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Interested in having the GARBC National Representative visit your church?

Dr. David Strope, GARBC National Representative, is available for guest preaching engagements and would love to connect with you to find a date and topic that would work.

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Interested in having the GARBC National Representative visit your church?

Pastor David Strope, GARBC National Representative, is available for guest preaching engagements and would love to connect with you to find a date and topic that would work.

Submit Speaker Request

Want another GARBC speaker at your church or event?

There are many spiritually effective and proven speakers within the GARBC who would be happy to attend special events in your church or Christian organization. Each one is a member of a GARBC church and is recommended and endorsed by a GARBC leader on the state or national level.

Speakers’ Bureau Categories:

Association Staff

Dr. David Strope
3715 N. Ventura Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-843-1600
dstrope@garbc.org

  • Education: Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of Baptist churches in New York and Iowa; Member of GARBC Council of 18
  • Present Ministries: Interim National Representative of the GARBC

Manning Brown
3715 N. Ventura Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-843-1600
mbrown@garbc.org

  • Education: Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, A; Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Prior Ministry and Military Experience: Executive Director, President’s Office, Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; Director of Human Resources and Institutional Effectiveness, Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; United States Air Force
  • Present Ministry: Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy Ministries, Arlington Heights, IL; Director of Marketing and Communications, GARBC/RBP, Arlington Heights, IL

Clare Jewell
3715 N. Ventura Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
260-466-9678
cjewell@garbc.org

  • Education: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministry: Pastor of Lakewood Park Baptist Church, Auburn, IN
  • Present Ministries: Director of Generate, Arlington Heights, IL; Regional Director for ABWE North America West; Adjunct Professor, Corban University, Salem, OR

Bible Conferences

James E. Bearss
On Target Ministry
2130 Grand Avenue #3
Des Moines, IA 50312
715-558-2227
docbearss@ontargetministry.org

  • Education: Ripon College, Ripon, WI; Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburg, IN; Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA
  • Past Ministries: Founder and Bible teacher of the Proclamation gospel team, Ripon, WI; Instructor at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL; Pastor of First Baptist Church, Chesterton, IN; Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Seeley, WI
  • Present Ministry: Founder of On Target Ministry, an international education ministry

Jon Beight
1451 E. Twin Lakes Rd.
Hillsboro, IN 47949
765-366-7944
beight@twinlakescamp.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Past Ministries: Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church, Williamston, MI; Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Valparaiso, IN; Church Planting team of Friendship Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN
  • Present Ministry: Executive Director of Twin Lakes Camp

Don Bennett
17584 Old State Rd.
Middlefield, OH 44062
440-548-4260
preacheronthego@yahoo.com

  • Education: Akron Bible Institute, Akron, OH; Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Hartville, OH; Pastor of New Lyme Baptist Church, New Lyme, OH
  • Present Ministry: Missionary with Committee on Missionary Evangelism (COME)

Bob Bymers
3314 N. 196th Ave.
Elkhorn, NE 68022
402-289-0912
rjbymers@juno.com

  • Education: Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Francesville, IN; Executive Director, Indiana Camps and Youth; Administration of Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Administration of Baptist Mid-Missions, Cleveland, OH
  • Present Ministry: Bible conferences and pulpit supply

Rich Eberly
PO Box 651/504 Main St.
Friendship, WI 53934-0651
608-339-7899 (home)
608-572-1814 (cell)
richeberly@frontier.com

  • Education: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN; University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA (music); University of Wisconsin, Platville, WI (music)
  • Past Ministries: Missionary evangelist; interim pastorates; pulpit supply; vocal and instrumental music ministry
  • Present Ministry: pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Adams, WI

John Hartog II
1521 NE 118th Ave.
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-1536
hartogj@faith.edu

  • Education: Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX; Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN; Central Baptist Seminary, Plymouth, MN
  • Past Ministries: Professor at Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, MO; Author of Regular Baptist Press adult Sunday School curriculum; Pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, IA
  • Present Ministry: Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA

Paul Hartog
1180 NE 51st Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-262-4741
hartogp@faith.edu

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA; Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Past Ministries: Assistant pastor at Slater Baptist Church, Slater, IA; Associate pastor at Bible Baptist Church, Romeoville, IL
  • Present Ministries: Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA; Assistant pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, IA

