CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.—Nine Baptist churches are now in fellowship with the GARBC, approved by vote of messengers of the 2012 GARBC Conference in the business session held on Tuesday, June 26.

New Churches to GARBC Fellowship

  • Great Commission Baptist Church (Schaumburg, Ill.)
  • Victory Baptist Church (Casa Grande, Ariz.)

Mission Churches

  • Christ Life Community Church (a Baptist church) (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
  • CityView Baptist Church (Astoria, New York)
  • Good News Baptist Church (Cascade, Mary.)
  • Northside Harvest Baptist Church (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Restored Church (a Baptist church) (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
  • Scriptural Salvation Baptist Tabernacle (Rome, N. Y.)
  • Solid Rock Independent Baptist Church (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

In other action, the messengers to the 2012 GARBC Conference approved the following churches’ withdrawal from the GARBC fellowship:

Outgoing churches from GARBC fellowship

Ceased designation as Baptist church

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church (Vineland, N. J.)
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church (Appleton, Wis.)

Declared doctrinal change

  • Northwest Baptist Church (Phoenix, Ariz.)

 Desire to be unaffiliated

  • Calvary Baptist Church (Brazil, Ind.)
  • Community Baptist Church (Palmdale, Calif.)
  • Faith Baptist Church (Little Valley, N .Y.)
  • First Baptist Church of Oakland (Albert Lea, Minn.)
  • Heartland Baptist Church  (Bellevue, Neb.)
  • Northside Baptist Church (Modesto, Calif.)
  • Village Baptist Church (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)

 Dissolved or merged

  • Berean Baptist Church (Point Pleasant, W. V.)
  • Bethel Baptist Church  (Harlan, Iowa
  • Calvary Baptist Church (Kingman, Kan.)
  • Faith Baptist Church (Tecumseh, Neb.)
  • First Baptist Church (Wenatchee, Wash.)
  • Lifegate Baptist Church (Portland, Ore.)
  • North Suburban Baptist Church (Indianapolis, Ind.)