The Central California Association of Regular Baptist Churches held its annual meeting at Grace Baptist Church of Paso Robles Dec. 1–2. The CCARBC is one of three regional associations in…
With the new year comes a new season of ministry for the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Ken Floyd retired as executive ministry director Dec. 31. He had served…
In Sebring, Florida, Maranatha Baptist Church and Maranatha Village are sharing the joy and meaning of Christmas. The church choir and residents of Maranatha Village, a retirement community, went Christmas…
Evangel Baptist, Bradenton, Florida, taught the true meaning of Christmas by creating a drive-through Bethlehem. Driving or walking around Evangel Baptist’s property, the church family and community visited Bethlehem “like…
Ohio Women for Missions, a ministry of the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches, met for its annual retreat Nov. 9–10. Gathering at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, Ohio, the…
West Windsor (New York) Baptist Church ordained its assistant pastor, Christian Mickey, Nov. 19. Christian has served at West Windsor Baptist Church since 2017. That year he also earned a…
First Baptist Church, Creston, Iowa, celebrated its 150th anniversary Oct. 27–30. First Baptist Church began as a Sunday School that met in a schoolhouse. Those members organized the Sunday School…
First Baptist Church, Wyoming, New York, installed Alex Nobles as associate pastor. In the installation service Sept. 18, Brian King, director of the Northeast Fellowship, shared a challenge to Alex…
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is unique in many ways. One of those ways is that instead of simply taking a fall break each year, it hosts a…
Slater (Iowa) Baptist Church has called Jason Conable to serve as associate pastor of youth and children’s ministries. He and his wife, Kaylin, have been part of the church family…
Rod Bradley has retired after serving as pastor of True Bible Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa, for two decades. The church honored Rod and his wife, Teresa, with a banquet…
Damascus Road Community Baptist Church, Cockeysville, Maryland, celebrated its second graduation of students at the church’s Bible institute in Benin, Nigeria. The 20 graduates include 17 men who are now…
David Strope and Kerry Watkins enjoyed another online meeting with pastors and other ministry leaders of GARBC churches. David is interim national representative of the GARBC, and Kerry is director…
In Florida, Regular Baptist churches and a retirement community are recovering after Hurricane Ian. Daniels Road Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Florida, thanks its members who helped out at a hurricane…
Jack Dowden retired from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Flint, Michigan, where he has been pastor to seniors since 1995. The church honored Jack and his wife, Nancy, Oct. 2. Gathering for…
NEGAUNEE, Mich.—Kerry Watkins, director of church engagement for the GARBC, had the pleasure of meeting with pastors of GARBC churches in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Sept. 27. A few…
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—The Clarks Summit University Alumni Association has named Steve Viars, pastor of Faith Church, Lafayette, Indiana, Alumnus of the Year. The awards ceremony will take place during the…
CRESTON, Iowa—David Strope, interim national representative of the GARBC, spoke at First Baptist Church Sept. 4. Speaking on 1 Corinthians 1, he challenged the congregation to be a healthy church….
ROCHESTER, Minn.—Calvary Baptist Church has called Jonathan Eads as associate pastor. He will be serving with Greg Linscott, who has been pastor of the church since May 2021. For the…
The Sunshine Baptist Fellowship will be hosting a three-day conference Oct. 16–18 at Daniels Road Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida.
In Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Filipino Gracetoration Christian Fellowship held a dedication service celebrating the start of this church.
David Strope interviews keynote speakers Nicolas and Venessa Ellen on their life and ministry, and the topics on which they will be speaking at this year’s GARBC conference.
Church leaders of the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches gained wisdom and encouragement in ministry reproduction at Church Solutions Conferences.
David Strope, interim national representative of the GARBC, and Kerry Watkins, director of church engagement, are meeting online monthly with pastors of Regular Baptist churches.
Each month pastors from central Illinois Regular Baptist churches meet for prayer and fellowship and to share ministry ideas with one another.
Ankeny Baptist Church said farewell Feb. 6 to its pastor and his wife, David and Debbie Strope, in a service marking a celebration and transition of David’s ministry.
Bob Jones University invited David Strope, interim national representative of the GARBC, to speak in its CoRE Conference Jan. 31–Feb. 1.
Four members of the GARBC home office staff traveled to Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids to begin planning for the 2022 GARBC Conference, to be held there June 27–30.
Serve Boldly, the Northeast Fellowship’s conference for church workers, “was a great success” April 24 “due to the work of so many people.”
Gretna Baptist Church hosted the Spring Bible Conference of the Nebraska Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Carl Kerby of Reasons for Hope spoke on “Racism: A Biblical Perspective.”
At Grace Baptist Church, ministry leaders and seminary students attended the Michigan Expositors Summit April 15 to become better expositors of God’s Word.
Leaders of Regular Baptist state associations met online March 15 to brainstorm ways their associations and the GARBC can work together to help churches and pastors.
