacemaking and international religious freedom arenas, frequently being called upon by the U.S. Department of State, United Nations, U.S. Islamic World Forum, World Economic Forum, ambassadors, international royal families, diplomats, policy leaders and others for his groundbreaking work in this field. He seeks to build and execute a model whereby multi-faith and church planting combine to create flourishing cities. Dr. Roberts’ has had the honor of engaging in bridge-building efforts in Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Israel,Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Egypt, West Bank, Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and others.
He is the author of six books: Transformation, Glocalization, The Multiplying Church, Real Time Connection, Bold as Love and Lessons from the East. He has also been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Christianity Today, and other leading newspapers and publications.
Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctorate of Ministry), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity), and Baylor University (BA). He and his wife Niki have two children and three grandchildren.
Daniel has served as the Director of Operations since 2018. In this role, he works hard to grow the impact of GlocalNet both within the United States and around the world. Prior to this role, Daniel served as the Student Pastor at Northwood Church for many years.
Daniel is passionate about religious freedom issues and how the church engages the public square.
Born and raised in Texas, Daniel holds a B.A. in Marketing from Texas A&M and a MACE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Daniel and his wife, Paige, have two daughters.
Josh is a marketing and communications veteran with 15 years of experience in leading teams in corporate, retail, leisure, family entertainment, sports, and church communications. Prior to his role at GlocalNet, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Urban Air Adventure Parks, a top 100 fastest growing company and #1 in fastest growing in entertainment in US (2018-2020) with over 160 locations, where he also served on the Senior Leadership Team. He has also owned a boutique advertising agency, worked at Fox Sports as an associate producer and served as a communications pastor.
Josh has a strong passion to communicate mission through branding, strategy, process, design and storytelling. His background includes development and leadership in marketing strategy, sales funnels, customer acquisition, online customer experience, creative design, branding, content development, social media and creative direction.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Josh holds a B.A. in Communications and Design from the University of Central Oklahoma. Josh and his wife Misty moved to Texas in 2005 and have two children.
Fries (pronounced ‘Freeze’) has served over 21 years in ministry including 14 years as a Senior Pastor in Tennessee & Missouri. He also held roles as a Director of Ministry Development at LifeWay Christian Resources and has lived and worked as a Christian minister in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Micah is a fantastic communicator being a frequent guest speaker at churches and conferences and an author of several books including Islam & North America: Loving our Muslim Neighbors, Leveling the Church, and a commentary volume on Haggai and Zephaniah in the Christ-Centered Commentary Series.
He holds a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from The Baptist College of Florida. He is currently a Ph.D. student, studying North American Missiology at Southeastern Seminary.
As Director of Engagement, Fries will use his skills to help churches mobilize their members through domains to serve glocally (global & local). He will help plan and execute various initiatives that will see work expand into nations. He will also assist in other areas of GlocalNet including curriculum development, fundraising, recruitment, and grant writing.
John Thielepape has served as the Director of Missions for the Parker Baptist Association since 2006. The Parker Association serves Southern Baptist churches in Parker County, Texas on the western side of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
John was raised in Nashville, TN and now lives in Weatherford, TX with his wife of 32 years, Charlotte, a retired public educator. They have one daughter and two sons. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis on Faith Development Theory.
After college, John served as a Missionary Journeyman with the International Mission Board in Zambia. Since then, he has served as an Associate Pastor and Pastor at churches in Burleson, Cleburne, and Arlington before becoming Director of Missions.
In addition to planting churches in Parker County, the Parker Association has formed church planting partnerships in Vermont, New York City, and Vancouver, BC in its goal to expand God’s Kingdom wherever it might find an opportunity for influence.
John is certified in church consulting, mediation, and leadership development. He finds his greatest passion in helping people find their vocational purpose in Christ and serve him through the avenues of daily life.
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