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Association Updatese-INFOJuly 2015

Association Updates: July 2015

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The Hernandezs

Fernando & Maria Hernandez

Voting messengers welcomed the following churches into the GARBC fellowship at the 2015 Conference:

  • Iglesia Bautista Jesu Cristo Roca De Salvacion, Washington, Indiana (Pastor Fernando and Maria Hernandez)
  • Grace Baptist Church, Mankato, Minnesota (Pastor Larry and Sally Johnson)
    Larry & Sally Johnson

    Larry & Sally Johnson

  • Strait View Baptist Church, Port Angeles, Washington
    Timothy & PJ Kluver

    Timothy & PJ Kluver

    (Pastor Timothy and PJ Kluver)

Welcome, pastors and wives and churches! The association invites churches that are part of the state fellowships but not yet part of the GARBC to consider fellowshipping on the national level. Among the benefits of national affiliation is IRS 501(c)3 tax exemption for churches. The application process is streamlined as state credentials are accepted. For more information, contact


Council of 18, 2015-16

Council of Eighteen, 2015-16.

During an association business meeting on June 30, voting messengers from GARBC churches elected the following members to the Council of Eighteen for a three-year term:

  • Mike Augsburger, Pastor – Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Tim Capon, Representative – Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Will Hatfield, Pastor – CrossRoad Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa
  • Mike Hess, Pastor – Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
  • Scott Poling, Pastor – Harvest New Beginnings, Oswego, Illinois
  • Ken Spink, Pastor – Berea Baptist Church, Berea, Ohio

The newly elected men join those currently serving on the Council of Eighteen:

  • Tom Alexander, Pastor – First Baptist Church, Wellington, Ohio
  • Bryan Augsburger, Pastor – First Baptist Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • David Burman Jr., Pastor – First Baptist Church, Niles, Ohio
  • Duke Crawford, Pastor – Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio
  • Sam Farlow, Pastor – Westwood Baptist Church, Fresno, California
  • Ken Floyd, Executive Director – Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • David King, Pastor – CrossPoint Fellowship Church, Jasper, Indiana
  • Stan Lightfoot III, Pastor – Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Chuck Pausley, Pastor – Bethany Baptist Church, Avon Park, Florida
  • Don Shirk, Pastor – Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, New York
  • Bruce Thompson, Pastor – Berean Baptist Church, Pella, Iowa
  • Richard Van Heukelum, Pastor – Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, New Jersey

Officers: chairman, Ken Floyd; vice-chairman, Ken Spink; and secretary, Will Hatfield.

Recently appointed by the Council of Eighteen, Manning Brown is now serving as director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy. Coming from a vast military career in the Air Force, he and his wife, Jennifer, have a deep-seated appreciation for chaplains and wives serving in military, institutional, and community service roles. The GARBC Conference gave them opportunity to forge new relationship with the chaplains and wives attending.

Manning says, “Our chaplains need to know that their endorsing agent supports them and will do whatever it takes to make sure they’ve been resourced properly and that they have everything they need to do their jobs effectively. Jennifer and I are deeply honored to be able to help facilitate that, and to come alongside our chaplains and encourage them and their families in any way possible.”

Read more in the Baptist Bulletin article “The Changing of the Guard.”

Leaders and members of GARBC churches had a great time at the GARBC Conference June 29—July 3. Even the children enjoyed learning and playing at the conference! See how many people you know in our photo galleries:


Gladly Serving Churchesgarbc_logo_small1
JULY 2015

John Greening
National Representative

Participating in home church, Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Illinois

Chris Hindal
Director of International Ministry
5: First Baptist Church, Nebraska City, Nebraska
6–13: Associacao das Igrejas Batistas Regulares do Brasil annual conference
16, 17: ABWE board meeting, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
19: Nevada Baptist Church, Nevada, Iowa

Manning Brown
Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy
Participating in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Illinois

Michael Nolan
Director of Baptist Builders Club and Strategic Ministry Growth
5: Willow Creek Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa
13–17: Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association conference, Kansas City, Kansas
15: Continental Baptist Missions family conference, Ankeny, Iowa

Alex Bauman
Director of Regular Baptist Press

Participating in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Illinois