First Baptist Church honored Tom and Rachael Alexander for 25 years of ministry.
Dr. Richard W. Houg, former GARBC pastor and former president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, died Aug. 31. He was 76.
Maranatha Baptist Church held a baptism on the church grounds.
Wayne Smith, a pastor, died Aug. 6. He was 96. His wife, Martha, died June 13. She was 94.
Ministry happens through relationships. Relationships are important in the work of the GARBC as well.
Brookdale Baptist Church in Minnesota installed Thomas Overmiller as pastor.
Elaine Clare Kipp, a pastor’s wife, died July 27. She was 86.
Paul Golden is one busy guy. In addition to his administrative role at Clarks Summit University, Paul serves as a chaplain for not one but two professional sports teams.
Damascus Road Community Baptist Church ordained two of its deacons, Mike Childress and Warren Gantt, and issued a license to preach to one of its members, John Raver, a farmer.
Bible Baptist Fellowship celebrated both its 15th anniversary and final mortgage payment.
Calvary Baptist Church has installed Greg Linscott as pastor.
GARBC National Representative Mike Hess spoke at Columbus Road Baptist Church, Quincy, Illinois.
Generous financial gifts have helped Cornerstone Baptist Church pay off its mortgage.
GARBC National Representative Mike Hess was privileged to share the Word at First Baptist Church, Dunkirk, New York.
Women from Daniels Road Baptist Church enjoyed a Ladies’ Latte, with coffee, games, and God’s Word.
Samuel McAllister, pastor of First Baptist Church, Pavilion, New York, died May 15. He was 38.
In a first for the Northeast Fellowship, its Marriage Refresh retreat came to western New York.
Churches of the Sunshine State Fellowship met for their spring conference May 1 at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
The Hebron Association of Regular Baptist Churches met for its annual gathering May 2 at First Baptist Church.
Soteria Des Moines hosted its Anew Women’s Conference April 24.
When the Annual Conference of the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches began on April 12, the host church was uncertain if speaker Tim Potter would be able to attend.
First Baptist Church hosted Baptist Network Northwest’s Refine: All-Church Ministry Conference with Mike Hess, GARBC national representative.
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.”
Two regional fellowships of Ohio Women for Missions gathered April 17 for meetings that encourage and support missions.
At Grace Baptist Church, ministry leaders and seminary students attended the Michigan Expositors Summit April 15 to become better expositors of God’s Word.
Grace Church was pleased to host the Spring Conference of the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
The Rocky Mountain Association of Regular Baptist Churches met for its annual conference March 23–24 at South Boulder Bible Church.
Robert D. “Doc” Smith, a medical doctor who also ministered in Biblical counseling, died March 27. He was 91.
At Faith Baptist Church, a fish dinner not only feeds the church family and community but also brings in funds for the church’s food bank.
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.
“The only thing I ever wanted to do was work in an office,” Gladys Dillon once said, reflecting on her long career with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
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.
South Baptist Church hosted the Men Modeling the Master Seminar March 6, an annual event sponsored by the Eastern Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
“It was a good day at the 2021 Men of God Conference,” says the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
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.
For the past five years Tri County Baptist Church has participated in a two-day Scripture assembly project.
The Northeast Fellowship hosted its Men’s Adventure at Central Baptist Church Feb. 19–20.
Oasis Baptist Church hosted a Walk as One Marriage Conference Feb. 19–20.
The GARBC Christian Character Scholarship competition has awarded a total of $18,500 to 14 high school seniors from GARBC churches.
Calvary Baptist Church has called Zach Fischer as its pastor.
Crossroads Fellowship, Indiana’s association of Regular Baptist churches, has appointed Jon Beight as executive director.
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary’s Refresh Conference kicked off the school’s centennial celebration.
LaVerne L. Rogers, a pastor’s wife, died Feb. 1. She was 91.
Frances Doreen Nelson, a pastor’s wife, died Dec. 18. She was 95.
Ministry leaders from California met at Wonder Valley Resort for a Christian Workers’ Retreat.
Iglesia Bautista La Gracia hosted its Second Annual Revival Conference Jan. 15–17.
“Get a Grip” on your marriage was the theme of the Marriage Refresh retreat hosted by the Northeast Fellowship.
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.
Aaron Arthur Kaukonen, a pastor for more than 40 years in Michigan and Ohio, died Dec. 9. He was 75.
John Murray passed away on January 2, 2021, stricken by a sudden ailment that doctors are still trying to identify. He was 58.
Vernon Rosenau, president emeritus of Baptist Mid-Missions, died Dec. 25. He was 71.
Temple Baptist Church presented a Christmas program called “My Name Is Mary.”
Faith Church is presenting, as a gift to its community, the Lafayette Living Nativity.
Emmanuel Baptist Church “had a wonderful day” celebrating its 100th anniversary, says Pastor John Scally.
Riverside Baptist Church has been using an outreach in a local park to share the gospel with people.
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.