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Association Updates: July 2013

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GARBC LogoChurches New to GARBC Fellowship
The GARBC gives a big welcome to the following churches who became part of the fellowship at the 2013 GARBC Conference!

  • Baptist Evangelical Fellowship, Eau Claire, Wis. (Pastor David and Ruth Christner)
  • South Litchfield Baptist Church, Litchfield, Mich. (Pastor Ken and Jane Pierpont)
  • Sunrise Bible Fellowship (A Baptist Church Family), Red Bluff, Calif. (Pastor Pat and D’Lorah Hurton)
  • Sycamore Community Baptist Church, Dorr, Mich. (Pastor Jerry and Jackie Hopkins and Pastor Kelly and Karen Ryan)
  • Iglesia Hispana Bautista Biblica de la Gracia, Grant, Mich. (Pastor Isidro and Rosina Morales)
  • PowerPoint Baptist Church, Gloster, Miss. (Pastor Tomas and Doris Phillips)
  • Victory Lighthouse Baptist Church, Trumann, Ark. (Pastor Greg and Daloros Clark)

Read extended coverage on incoming and outgoing churches to the GARBC.

New Partner Enters IPFBMIPFBM
The International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries rejoices in the acceptance of its newest partner, Hope Now Interior Ministries, located in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh, India. Rev. Jermi Babu Gowdiperu is the president of this association of 15 churches. This new partner brings the total number of partners to 59, with 23 of them in India.

2013–2014 Council of Eighteen Elected

Council 2013-2014-lead (2)The Council of Eighteen, elected by church representatives at the annual GARBC Conference, provides wise leadership for the GARBC.

Officers of the 2013–2014 council are Chairman Bernie Augsburger, Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches representative, Washington, Ill.; Vice-Chairman Ken Floyd, Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches representative; and Secretary Pastor David Strope of Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa.

Additional council members are Pastor Mike Augsburger, Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa; 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; Bill Jenkin III, president of Continental Baptist Missions, Rockford, Mich.; Pastor Craig Johnson, Indianola Regular Baptist Church, Indianola, Iowa; Pastor Stan Lightfoot III, Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Pastor Charles Pausley, Bethany Baptist Church, Avon Park, Fla.; Pastor J. O. Purcell, Tri County Baptist Church, The Villages, Fla.; Pastor John Sauser, Harvest Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Iowa; Pastor Don Shirk, Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, N.Y.; Pastor Ken Spink, Berea Baptist Church, Berea, Ohio; Pastor Rich Van Heukelum, Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, N.J.; and Pastor Gerald Webber, Maranatha Baptist Church, Sebring, Fla.

The council welcomes your input. Please pray for these godly leaders as they represent and serve churches in the GARBC and give oversight to association matters.

Articles of Faith Amendments
Voting messengers at the 2013 GARBC Conference voted to amend the GARBC Articles of Faith. You may see the amendment here. Proposed text changes to the GARBC Articles of Faith were also presented at the conference to be voted on during the 2014 GARBC Conference.

Read the GARBC Articles of Faith in its entirety.

GARBC Conference Photos
Not able to attend the GARBC Conference? 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.

GARBC Conference Attendees: Win Free 2014 Registration!PPT_SLIDE_Poster-2014
Thanks to those who attended the 2013 GARBC Conference in Dearborn, Mich.! We pray that the Lord used His Word to recharge your spiritual batteries. We desire your feedback regarding your conference experience. By completing an evaluation, you will be eligible for a drawing to receive one free registration to the 2014 GARBC Conference, June 23–27, in scenic St. Petersburg, Fla.

Complete the evaluation.

The State of the AssociationJohn Greening National Rep.'s address
Wonder what’s happening in the GARBC? Each year in June, National Representative John Greening gives a report to GARBC conference attendees. You can listen to the report now.

Also, you can download the 2013 GARBC Annual Report to get highlights of each GARBC ministry and a financial summary. In addition, a GARBC Conference notebook download is available to you.

GARBC Staff Itineraries
JULY 2013

John Greening
7: Harvest Baptist Church, Oswego, Ill.

Alex Bauman
Participating in home church, New Life Baptist Church, Lake in the Hills, Ill.

Chris Hindal
7: First Baptist Church, Lapeer, Mich.
14: Calvary Baptist Church, Owosso, Mich.
18, 19: ABWE board meeting, Harrisburg, Pa.
21: First Baptist Church, Rochester, Mich.
28: Calvary Baptist Church, Greenville, Mich.

John Murdoch
12: Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association National Conference, Greenbelt, Md.
14: Hillcrest Baptist Church, Richmond, Ind.
15–20: CAP Indiana Wing Encampment, Camp Atterbury, Ind.
16: Almond Tree Ministry staff meeting, Bible Baptist Church, Kokomo, Ind.

Michael Nolan
Participating in home church, Great Commission Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Ill.