Irene Ruth Jackson, a pastor’s wife, died Nov. 25 after a short illness. She was 92.
Robert L. Sauser, pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Omaha, died Nov. 27.
A 90th birthday celebration and a Christmas shoebox packing party highlighted the evening of Nov. 8 at Blessed Hope Baptist Church.
Standale Baptist Church held a monthlong missions conference, inviting a different ministry leader to speak each Sunday in October.
Dr. R. Irving Van Hooser, minister of music and college music professor, died Nov. 5. He was 72.
About 25 pastors from the Midwest attended the M4 Ministry Enrichment Conference at Harvest New Beginnings Nov. 2–3.
When the conference committee of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches met in spring 2019 to begin planning for the 2020 MARBC Conference, they had no idea how appropriate their choice of the theme “Connect” would be.
Phyllis Hawkins, a pastor’s wife, died Oct. 23. She was 88.
Baptist Children’s Home has appointed Linda Brooks as its chief executive officer.
Timothy Ledru Brudtkuhl, a missionary, died Oct. 21. He was 61.
In partnership with Columbus City Schools, Memorial Baptist Church has been serving as the site of a Learning Extension Center this school year.
The Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches appointed Steve Schultz as its state representative during the association’s annual conference.
The Northeast Fellowship met for its annual fall conference, NF Next, Oct. 19.
First Baptist Church hosted a watch party of the Northeast Fellowship’s Renew Conference, a virtual conference for women.
Morgan Dawley of Maranatha Village, a Baptist retirement community, celebrated his 102nd birthday with the help of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Calvary Baptist Church hosted the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Regular Baptist Churches Sept. 21-23.
Forty young adults from four states came together for a weekend of spiritual growth, laughter, and fun at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp.
First Baptist Church hosted the Fall Bible Conference of the Nebraska Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
Robert Baxter, in pastoral ministry for 60 years, died Sept. 28. He was 84.
First Baptist Church served on a missions trip to Missionary Acres, a retirement community in Missouri for missionaries and pastors.
Church Family Night at Faith Church “was a tremendous evening of praise and worship,” says Pastor Steve Viars.
The Renew Women’s Conference, an event of the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches, was a time of relaxation and refocusing for the ladies who attended.
Calvary Baptist Church celebrated its 125th anniversary with a weekend of events Sept. 5–7.
“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.
Grace Baptist Church honored Brandon Crawford Sept. 6 for 10 years as the church’s pastor.
“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the town.” That’s what Councilmember Chuck Anderson called the recent move by the town of Vienna to purchase the three acres on Center Street that Faith Baptist Church has called home for its lifetime.
First Baptist Church showed its appreciation and support for law enforcement officers by giving the staff of the Shelbyville Police Department gift bags.
Brown Street Baptist Church is aiming to change the negative perception of law enforcement, at least for those who serve the church’s city.
Wilma Shea-Arndt, a pastor’s wife, died Aug. 1. She was 99.
Darrell Beddoe, former director of the Baptist Network Northwest, died Aug. 13. He was 79.
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.
In three Maryland counties, people in need are thankful for Martha’s Kitchen, a food donation ministry operated by Damascus Road Community Baptist Church.
Faith Church has added David Mora to its North Campus pastoral team.
Calvary Baptist Church, Norwalk, Ohio, held a garage sale to benefit Camp Patmos.
Tim Tucker, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Ludington, Michigan, died July 28.
Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, participated last week in an online worship service of a Buenos Aires church that he visited in person two years ago.
First Baptist Church of Elimsport honored its pastor, Todd Baker, for 20 years of ministry at the church.
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.
Lamoka Baptist Camp invited families to its lakefront campus June 29–July 4 for family camp.
Virginia Richardson, a pastor’s wife, died May 9. She was 97.
The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches welcomes three churches intofellowship and rejoices in the planting of new churches.
Jennifer Johnston, a pastor’s wife, died June 19. She was 65.
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.
Community Baptist Church is holding worship services outdoors this summer.
GARBC National Representative Mike Hess was privileged to preach at an outdoor worship service of Brown Street Baptist Church.
The question isn’t so much whether or not to utilize social media, but what we are trying to say and why. Our communication is to be seasoned as with salt—that implies that we are putting in some thought beforehand.
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.
As states loosen coronavirus restrictions, churches are taking steps to reopen. But those steps come with plenty of precautions.
In the midst of severe flooding in Michigan, water filled the parking lots of Calvary Baptist Church but stopped short of reaching the church building.
Around 3:00 a.m. on a Thursday last October, Pastor Walter McDonald was awoken by a phone call from a church member, who told him the church was on fire.
