About Us

Our Vision

To fulfill the great commission in our generation by transforming the way churches do missions. Our focus is to find, train, equip and send national Christian leaders from the least reached people groups to plant new self-governing, self-sustaining and reproducing churches among other least reached people groups.

Our Strategy

Our Strategy is to develop national leaders of church planting movements by teaching them to be designers and implementers rather than having it provided for them. We desire our church plants have national leaders and to be making progress towards being self-governing, self-sustaining and self-reproducing. We do recognize however this will require resources, both human and financial, from the west for an initial period of time.

Church Planting

Training, equipping and sending national workers focused on planting churches among the targeted people groups.

Teaching, Training, & Discipling

Equipping national leaders with a practical knowledge of God’s word to effectively care for those who need to see and experience the light and life of Jesus.

Biblical Soulcare

Providing people with encouragements and endurance through the use of scripture so that in their struggles with life’s most difficult issues they might find help and hope.

Our Board


       Taylor Katt

Taylor Katt grew up with a heart for ministry watching his grandfather who served as a minister and seminary professor. His father also served as a minister intermittently for decades. After spending time developing missions in Central America, Taylor learned the value and importance of the local church in reaching people with the gospel, and building a sustainable church community. 

After serving an enlistment of seven years in the U.S. Army, Taylor now works as mental health therapist with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and his family live on the West Side of Cincinnati and attend Christ the King Church in Cincinnati Ohio. Taylor is a great asset to the mission of The 1520 Coalition, and is grateful to be able to utilize his experience and skill-set in assisting with that mission.

Director & Board Member


 Steven Freeburne

Steve was the co-founder of the 15:20 Coaltion in 2011 and brings experience to the 15:20 Coaltion Board of Directors as an executive with Dow Corning Corporation where he served as an Executive Director of Science and Technology for four years. In terms of ministry experience, Steve was part of a small team that planted a church in Northern Kentucky in 1993, eventually serving full time in several positions such as Teaching Elder, Direction of Student ministries, pastor of Missions, Small Groups, Counseling and Finance. He is a certified Biblical counselor through ACBC.

Steve pastors and leads The 1520 Coalition home services, is the head of the Biblical Soulcare counseling ministry, as well as in charge of The 1520 Coalition's global church planting.

President, Founder, Pastor & CEO


Dr. Chris Gnanakan

Chris brings a practical knowledge of global outreach to the 15:20 Coalition Board of Directors. As the Education & Training Director of Outreach to Asian Nationals (OTAN), Chris has served since 2010 and is leading OTAN in doing what others “Don’t, Won’t and Can’t.” His vision is to disciple national leaders to create their own church planting movements through targeting the least-reached people groups within closed, restricted, and limited access countries. Chris has a heart for training theological missions leaders to engage Biblical truths in effective, innovative ways that will transform both individual lives and the global church. Chris is also Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies and Global Studies at Liberty University School of Divinity in Lynchburg, VA, where he is actively serving as a bridge between theology and missions in the college age generation. You can follow Chris on his blog at https://chrisgnanakan.wordpress.com/

Co-Founder & Consultant


Jeff Walchshauser

Jeff is passionate about following the Great Commission to make disciples and to see churches planted around the globe.  He is the husband of a godly wife (Anjanette), the father of four wonderful children (Grace married to Tim, Beth, Anika and Joseph), and the Senior Pastor of a gracious church family at Fellowship Bible Church in Russellville, AR.  Jeff has served as an Army Officer, an engineer and in parachurch family ministry before God called him to complete his Master of Divinity degree and become a pastor.  Jeff is excited to be part of The 1520 Coaltion, planting churches in hard to reach places, and expanding its church and Soulcare community here in the United States.

Director & Board Member