Project: OCNWTR Church
Ryan Delamater


OCNWTR exists to help the marginalized coastal communities of the 108 countries with direct ocean access receive their drinking water from the ocean at a price point of zero with a decentralized desalination system which secures their long term water rights. We install each ocean based system through establishing a new local church revolving mostly around food, the Bible, the Holy Spirit & relationships.

Project Categories

  • Bivo/Covo Business for Mission Models and Expressions
  • Church Planter Recruiting and Equipping
  • Church Planting and Funding Model
  • Collaborative Methods for Increased Planting
  • Disciple Making and Church Engagement
  • Methods and Models for Mobilizing Everyday Missionaries
  • Micro Models and Expressions
  • Other – Innovative, unique projects that may not fit in an identified category but still fulfill our mission of church multiplication

Big Idea and Overview

We have a water system in El Salvador along with 4 coffee shop churches in California. Each of our coffee shop churches in California take responsibility to go on a trip to install a system and begin a new OCNWTR church. This approach enables us to expand to Argentina, Indonesia, & Bangladesh this year.

Customer / Mission Field Context

Poor marginalized coastal communities with no/poor water access/quality & no local church

Goals and Desired Outcomes

Our Vision in 2021 is to expand from 4 churches in 2 countries to 8 churches in 4 countries and to aggregate daily water data to our website.

Results and

We have established 4 coffee shop churches in California and one church in El Salvador. We have been approached multiple times by people near and far to coach them in our co-vocational approach to mission. To see two co-vocational initiatives thriving and reaching a lost and hurting world with the Gospel is my greatest JOY!

Media Assets

KC Underground

Exponential's Future Church Podcast

Love Clan

Outreach Magazine Article