Chris Hindal
2117 NE 25th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33909
224-234-7403
chindal@garbc.org

  • Education: Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of Mount Top Baptist Church, Mount Top, PA; Slater Baptist Church, Slater, IA; Daniels Road Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
  • Present Ministry: Director of Regular Baptist International Ministries, Arlington Heights, IL

John Greening
1366 Brighton Dr
Wheaton, IL 60189
847-736-0360
jrgwindycity@gmail.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
  • Past Ministries: Pastor in Iowa, Ohio, Washington, and Pennsylvania; Author of A Man and His Ethics, Real Men are Godly, Real Men Overcome, and other Regular Baptist Press adult Sunday School curriculum and training resources; Former National Representative of the GARBC, Arlington Heights, IL; Presenter of training seminars, Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, IL

Melvin O. Jones
278 Evelyn Dr.
Pleasant Hills, CA 94523
925-687-5674

  • Education: Western Baptist College, Salem, OR
  • Past Ministries: Church planter in California; Pastor in California; Sunday School consultant for Regular Baptist Press
  • Present Ministries: Bible conferences and pulpit supply; Sunday School consultant and trainer

Manfred Kober
308 Second St. SE
Bondurant, IA 50035
515-707-0071
MKober316@gmail.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; University of Erlangen, Germany; Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • Past Ministry: Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Present Ministries: Research assistant for Russ Doughten Films and Mustard See International, Des Moines, IA; Tour host to Israel and Reformation Europe; Leader of summer ministry for missionaries in Europe and distribution of Christian literature in Eastern Europe; Speaker in doctrine seminars and Bible conferences on God and country, prophecy, archaeology, dispensationalism, contemporary ethical issues, and fundamentalism; Speaker in missions conferences and family camps

Michael Peck
364 Longford Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
440-365-8802
pastormjp@aol.com

T.W. Teall
6022 Bancraft Ave.
Alto, MI 49302
616-868-2119
pastorteall@fbcalto.com

  • Education: Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, Mulberry, FL; Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor in Michigan and Iowa; Dean of students at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; President of Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, Mulberry, FL; Pastor of Perry Baptist Church, Canton, OH
  • Present Ministry: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Alto, MI

Steve Viars
5525 State Rd. 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-448-1986
sviars@fbc1.org

  • Education: Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN; Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
  • Past Ministries: Counselor at Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Princeton, NJ; Administrator of Faith Christian Schools, Trenton, NJ; Assistant pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Trenton, NJ
  • Present Ministries: Pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Lafayette, IN; Counselor/Instructor at Faith Baptist Counseling Ministry, Lafayette, IN; President of the board of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors

Jim Vogel
2293 Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
810-853-9204
jvogel@nfibc.org

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
  • Past Ministries: First Baptist Church, Johnson City, NY; Southgate Baptist Church, Springfield, OH; South Baptist Church, Flint, MI; GARBC associate national representative; Editor of The Pastor: A Guide for God’s Faithful Servant
  • Present Ministries: State representative of the Northeast Fellowship

David Warren
360 College Hill Dr.
Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-5913
warrenoarbc@juno.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of Champion Baptist Church, Warren, OH; Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Professor at Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Coauthor of Helping Others
  • Present Ministry: Former state representative for the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches

Thomas E. Wright Jr.
835 Thornview Dr.
Galloway, OH 43119
614-274-7551 (church)
614-852-9766 (home)
tom.wright@mbconline.org

  • Education: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL; Trinity College, Newburgh, IN; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministry: Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Minford, OH
  • Present Ministry: Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Columbus, OH

Children’s Meetings

Jon Beight
1451 E. Twin Lakes Rd.
Hillsboro, IN 47949
765-366-7944
beight@twinlakescamp.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Past Ministries: Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church, Williamston, MI; Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Valparaiso, IN; Church Planting team of Friendship Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN
  • Present Ministry: Executive Director of Twin Lakes Camp

Jim Cook
21 Pine Meadow Dr.
Brownsburg, IN 46112
317-852-3101
jcook@abwe.cc

  • Education: Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN
  • Past Ministries: Children’s pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church, Brownsburg, IN
  • Present Ministry: Director of International Children’s Ministry, ABWE

Christian Education

Don Anderson
27 Kelsey Ct.
Algonquin, IL 60102
515-306-0095
sundayschoolsuperman@gmail.com

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
  • Past Ministries: Director of training seminars, Regular Baptist Press, Schaumburg, IL; Vacation Bible School editor for Regular Baptist Press, Schaumburg, IL; Author of Improving Your Sunday School, Success in Bible Teaching, and Regular Baptist Press adult Sunday School materials; Professor of Christian Education, Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Christian Education Consultant, Regular Baptist Press.

