Faith Baptist Church installed Mike Myers as pastor. The installation service on Aug. 27 was a time of great rejoicing and celebration for the church.
George Cox, a pastor in the Northwest for six decades, died Aug. 22.
Paul and Esther Weimer, church-planting missionaries in Alaska, died within four days of each other: Esther on Aug. 15, and Paul on Aug. 19. They were both 87 years old.
Union Grove Baptist Church collected supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, benefiting not just one church but an entire community.
In these times of racial and political discord and division, how should the church respond? What can pastors do to lead their people with Biblical conviction to be on mission with Jesus and make a difference?
First Baptist Church hosted a surprise retirement fellowship for Don and Sandy Long, who have served in ministry for four decades.
Pastor Scott Poling says he was “honored and humbled” to open the House of Representatives in prayer, as well as preach in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
July 30 marked a historic Sunday for Book Road Baptist Church and Pillar of Faith Baptist Church, as the two churches held their first worship service as one congregation.
Dora Freyermuth, a missionary with Baptist Church Planters, died Aug. 1. She was 86.
George Dwelley, pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church in Shingleton, Mich., died Aug. 9. He was 69.
When you hear the word “God,” money is probably not your first thought. However, if we’re not careful, money can quickly take the place of God in your life.
Lakewood Park Baptist Church combined a movie night with a school supply giveaway to minister to its community.
The past two weeks have seen amazing events taking place in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount. These events may well be a precursor to the fulfillment of important prophecies relating to the end times.
Cornwall Baptist Church ran its Sixth Annual Law Enforcement Camp for students ages 11–17.
Pastor Scott Poling of Harvest New Beginnings and his 17-year-old son, Dawson, served in Rwanda with a ministry that trains leaders in remote areas.
What do you do when things don’t go as planned? More than 350 Baptist Mid-Missions missionaries, staff, and other guests delved into this topic at BMM’s 2017 Annual Conference held at First Baptist Church of Elyria, Ohio.
Juanita Clark, pastor’s wife at Baptist Bible Church, died July 18. She was 65.
Vacation Bible School at Maranatha Baptist Church “was a great week where we met all of our goals set by the VBS team.”
What does it mean to be spiritually free? It speaks of a status that is not true of everyone in this world.
Garold Quick, former pastor of seniors at Saylorville Baptist Church, died July 15 at age 80.
The Northeast Fellowship launched its third church revitalization project since 2015, this time in Indian Lake, New York.
William “Bill” Paton, a missionary pastor for many years, died July 14. He was 72.
The change in theological education represents a fundamental shift in both educational philosophy and religious pedagogy, is already having great effect on pulpits and pews.
Bradford Neal Kolbo, a pastor, mentor, and counselor, died June 3. He was 69.
Warren Rayford Mattox, president of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association from 2000 to 2004, died June 16.
Emmanuel Christian School in Toledo celebrated its 50th anniversary with a weekend of special events.
Bill Arp, scholar and professor of Greek and New Testament studies who spent nearly 50 years teaching at Clarks Summit University, died July 2.
Patricia Lee Bates, a longtime faculty member of Cedarville University, died June 17. She was 72.
Malcom VanAntwerp, founding pastor of Munising (Michigan) Baptist Church in 1942, died June 1 at age 97.
William Wooldridge Jahnke, a retired staff member of Clarks Summit University, died on June 3. He was 91.
John Ralph Wood, a Michigan pastor and leader known for his sense of humor, died June 10. He was 89.
Donna Vermilyea, former pastor’s wife, lovingly known as “Mrs. V,” died June 4. She was 90.
Ruth Ann Engstrom, who served with her husband in music ministry, died May 31 at age 78.
Changes in either the church or higher education are quickly mimicked and often magnified in seminaries, and the speed at which these parties are changing is a relatively new phenomenon.
Irwin “Wyn” Olson, a pastor and leader of the Indiana Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches, died May 26 after a series of strokes. He was 96.
The Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches has called Chuck Pausley as its new state representative.
Tri County Baptist Church welcomed Neal Terwilliger as its new music pastor.
With a concern for public safety on the rise, two chaplains have formed a business enterprise to meet the growing need for emergency and safety awareness in churches.
Calvary Baptist Church recognized Memorial Day by holding a Garden Party.
“Our focus on eternity will give focus, hope, and importance in this life,” said Dr. David Crandall at the Annual Bible Conference of the California Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
After a career full of deadlines, Norm Olson, retired senior editor of the Baptist Bulletin, was settling into a quiet routine with his family and friends. Norm died on May 20 after suffering a sudden heart ailment. He was 69.
First Baptist Church took on a special project to commemorate its 135th anniversary: raising funds for the translation of the New Testament for the people of Luxembourg.
Alice Humrickhouse Messenger, a pastor’s wife, died May 10. She was 86.
Many Christians obsess over making Christianity relevant. But why should Christianity be made relevant, and what would a relevant Christianity look like?
“God never designed you to be all things to all people all the time,” said Dr. Richard Swenson at the Annual Church and Culture Spring Conference.
In the last three years, the Northeast Fellowship has changed the focus of its spring meeting from a Bible conference to a ministry training conference for church leaders.
A church in Florida is painting stones of inspiration, faith, and encouragement to be a blessing to its community.
PARMA, Ohio—Douglas Reiner, a longtime missionary with Baptist Mid-Missions, died May 2 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 53. Doug grew up in Northeast …
Churches with the Baptist Network Northwest came together for an annual conference focusing on edification.
