DECATUR, Ill.—The Central Illinois Pastors’ Fellowship met this month with Mike Hess, GARBC national representative. “It was great to hear an update on the exciting things that are happening in the GARBC,” says Dave Fox, president of the fellowship and pastor of Grace Church, Springfield, Ill. Riverside Baptist Church hosted the meeting.

This regional fellowship of the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches “is a vibrant group of like-minded pastors who meet monthly for prayer, fellowship, and encouragement,” Dave says. “The names and faces have changed over the years, but we’ve been enjoying this special fellowship for close to 30 years now.”