Alex Bauman
3715 N. Ventura Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
1-888-588-1600
abauman@garbc.org

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministry: Assistant pastor over youth and Christian education in Iowa; author of Regular Baptist Press adult and children’s Sunday School curriculum; author of Impact Teaching Leader’s Guide and Serving God
  • Present Ministries: Director of Educational Resources, Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, IL; Presenter of teacher training seminars, Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, IL

John and Daria Greening
436 W. Parkside Dr.
Palatine, IL
847-736-0360
jrgwindycity@gmail.com

  • Education: (John) Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; (Daria) Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH; Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • Past Ministries: Pastor and wife in Iowa, Ohio, Washington, and Pennsylvania; authors of Blueprint for Spiritual Maturity, Impact Parenting, Impact Teaching, and other Regular Baptist Press Sunday School curriculum, men’s Bible studies, and training resources; former national representative of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Arlington Heights, IL; Seminar presenters, Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, IL

Dave Peters
122 Michelle Dr.
Hudson, IA 50643
319-988-3510
davep@iowafit4life.org

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministries: Youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Creston, IA; State youth representative for the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches; presenter of youth workers’ workshops and conferences; youth ministry consultant for churches
  • Present Ministry: Pastor of Hagerman Baptist Church, Waterloo, IA
Marrena Ralph
3715 N Ventura Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
866.754.4272 opt. 2
marrena@kids4truth.com
  • Education: Heart of America Bible College and Seminary, Independence, MO (AA – Practical Christian Ministry)
  • Past Ministries: Kids4Truth International, Independence, MO: Office Administrator/Clubs Program Administrator/Assistant to Curriculum Creator; Tri-City Baptist Church of Blue Springs MO: Children’s Ministry Secretary; Currently, Marrena serves as the Kids4Truth Clubs Program Specialist. She creates resources and training materials to support the Kids4Truth Clubs; provides training for Kids4Truth Clubs and general Children’s Ministry via in-person events/conferences, videos, or web-based events; and helps churches implement and use the Kids4Truth Clubs curriculum and program.
Tony Randolph
3715 North Ventura Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-565-9063
trandolph@garbc.org
  • Education: University of the Cumberland’s, Williamsburg, KY; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
  • Ministries: Youth Minister Kentucky , Executive Pastor Michigan, Senior Pastor Michigan; Currently serving as the Business Director of Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, IL; Presenter of training seminars on Small Groups and Sunday School.
Alan Wilson
7118 Little Twin Lake Rd. NE
Mancelona, MI
847.830.8477
awilson@garbc.org
  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO (BS), Conservative Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL (Th.M)
  • Past Ministries: Associate Pastor Daniels Road Baptist Church, Ft. Myers, FL, Associate / Youth Pastor Midway Baptist Church, Watervliet, MI, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church, Merton, WI  Speaker: Involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, helping to establish Bible study huddles in numerous public schools.  Through the ministry of F.C.A., Alan was used as a chapel speaker before the Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game.  Currently, Alan serves as the U.S. Field Coordinator and travels extensively speaking frequently in major conferences and churches across the country.

Valerie Wilson
3401 US Hwy 259, N #611
Longview, TX 75605
valw917@gmail.com

Couples’/Marriage Retreats

Jim and Jeannie Vogel
2293 Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
810-853-9204
jvogel@nfibc.org; vogeljeannie@gmail.com

Dave Peters
122 Michelle Dr.
Hudson, IA 50643
319-988-3510
davep@iowafit4life.org

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministries: Youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Creston, IA; State youth representative for the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches; presenter of youth workers’ workshops and conferences; youth ministry consultant for churches
  • Present Ministry: Pastor of Hagerman Baptist Church, Waterloo, IA

Deacon Training

Robert Smith
5401 E. 200 N.
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-589-8565
bob200@juno.com