Churches from Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia gathered for the DelMarVa Baptist Fellowship’s March quarterly conference at Grace Baptist Church.
A favorite saying of Calvary Baptist Church is “Love God. Love others.” One way the church has encouraged its members to love others is by creating a Caring Tree on a hallway wall.
Brenna Penrod is one of four high school seniors attending GARBC churches who have been awarded $2,500 scholarships in the 2021 GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition.
Every month several southern Illinois pastors who serve with the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches meet for fellowship and encouragement.
The GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition has awarded a total of $18,500 to 14 high school seniors from GARBC churches.
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary’s Refresh Conference kicked off the school’s centennial celebration.
When Camp Gilead realized in the latter months of 2020 that it wouldn’t be able to host guest groups due to the continuing coronavirus, the staff brainstormed other possibilities for celebrating Christmas with guests.
The Council of Eighteen—governing body of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches—met virtually on Nov. 16 and 17 to make strategic plans for the association’s future. Ordinarily, the council…
The Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches appointed Steve Schultz as its state representative during the association’s annual conference.
Morgan Dawley of Maranatha Village, a Baptist retirement community, celebrated his 102nd birthday with the help of Maranatha Baptist Church.
“The calling of the pastor is more than a job; it’s a wonderful ministry,” says Tom Townsend, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Chris and Deb Hindal have retired from Regular Baptist International as director and administrative assistant, respectively. When they first came to Gospel Literature Services, the ministry’s name at the time, they had already served as a pastor and wife for 35 years at churches in Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Florida.
Pastors from GARBC churches in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Oregon gathered with other pastors and church leaders for a conference hosted by ABWE’s EveryEthne initiative.
Donna Poole of Lickley’s Corners Baptist Church has written a novel based on the real life experiences that she and her husband, John, have shared as pastor and wife of this country church for four decades.
After a successful first-ever virtual GARBC Annual Conference, broadcast live from Bethel Church in Crown Point, Indiana, June 29–30, one of the messages has received even more listeners.
Grace Baptist Church reached out to its community in a creative way during a time of unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
GARBC National Representative Mike Hess was privileged to preach at an outdoor worship service of Brown Street Baptist Church.
Hello, friend, God is so kind and generous in giving wisdom to those who ask of Him (James 1:5). As churches begin the process of reopening, I have been praying…
GARBC National Representative Mike Hess held a church recognition council June 2 with the leadership team of Prior Lake (Minnesota) Baptist Church.
Severe flooding in the Midland area last week caused significant damage to nearly 30 of the church family’s homes, with some homes declared a total loss.
Grace Church showed its appreciation for teachers of a public elementary school by helping sponsor a drive-through distribution of thank-you gifts.
Faith Baptist Church has called David Totman as its new pastor. He and his wife, Anora, have been missionaries in Africa and Hungary since 2003.
Kendra Cizauskas is one of four high school seniors attending GARBC churches who have been awarded $2,500 scholarships in the first GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition.
Sarah Iler is one of four high school seniors who have been awarded $2,500 scholarships in the first GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition.
Ladies at Maranatha Village, a Baptist retirement community, have been busy making masks for residents of Maranatha Manor, the 20-bed assisted living facility located in the center of Maranatha Village.
Just Google ‘epicenter of the coronavirus’ right now, and you’ll likely see a photo of the hospital in Elmhurst, in the New York City borough of Queens.
Village Baptist Church’s food pantry serves those in the church body and in the community, but the food pantry ministry looks a bit different these days as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
What the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act means for Regular Baptist churches, with important updates as the CARES Act has continued to take shape.
Jacob Southwell is one of four high school seniors attending GARBC churches who have been awarded $2,500 scholarships in the first GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition.
First Baptist Church hosted the Men Modeling the Master conference, an annual event of the Eastern Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
Knowing that the elderly are especially concerned about COVID-19, Memorial Baptist Church is showing love to this segment of its community by preparing care packages for nursing homes.
Carson Odle is one of four high school seniors who have been awarded $2,500 scholarships in the first GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition.
Director Jon Beight of Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center has produced a video to help parents talk to their children about how to cope with change.
Calvary Baptist Church hosted its Men of God Conference Feb. 29. The theme “For the Greater Kingdom” addressed Christians’ calling as citizens of Heaven though also citizens of earth.
Maranatha Baptist Church is rejoicing in God’s goodness for providing an interim pastor after the sudden Homegoing of Pastor Terry Price in October.
Three ministry leaders from Bethany Baptist Church traveled to San Andres, Cuba, a small farming community in the western part of the country, to teach Old Testament Survey.
First Baptist Church, Cass City, Michigan, and Northeastern Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, visited the Holocaust Memorial Center together.
Leaders of churches fellowshipping with the Central Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches met for a leadership forum on “Biblical Counseling in the Local Church.”
