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Clare Jewell announced as National Representative nominee

It is with joy that we announce the Council of 18’s recommendation of Clare Jewell as the next National Representative of the GARBC!

Clare brings a wealth of experience, serving as the director of Generate and executive director of ABWE’s EveryEthnē. With two decades of pastoral leadership at Lakewood Park Baptist Church, Auburn, Indiana, he’s well equipped for this role.

About Clare

Clare serves as the Executive Director for ABWE EveryEthne, which seeks to mobilize the church to reach every ethnic group in North America through disciple making that multiplies leaders and churches. 

Clare also serves as the Director for Generate, a Regular Baptist Ministry focused on fueling the health and reproduction of leaders and churches within the GARBC. 

Clare has been with ABWE EveryEthne since 2014 and with Generate since 2016. He has also taught Missional Living at Corban University for 7 years. Prior to these ministry opportunities, Clare served as the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Park Baptist Church in Auburn, IN, for 21 years. 

Clare received his undergraduate degree in pastoral ministry from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania. He has a Master of Social Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University and will graduate from Corban University with his Doctor of Ministry degree in Strategic Leadership on May 4, 2024.

Clare loves to hike, golf, ski, and read. His passion is to engage people in God’s mission so they can experience the enormous joy of introducing people to Jesus and discipling them to become more like Him.

Clare has been married to Donna for nearly 43 years. They have four daughters and 13 grandchildren.

What's Next?

Mark your calendars for the annual business meeting during the Regular Baptist Ministries Conference 2024 in Elgin, Illinois, June 24–27. Your participation as messengers is crucial, as a two-thirds majority vote is needed to confirm Clare as the national representative.

At the conference, Clare will join keynote speaker Dr. Mike Bullmore in sharing insight on the theme “Together: The Incredible Value of Biblical Fellowship.”

Secure your spot by registering at Take advantage of the extended early bird registration until May 24. In addition, first-time attendees will enjoy waived registration fees until that date.

Please also nominate deserving men for the Council of 18 by May 14. 

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The entire leadership of RBM, alongside the Council of 18, has fervently prayed for the National Representative Search Committee’s discernment, confident that God has answered our prayers.

I eagerly anticipate our gathering at RBM Conference 2024 and the pivotal moment of selecting our next national representative.

In His Grace,
David E. Strope, D.D.
Interim National Representative


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