In a curbside event, Riverside Baptist Church in Decatur, Ill., gave potted flowers to all the mothers in its congregation Sunday, May 10. Soteria Des Moines hosted a similar drive-through event the day before.
Grace Church showed its appreciation for teachers of a public elementary school by helping sponsor a drive-through distribution of thank-you gifts.
Richard Edwin “Dick” Cughan, a retired pastor, died May 5. He was 83.
At Bethany Baptist Church, a Hispanic congregation is a growing extension of the church’s ministry.
Melvin O. Jones, a church planter and pastor, died April 23. He was 92.
The Portage County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office is thanking Berea Baptist Church for its thoughtfulness and generosity.
The Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Church held its annual conference online April 21.
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.
First Baptist Church is using a creative method for its congregation to stay connected when they can’t meet face-to-face.
Restored Church says it is “in the city, for the city.” To serve its city April 19, the church distributed 1,100 meal kits to 900 people.
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.
Scioto Hills Christian Camp and Retreat Center has created a fun at-home craft for kids: creating the camp with heavyweight paper, scissors, and a few more simple supplies.
Members of Orchard Avenue Baptist Church are using yard signs to share the message that our hope is in the Lord.
Beverly Mattox, a pastor’s wife, died April 15 after recent TIAs, or ministrokes. She was 90.
Iowa Regular Baptist Camp has begun hosting online events for youth workers and students.
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.
Now, with a stay-at-home order instated in Ohio, they treated their neighbors to a concert from the couple’s lawn.
Richard Wezik, pastor of First Baptist Church, Hempstead, N.Y., died April 6 from COVID-19.
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.
As we continue to follow developments related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, we want to make churches aware of updates to this program.
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.
Pastor Scott and Carla Poling of Harvest New Beginnings are showing love to their neighbors in this time when some people lack basic necessities that can’t currently be found in stores.
While US churches have temporarily shut their doors to help slow the spread of COVID-19, their food pantries remain open.
Orchard Avenue Baptist Church included children its online church service by livestreaming a Sunday School class.
Attendees at a DelMarVa conference heard two sermons that would prove to be timely in light of coming challenges.
The “iron sharpening iron” process that Proverbs 27:17 provides is a helpful and maybe even convicting part of a believer’s life.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt everyday life, First Baptist Church is loving and serving its neighbors who have limited resources.
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.
Spring Hill Baptist Church installed Ryan Rouse as pastor.
At Maranatha Village, Buz Cliffe is thankful for the caregiving ministry of several men who are year-round and seasonal residents of this Baptist retirement community.
“The more you understand the world of the Bible, the better you can understand the words of the Bible,” says Aaron Patton, pastor of New Story Church.
Baptist Mid-Missions is pleased to announce its choice of Patrick Odle as president-elect.
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.
Altoona Regular Baptist Church hosted its 10th Annual Sportsmen’s Dinner.
Sue Lunsford, a pastor’s wife, died on Feb. 29. Sue served with her husband, David, in ministry since 1978.
Calvary Baptist Church enjoyed hitting the slopes on its annual church ski trip to Sundown Mountain in Dubuque, Iowa.
Marjorie Odor, a pastor’s wife for more than 50 years, died Feb. 26. She was 93.
Central Baptist Church hosted the Northeast Fellowship’s “Cross the Line” Men’s Adventure.
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.
GARBC National Representative Mike Hess had the privilege of speaking at the Growing in Leadership Conference at Impacto Bíblico Iglesia Cristiana Bautista in Santa Marta, Colombia.
Warren Edward Simmons, a missionary to children, died Feb. 7. He was 95.
Twenty-four high school seniors from GARBC churches have been awarded a total of $25,000 in the GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition.
First Baptist Church, Cass City, Michigan, and Northeastern Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, visited the Holocaust Memorial Center together.
The Central Illinois Pastors’ Fellowship met this month with Mike Hess, GARBC national representative.
Evangel Baptist Church considers itself blessed to have hosted over 80 students and leaders from the DelMarVa Baptist Fellowship for the 20th Annual Winter Thing.
Leaders of the Northeast Fellowship met for a Leadership Summit at the association’s ministry center.
Trinity Baptist Church celebrated the completion of a building expansion project during a dedication service and open house.
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary welcomed a record 236 attendees for its Fifth Annual Refresh Conference.
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.”
Leslie Wayne Peirson, a retired pastor, died Jan. 13. He was 89.
At their monthly Breakpoint meeting, pastors from western Michigan discussed “The Benefits and Challenges of Pastoral Sabbaticals.”
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church hosted its 10th Annual Ladies’ Day Out.
Carol Ann Nixon, a youth pastor’s wife, died Jan. 24. She was 57.
Ministry leaders serving with the California Association of Regular Baptist Churches enjoyed a retreat at Wonder Valley Resort.
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.