ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Regular Baptist Churches announces the appointment of Clare Jewell as its national church planting coordinator. Church planting is a primary focus for the association, arising from the work and vision of the Council of Eighteen and National Representative John Greening. Clare graduated from Baptist Bible College, has a graduate degree from Eastern Michigan University, and completed a Master of Divinity with Baptist Bible Seminary. He serves as a regional director with ABWE, engaging in a church planting movement in western U.S. Clare has had a long-time association with Regular Baptist Churches, receiving Christ as his Savior and growing in faith at South Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan, and serving as pastor of churches in the association. John Greening states, “Clare has the background experience, technical and organizational skills, a pastoral heart and extensive experience, along with the necessary diplomacy, to assume this role. He is excellent at networking and is a self-starting initiator and visionary. He connects well with both younger and older pastors.” Clare will be assisting churches in their efforts of planting new churches and will be working in coordination with state association leaders, mission agencies, and schools in providing resources to churches.

Church planting will be featured at the 2016 GARBC Conference, June 28-July 1, with a Growing Churches church planting module on Thursday afternoon.  Join Clare Jewell and Ken Davis, director of Project Jerusalem and chairman of the church planting council with Baptist Mid-Missions, in a practical “how-to” module to learn the action steps a church of any size can take to become a reproducing church. Register now for the  2016 Conference and Growing Churches module.