  • Education: Manchester College, North Manchester, IN; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Past Ministries: Deacon in Lowell and Lafayette, IN; Administrator for Faith Baptist Counseling Ministries, Lafayette, IN; Deacon trainer for Indiana Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches
  • Present Ministries: Deacon and adult Bible fellowship teacher at Faith Baptist Church, Lafayette, IN; counselor and instructor at Faith Baptist Counseling Ministries, Lafayette, IN

Jim Vogel
2293 Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
810-853-9204
jvogel@nfibc.org

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
  • Past Ministries: First Baptist Church, Johnson City, NY; Southgate Baptist Church, Springfield, OH; South Baptist Church, Flint, MI; GARBC associate national representative; Editor of The Pastor: A Guide for God’s Faithful Servant
  • Present Ministries: State representative of the Northeast Fellowship

Evangelistic Meetings

James E. Bearss
On Target Ministry
2130 Grand Avenue #3
Des Moines, IA 50312
715-558-2227
docbearss@ontargetministry.org

  • Education: Ripon College, Ripon, WI; Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburg, IN; Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA
  • Past Ministries: Founder and Bible teacher of the Proclamation gospel team, Ripon, WI; Instructor at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL; Pastor of First Baptist Church, Chesterton, IN; Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Seeley, WI
  • Present Ministry: Founder of On Target Ministry, an international education ministry

Don Bennett
17584 Old State Rd.
Middlefield, OH 44062
440-548-4260
preacheronthego@yahoo.com

  • Education: Akron Bible Institute, Akron, OH; Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Hartville, OH; Pastor of New Lyme Baptist Church, New Lyme, OH
  • Present Ministry: Missionary with Committee on Missionary Evangelism (COME)

Rich Eberly
PO Box 651/504 Main St.
Friendship, WI 53934-0651
608-339-7899 (home)
608-572-1814 (cell)
richeberly@frontier.com

  • Education: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN; University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA (music); University of Wisconsin, Platville, WI (music)
  • Past Ministries: Missionary evangelist; interim pastorates; pulpit supply; vocal and instrumental music ministry
  • Present Ministry: pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Adams, WI

Cal Searles
46621 US 36
Coshocton, OH 43812
740-623-0211
pastorcalsearles@gmail.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministry: Pastor of Camden Baptist Church, Wellington, OH; Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Present Ministry: Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Coshocton, OH

T.W. Teall
6022 Bancraft Ave.
Alto, MI 49302
616-868-2119
pastorteall@fbcalto.com

  • Education: Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, Mulberry, FL; Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor in Michigan and Iowa; Dean of students at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; President of Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, Mulberry, FL; Pastor of Perry Baptist Church, Canton, OH
  • Present Ministry: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Alto, MI

Family Conferences

James E. Bearss
On Target Ministry
2130 Grand Avenue #3
Des Moines, IA 50312
715-558-2227
docbearss@ontargetministry.org

  • Education: Ripon College, Ripon, WI; Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburg, IN; Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA
  • Past Ministries: Founder and Bible teacher of the Proclamation gospel team, Ripon, WI; Instructor at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL; Pastor of First Baptist Church, Chesterton, IN; Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Seeley, WI
  • Present Ministry: Founder of On Target Ministry, an international education ministry

Bob Bymers
3314 N. 196th Ave.
Elkhorn, NE 68022
402-289-0912
rjbymers@juno.com

  • Education: Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Francesville, IN; Executive Director, Indiana Camps and Youth; Administration of Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Administration of Baptist Mid-Missions, Cleveland, OH
  • Present Ministry: Bible conferences and pulpit supply

Michael Peck
364 Longford Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
440-365-8802
pastormjp@aol.com

Ladies’ Retreats

Lisa Cowman
3621 Columbus Rd.
Quincy, IL 62305
217-222-3454
lisa@columbusroad.org

  • Education: Scranton University, Scranton, PA; Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Calvary Baptist Church, Norwalk, OH; Riverdale Baptist Church, Flint, MI; Grace Baptist Church, Factoryville, PA
  • Present Ministry: Pastor’s wife at Columbus Road Baptist Church, Quincy, IL

Martha Hartog
1521 NE 118th Ave.
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-1536
hartogm@faith.edu

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministry: Dean of women at Montana Institute of the Bible, Lewistown, MT; Pastor’s wife at Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, IA
  • Present Ministries: Women’s ministry instructor at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA

