Church Planting Residency


Meet Connection Church Richmond Hill! 

My name is Patrick O’Tuel and this is my wife Kathryn. We have four kids - Luke, Emma, Rory, and Camryn. And we are excited to announce that we are planting Connection Church in Richmond Hill, Ga!


Richmond Hill is a thriving community located right outside of Savannah. It doesn’t take long to fall in love with this city. It’s southern charm, rich history, outstanding educational opportunities, outdoor adventures, and great local seafood reel you right in. Also, it has seen tremendous growth and continues to grow like crazy. In the next 8 years, Bryan County’s population is projected to increase by 26%. And based off the most current census, there are over 20,000 unchurched people within the 6-mile radius of Richmond Hill.  And where there are lost people… there is a huge need for Gospel-centered churches. And that’s exactly why we are so excited to plant a mission driven church in this community.

Connection Church Richmond Hill will be all about one thing: Connecting People to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. This will be the motivation for everything we do. Our church will be characterized by 5 priorities:

                                                                                                                               We will be Gospel Centered. 

                                                                                                                               We will be Bible Rooted.

                                                                                                                               We will be Mission Driven.

                                                                                                                               We will be Spirit Led.

                                                                                                                               We will be Real and Authentic.

My wife and I have served in ministry for 18 years and served the last 13 of those in the Savannah area at Countryside Baptist Church, in Guyton, Ga. We love this area! We are excited to get to know the people of Richmond Hill. We are excited to continue to raise our family here. And we are really excited to see God continue to transform lives. The Gospel is the only catalyst for real life change! 

We need your help!!

Church planting is not something we can do alone. It takes a team. God is already building a team that will launch Connection Church Richmond Hill later this year. We cant wait for you to meet them!!

Want to get involved?

There are 3 ways we are asking people to help: 

       You can pray! Prayer is the most important thing you can do for us. 

       You can give! We would love for you to partner with us financially.

       You can go! We would love for you to join our team. 

Or if you know anyone in the Richmond Hill area, we would love for you to connect us with them.

For Christ - Team O’Tuel

Want to stay up to date with what's happening with the O'Tuel's? Click the prayer link to partner with them in prayer. 

Interested in partnering with the O'Tuels financially? For more information on how you can partner with the O'Tuel's financially, click "give". 

Interested in joining the launch team? For more information on how you can join in on what God is doing through this team, click "go".