Three Iowa churches banded together to help repair homes in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.
The drawers are empty, the shelves are cleared off, and the lights are turned off in the pastor’s office. Retirement is a big change not only for a pastor but also for his church. Where does the church go from here?
Berean Baptist Church has called Joshua Wasson as pastor.
Men from 15 Regular Baptist churches gathered for a men’s retreat at Victory Ranch.
Nevada Baptist Church welcomed Kevin England its associate pastor.
Stanley Lightfoot Jr., a longtime pastor, died Oct. 31. He was 95.
Maranatha Baptist Church has ordained Andrew Gonnerman, who will begin full-time missions in Japan.
Camp Manitoumi, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, hosted the fall conference of the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
Victory Ranch hosted a fall ladies’ retreat, with women from 13 Regular Baptist churches in Southern California attending.
The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism has installed Paul Davis as president. Davis has been a member of ABWE’s board since 2013.
The Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches held its Fall Conference Shawnee Hills Baptist Church, installing Chuck Pausley as state representative.
LeClaire Baptist Church has called Nick Oliver as pastor.
Wildfires in Northern California have destroyed the homes of families who attend Regular Baptist churches.
Ladies from New York churches gathered at First Baptist Church for the Ladies’ Advance, an annual two-day event of the Northeast Fellowship.
Iowa Regular Baptist Camp welcomed 579 women from across the state for the Women’s Renew Conference, a two-day event of the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
Hamilton Hills Baptist Church hosted a Healthy Pastors Network meeting for Indianapolis area pastors and wives.
Members of Minnesota churches enjoyed a six-day trip to visit several sites across the Midwest and Southeast.
First Baptist Church hosted the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
First Baptist Church, Dunkirk, New York, has called Mark Massaro as pastor.
Iowa Regular Baptist Camp hosted a two-day retreat for Hispanic families.
Pastor Mike and Christina Hess of Calvary Baptist Church took part in the inauguration of El Talar Iglesia Bautista in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“Has anyone ever taken a Bible and shown you how you can know you are going to Heaven?” This is the question that Larry Moyer of EvanTell asked often during his five key sessions on evangelism during the 2017 Crossroads Fellowship Conference.
With people in Texas still cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey hit, four members of New York churches traveled to the Houston area to help.
Trinity Baptist Church celebrated its 50th anniversary with a weekend filled with “reflection, reunion, and inspiration as the church gathered in praise over the faithfulness and grace of our Lord,” says Pastor Gordon Rowe.
A Stronger Church Conference challenged church members and pastors to make, mature, and multiply disciples in the context of the local church.
Six teens and two adults from Faith Baptist Church spent a week helping a church plant in Salt Lake City establish a presence in its community.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—David Gunn has been named director of Regular Baptist Press. Gunn, who joined the staff of RBP in 2014, assumed his new responsibilities …
Clayton Nuttall, who served in churches and schools for five decades, died Sept. 5. He was 82.
Andrew Mead, pastor of Marlette Baptist Church for the past year, died Sept. 10.
Elda Ann Harden, a pastor’s wife, died Sept. 8. She was 81.
Maranatha Baptist Church has called Lance Augsburger as pastor. He and his wife, Carrie, previously worked at their alma mater, Faith Baptist Bible College.
Ninety-six senior adults from three Ohio churches traveled to Sugarcreek, Ohio, to see the play Home Game at the new 500-seat Ohio Star Theater.
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary hosted its first Business Leadership Summit to encourage business leaders within the church and give practical advice.
Faith Baptist Church welcomed entire families to its church for Vacation Bible School this summer.
Faith Baptist Church held a giveaway of household goods for international students at the University of Iowa.
For the past 12 years, CrossPoint Fellowship Church has enjoyed participating in a local festival.
Regular Baptist Press offered a free half day of teacher training at Riverside Baptist Church.
Hurricane winds and heavy rain damaged carports, porches, roofs, trees, and offices and cut power for five days at Maranatha Village during Hurricane Irma.
Richard Fleming, longtime professor and administrator at Faith Baptist Bible College, died on Sept. 10.
Faith Baptist Church welcomed its new pastor, Gary Akright.
Damage caused by Hurricane Irma could have been greater. Most Regular Baptist churches in Florida are reporting minimal damage in the wake of the hurricane.
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.
Regular Baptist Builders Club is watching Hurricane Irma as it gains strength and bears down on the 44 Florida GARBC churches in its path. Sunshine …
Union Grove Baptist Church collected supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, benefiting not just one church but an entire community.
First Baptist Church hosted a surprise retirement fellowship for Don and Sandy Long, who have served in ministry for four decades.
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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.
Lakewood Park Baptist Church combined a movie night with a school supply giveaway to minister to its community.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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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.
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.
a ministry called Shepherd’s Closet has given scores of volunteers an opportunity to minister to both believers and unbelievers.
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.
Karen Elaine Peck, director of Baptist Church Planters’ JOY Club, died April 4. She was 65.
Camp directors focused outward in their planning as they met for the annual retreat of the National Association of Regular Baptist Camps.
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.
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.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is the deadline for Council of 18 Nominations. You may nominate online or by email, listing candidate’s name, city, and …
Teens from two churches in Iowa and Michigan gathered in Chicago for a unique “Passion for God” retreat that presented evidence of creation.
Like watching your toddler grow to adulthood is how Pastor David Strope describes helping a church plant in Kenya, East Africa.
Hindered by language barriers, the small, urban congregation of Dynamic Life Baptist Ministries in Kansas City couldn’t reach their neighbors, but they could open their doors—which is what they did.
Would you like to attract viewers to your church’s website and in social media? Posting quality photos will help! Well shot photography can draw people …