A Mystery Dinner Theater called “Who Murdered Jesus Christ?” shared the stories of people surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion.
“Know what God has called you to do and get it done,” GARBC National Representative John Greening challenged attendees of the Stronger Church Conference.
Students attending Sunday School classes at First Baptist Church have beautiful visuals of the life of Christ, thanks to a church member who has begun painting murals on the classroom walls.
First Baptist Church is reaching its neighbors with the gospel while connecting with believers in its community.
Within quite a few supposedly evangelical churches, we are witnessing the adoption of Catholic and Orthodox aesthetics and liturgical practices even where official allegiance to Catholicism or Orthodoxy is not claimed.
An event called Walk with Jesus invited families to follow the footsteps of Jesus during the week leading to His death, burial, and resurrection.
Restored Church is passionate about multiplying leaders for church ministry. Knowing that higher education is costly and time consuming, the church created Restored University, where church members and leaders can attend Bible and ministry classes.
Jason Nightingale of Wordsower International died April 19. He was 68.
When a church needs minor repairs or sprucing up, some people might ignore the issues. But when one church member saw a need, she got the whole church involved.
Wilbur Frank Hartwig, a longtime missionary, died Feb. 25. He was 86.
First Baptist hosted the Spring Conference of the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
During Baptist Bible Seminary’s Ministers Enrichment Day, 70 ministry professionals enjoyed a day of insight, refreshment, and motivation through various sessions that focused on the theme “Outside the Walls: Creative Outreach in a Contemporary Culture.”
First Baptist Church in Minnesota has made it a priority to find deliberate ways to reach people for Christ in its own city.
Kenneth W. Osbeck, a Cornerstone University professor who wrote a best-selling series of hymn stories, died March 27. He was 92.
This Easter we are reminded once again that Jesus did not stay in the tomb but is fully alive. And our lives right now are worth the living just because He lives.
The Case for Christ is solid apologetics shared through the heartfelt and compelling story of Lee and Leslie Strobel.
Karen Elaine Peck, director of Baptist Church Planters’ JOY Club, died April 4. She was 65.
Families enjoyed an event called LEGO My Eggo at Germantown Hills Baptist Church.
Dr. Milo Thompson, former president of Clarks Summit University, died April 1.
Urbandale Baptist Church commissioned Isaiah and Rosanna Peterson as missionaries. The Petersons will be serving as Bible translators in Peru with Bibles International, a ministry of Baptist Mid-Missions.
A significant portion of our society, including a large number of professing believers, experience a disconnect when the terms “liberty” and “responsibility” are used together.
Iowa pastors are joining an effort to support legislators through prayer, encouragement, and Biblical counsel.
First Baptist Church was privileged to serve as the host congregation for the 150th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Baptist Churches.
With the calling of a new pastor, First Baptist Church says a sincere thank-you—but not good-bye—to its interim pastor.
The Northeast Fellowship led a day of practical teacher training for laypeople and pastoral staff of Regular Baptist churches in New York.
God brings trials of various kinds into all our lives, and we are not to be surprised by this.
A group of ladies whose goal is to support Camp Manitoumi met for their spring meeting.
Church and community families at First Baptist Church enjoyed an afternoon of making and flying kites.
Earle C. Harriman, a pastor and school administrator, died March 20. He was 93.
After holding services in two schools for nine years, Desert Hills Baptist Church is now meeting in its own facility that it constructed in a prime location.
A pastor shares his thoughts on the tragic double murder of a family in Illinois.
Teens from two churches in Iowa and Michigan gathered in Chicago for a unique “Passion for God” retreat that presented evidence of creation.
Church membership actually matters and is not only biblical, but practical and pastoral.
Like watching your toddler grow to adulthood is how Pastor David Strope describes helping a church plant in Kenya, East Africa.
The women’s ministry team of Haddon Heights Baptist Church hosted an accessory swap for ladies and their friends.
Faith Baptist Bible College hosted its second annual Refresh Conference for Christian leaders and their spouses.
Altoona Regular Baptist Church held its 7th Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet. This free event is one of the church’s biggest outreach events of the year.
Summer games were a highlight of Winter Games, an annual youth event organized by the Nebraska Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
Moses took radical action against sin. He understood that sin leads to destruction and death, and he didn’t mess around.
Dr. William Fusco, a well-loved preacher and gifted communicator of the Word of God, died Feb. 14. He was 91
Women enjoyed getting together with friends and meeting new ones at a Quilt, Craft, Scrap retreat hosted by The Springs Ministries camp.
Pastors of Regular Baptist churches in Iowa are taking part in a statewide initiative to spiritually support their legislators.
William F. “Bill” Russell, a longtime pastor, died Jan. 19. He was 85.
Oasis Baptist Church, formerly in Las Vegas, constructed a new building about 16 miles south in Henderson.
At Lincoln Lake Camp, students are taking part in a retreat called Lake Effect, held over the course of seven weekends.
Pastors of Baptist Network Northwest churches attended the association’s three-day prayer retreat at Camp Gilead.
Students and faculty of Cedarville University were honored to hear Dr. John McNeal speak during chapel Monday, Jan. 16, a day marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
Ministry leaders of the California Association of Regular Baptist Churches came together for fellowship, encouragement, and refreshment at the association’s 70th Christian Workers Retreat.