- Berean Baptist Church, Naples, Fla. (Pastor Mike and Karen Carlson)
- Cross Community Baptist Church, Queens Village, N.Y. (Pastor Mike and Sharon Moultrie)
- First Baptist Church, Marshall, Minn. (Pastor Greg and Jennifer Linscott)
- Good News Baptist Church, Sioux City, Iowa (Pastor John and Tara Woodford)
- Pillar of Faith Baptist Church, Naperville, Ill. (Pastor Ruel and Jocelyn Akut)
Incoming church plants/mission churches
- Mosaic Baptist Church, Trenton, N.J. (Pastor Lance and Kristine Walker)
- Resurrection Baptist Church, Woodbury, Minn. (Pastor Steven and Priscilla Gilbertson)
- Solid Rock Baptist Fellowship, Wauwatosa, Wis. (Pastor Jonathan and Julie Schuler)
Read about the incoming churches.
Articles of Faith Text Changes
Voting messengers at the 2014 GARBC Conference approved the text changes to the GARBC Articles of Faith.
Read the GARBC Articles of Faith in their entirety.
See end of “Freedom of Religion” resolution for links to sample doctrinal/policy/by-law language for churches.
GARBC Conference Photos
Not able to attend the GARBC Conference? Or perhaps you did attend and you are pictured in a photo gallery. Thanks to Darrell Goemaat, GARBC staff photographer, and Joshua Smith, GARBC network administrator and media specialist, you can enjoy the sights of the conference.
- Monday’s conference photos
- Tuesday’s conference photos
- Wednesday’s conference photos
- Thursday’s conference photos
- Friday’s conference photos
2014–15 Council of Eighteen Announced
The Council of Eighteen, elected by church representatives at the annual GARBC Conference, provides wise leadership for the GARBC.
Officers of the 2014–2015 council are Chairman Ken Floyd, Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches representative, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Vice-Chairman Ken Spink, Berea Baptist Church, Berea, Ohio; and Secretary Pastor David Strope of Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa.
Additional council members are Pastor Tom Alexander, First Baptist Church, Wellington, Ohio; Pastor Bryan Augsburger, First Baptist Church, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Pastor Mike Augsburger, Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa; Pastor David Burman Jr., First Baptist Church, Niles, Ohio; Pastor Duke Crawford, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio; Pastor Sam Farlow, Westwood Baptist Church, Fresno, Calif.; Pastor J. Wayne Hart, Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, Iowa; Pastor Mike Hess, Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; Pastor David King, Fellowship Baptist Church, Jasper, Ind.; Pastor Stan Lightfoot III, Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Pastor Charles Pausley, Bethany Baptist Church, Avon Park, Fla.; Pastor Don Shirk, Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, N.Y.; Pastor Bruce Thompson, Berean Baptist Church, Pella, Iowa; Pastor Rich Van Heukelum, Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, N.J.; and Pastor Gerald Webber, Maranatha Baptist Church, Sebring, Fla.
The council welcomes your input. For a summary of the Council of Eighteen’s June meeting, read “Council of Eighteen Propels Association into the Future.” Please pray for these godly leaders as they represent and serve churches in the GARBC and give oversight to association matters.
Congratulations, 2014 Talents For Christ Winners!
Students competed in Talents For Christ on Thursday, June 26, at Starkey Road Baptist Church, Seminole, Fla., in conjunction with the 2014 GARBC Conference. Various participants shared their talents with GARBC conferees during the ladies’ luncheon on Tuesday at noon and in the Thursday evening and Friday morning main sessions. Plan now for teens to participate in 2015 Talents For Christ. Students may enter in open or scholarship categories and compete as groups or individuals. Read how Pastor Dale Williams encourages his teens to develop their talents: “Teens Minister with their Talents through TFC.” See the listing of the 2014 TFC winners. Download a high-resolution photo of the TFC winners.
Regular Baptists around the Country
June 30–July 5: IL-MO Family Camp, Camp Manitoumi, Lowpoint, Ill.
June 30–July 5: Freedom Family Camp, Camp Fairwood, Westfield, Wis.
15: OARBC Sight and Sound, Lancaster County, Pa.
13–17: Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association Annual Conference, Syracuse, N.Y.
25: Chicago area picnic, sponsored by Chicago Area Church Planters, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Naperville, Ill.
Serving in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Ill.
1–5: Maranatha Village, Sebring, Fla.
2: Fellowship Baptist Church, Lakeland, Fla.
6: Faith Baptist Church, Winter Haven, Fla.
12–19: Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association Annual Conference, Syracuse, N.Y.
20: First Baptist Church, Memphis, N.Y.
11–13: Bethel Baptist Church, Pierceton, Ind.