Making disciples through healthy local churches
Leading a ministry on your own can be complex.
As a church pastor or ministry leader, you want to grow your church or ministry and disciple others to become better followers of Christ. But as responsibilities pile up and overwhelm you, it’s easy to get distracted from the mission at hand.
Without the right support system, you may end up:
God never intended for you to do ministry alone.
Preaching, teaching God’s Word, and discipling others must remain our constant focus. You need fellowship and resources that assist you in your ministry of making disciples!
The GARBC can help you navigate the challenges of ministry.
You don’t have to stay limited by the four walls of your church or ministry.
Join the GARBC and be a part of something greater!
Ready to take the next step?
1. Book a free call with David
Book a 20-minute call with Dr. David Strope, our interim national representative, to get more insight into how we can help you move forward.
2. Get equipped with resources
Receive the help of various tools and resources to help you grow your church and ministry.
3. Revitalize your church and ministry
Join other ministries as a fellowshipping church (it’s free to join!) and be a part of a community working to transform our world with the gospel.
Whether you need help with church revitalization, finding community with other local leaders, or want to get involved with church planting, chat with David and find out how we can help you get started.
Why the GARBC?
We are built on the Word of God and are an association of churches, the very institution that Christ Himself promised to build. Founded in 1932, we remain steadfast in the belief and practice of the teaching of the Scriptures. Let us help you with the daily challenges of ministry and connect you with other leaders.
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What people are saying
“Having grown up in GARBC churches, having been mentored by GARBC pastors, having fellowshipped with other GARBC churches, and now having pastored two GARBC churches, I have come to recognize the invaluable asset that the GARBC has been in my life. From relationships to resources, this association is a place that I have found myself being able to be surrounded with like-minded Bible-based churches, pastors, friends, theological curriculum, and sound Biblical teaching.”Nathan GastUrbandale Baptist Church
“I am so very grateful for my Christian heritage. My parents came to the Lord as newlyweds through the ministry of a thriving GARBC church, where I grew up loving the Lord and loving the GARBC—and I still do! It is a joy to serve alongside my husband, encouraging the churches of the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Church in “Spreading the Gospel in Ohio through Healthy Churches.””Linda Pausley
“Our church joined the GARBC in 2021. In that short time, we are already thankful for the leadership and connections we've formed with other pastors. We recognize that God is at work through His church, and we desire to see the gospel advanced as we labor together for Christ. We know that we are far more effective as we work together, so we are excited for the association's future and how God will be praised.”Sam ChoiPrior Lake, MN
“It is so refreshing to network within an association of churches that values doctrinal fidelity.”Brian Cederquist
“It has been our privilege and joy to be involved with the GARBC fellowship for over forty years. We are so thankful for the commitment of the GARBC to Biblical truth, for the friends and fellowship we treasure, and for the opportunity to serve the Lord together.”David Burman