Daniels Road Baptist Church has called Aaron Snyder as associate pastor of youth and worship. His wife, Stephanie, will be serving as director of children’s ministry.
Christmas is about a miracle that we can’t quite wrap our brains around yet believe in with all of our hearts – the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Our staff celebrates…
December can be one of the busiest and most hectic times of the year for church pastors and leaders. With that in mind, Regular Baptist Ministries has provided a checklist that churches can use to make sure that certain tasks, especially those that have IRS deadlines, are completed in time.
Hello, friends, It’s amazing to think that Christmas has become secularized in many ways. If we’re not intentionally focused on the glory of our Savior, we too could become secularized…
Churches from the DelMarVa Baptist Fellowship, representing Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, met at Evangel Baptist Church for the association’s quarterly conference.
Energized for the work of the association, the GARBC Council of Eighteen is meeting to further its assistance and encouragement of churches.
Brown Street Baptist Church gathered for a Thanksgiving dinner to “rejoice in God’s provision and reflect on His blessings to us over the last year.”
Brookdale Baptist Church held a three-day missions conference with Dr. Jeff Straub, professor of historical theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
Tabernacle Baptist Church held a five-day missions conference focusing on sharing the gospel with the least reached people groups in America.
Dozens of Christian business leaders from across the United States gathered at Faith Baptist Bible College for the Business Leadership Summit.
After hosting the Giddyup Junction Vacation Bible School program this summer, First Baptist Church returned to the Old West setting Oct. 5.
What happens when three Baptist state associations plan a joint conference at the height of football season, meeting in a church that sits a mile from the Ohio-Michigan border? Yes—a few of the expected jokes about the famed sports rivalry, but then came the more serious business of explaining why church associations still matter.
The Baptist Network Northwest hosted its Refresh Retreat at Cannon Beach Conference Center. The retreat is an annual event for ministry workers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
On Jan. 1, 2020, the minimum annual salary at which workers may qualify for exemption from overtime pay will change from $23,600 to $35,568 per year, and workers must meet certain qualifications to be considered exempt. The new rule will apply to all churches, private schools, and other religious nonprofits.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—More than 375 people attended First Baptist Church’s End of Summer Carnival. The carnival included games, prizes, music, crafts, face painting, a bounce house, and food, including popcorn…
High school seniors may now apply for a scholarship, provided by seven participating schools and the GARBC. Encourage students in your church to attend a Christian institution of higher education.
First Baptist Church participated in its city’s Back to School Bash by donating school supplies and introducing people to the church’s ministries for children and students.
The Baptist Fellowship Association’s annual conference marked the culmination of three years of conferences dealing with the ethnic divide in the church.
Regular Baptist Ministries is excited to announce that enrollment is now open for a national 403(b)(9) retirement plan designed specifically for the pastors and employees of GARBC churches.
Calvary Baptist Church hosted the Baptist Network Northwest’s Annual Refine Ministry Conference, a conference dedicated to encouraging and equipping church members and leaders.
Students and leaders from 12 churches gathered at First Baptist Church for the Unite Annual Youth Rally—a day filled with activities, fellowship, food, music, and Bible teaching.
“Church Forward: Embrace the Possibilities of the 21st Century” was the theme of the Illinois/Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches Spring Conference.
At the end of January, pastors from Baptist Network Northwest drove to the mountain retreat city of McCall, Idaho, where Camp Pinewood awaited them.
West Cannon Baptist Church is hosting a Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Training Conference in partnership with Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries, Lafayette, Indiana.
You have a choice! Churches choose the Council of 18 and chart the course for future association ministries. Now is the time for you to lead your church in nominating…
Each year on the first Saturday in March, First Baptist Church has the privilege of hosting men from around Ohio to spur them on to a deeper relationship with the Lord.
Brown Street Baptist Church’s missions conference focused on believers’ “Greater Responsibility” to preach the gospel around the world as well as locally.
This year’s CoRE Conference at Bob Jones University Seminary addressed the important contemporary issue of “Gender, Sexuality, and the Church.”
As a means of ministering to its community, Pastor Nathan Gast and Urbandale Baptist Church actively participate in the Urbandale Food Pantry.
Thousands of community people attended a Christmas presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ by Faith Baptist Church on December 15–16.
First Baptist Church of Lapeer held their third annual Bible conference on Jan. 19. The theme for this year’s event was “Turning the World Upside Down.”
Byron Center, Mich.—James M. Huckaby, 81, died Dec. 18, 2018, after a long illness. “Coach Huck” was a winning basketball coach, athletic director, and administrator at Clarks Summit (Pennsylvania) University,…
PORTLAND, Ore.—The Baptist Network Northwest sponsored an evangelistic activity giving junior- and senior-high students from churches in Oregon and Washington the opportunity to invite their friends to a “well planned…
At its annual conference, the Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches discussed a historic proposal: distributing the state representative’s responsibilities to two additional people.