Juanita Purcell
7831 SE 173rd Panorama Pl.
The Villages, FL 32162
352-391-9808
jojjp@embarqmail.com

  • Past Ministries: Pastor’s wife; author of ladies’ Bible studies; Be Still, My Child daily devotional; Women’s Ministries Handbook
  • Present Ministry: Pastor’s wife at Tri County Baptist Church, The Villages, FL; speaker at ladies’ retreats, mother/daughter banquets, conferences, and seminars

Carol Smith
1868 Pebble Beach Circle
Elgin, IL 60123-5600
847-214-1498

  • Education: Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, PA; Houghton College, Ithaca, NY
  • Previous Ministries: Pastor’s wife; Sunday School teacher; secretary at First Baptist Church, Hackensack, NJ

Jeannie Vogel
2293 Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
810-853-9204
vogeljeannie@gmail.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor’s wife at First Baptist Church, Johnson City, NY; Southgate Baptist Church, Springfield, OH; South Baptist Church, Flint, MI; Bible study teacher; counselor; women’s outreach director; author of Accepting the Challenge: Leadership Lesson from Moses and Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
  • Present Ministry: Women’s speaker for conferences, retreats, and special events; women’s ministries consultant; wife of Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches representative, Jim Vogel

Pat Warren
360 College Hill Dr.
Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-5913
warrenoarbc@juno.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • Past Ministries: Pastor’s wife in Ohio; Sunday School teacher; author of Weighted by the Word; coauthor of Regular Baptist Press adult Sunday School curriculum
  • Present Ministries: Speaker for ladies’ meetings; speaker with husband, David Warren, former state representative for Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches

Valerie Wilson
3401 US Hwy 259, N #611
Longview, TX 75605
valw917@gmail.com

Men’s Retreats

Jon Beight
1451 E. Twin Lakes Rd.
Hillsboro, IN 47949
765-366-7944
beight@twinlakescamp.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Past Ministries: Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church, Williamston, MI; Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Valparaiso, IN; Church Planting team of Friendship Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN
  • Present Ministry: Executive Director of Twin Lakes Camp

Bob Bymers
3314 N. 196th Ave.
Elkhorn, NE 68022
402-289-0912
rjbymers@juno.com

  • Education: Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Francesville, IN; Executive Director, Indiana Camps and Youth; Administration of Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Administration of Baptist Mid-Missions, Cleveland, OH
  • Present Ministry: Bible conferences and pulpit supply

Chris Hindal
2102 Mir Woods Drive
Leander, TX 78641
224-234-7403
chindal@garbc.org

  • Education: Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of Mount Top Baptist Church, Mount Top, PA; Slater Baptist Church, Slater, IA; Daniels Road Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
  • Present Ministry: Director of Regular Baptist International Ministries, Arlington Heights, IL

John Greening
436 W. Parkside Dr.
Palatine, IL
847-736-0360
jrgwindycity@gmail.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
  • Past Ministries: Pastor in Iowa, Ohio, Washington, and Pennsylvania; Author of A Man and His Ethics, Real Men are Godly, Real Men Overcome, and other Regular Baptist Press adult Sunday School curriculum and training resources; Former National Representative of the GARBC, Arlington Heights, IL; Presenter of training seminars, Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, IL

Ken Rudolph
7200 Morningdew Ct.
Denver, NC 28307
231-649-2928
krministries@aol.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Youth and visitation pastor of Capitol Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, MD; Pastor of Charity Baptist Church, McLean, VA; youth representative for Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; director of advancement at Lake Ann Baptist Camp, Lake Ann, MI
  • Present Ministry: Ken Rudolph Ministries; ABWE

Rich Van Heukelum
2 Mills Brook Ln.
Shamong, NJ 08088
319-290-1332
rvanheukelum@shawneechurch.org

Jim Vogel
2293 Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
810-853-9204
jvogel@nfibc.org

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
  • Past Ministries: First Baptist Church, Johnson City, NY; Southgate Baptist Church, Springfield, OH; South Baptist Church, Flint, MI; GARBC associate national representative; Editor of The Pastor: A Guide for God’s Faithful Servant
  • Present Ministries: State representative of the Northeast Fellowship

David Warren
360 College Hill Dr.
Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-5913
warrenoarbc@juno.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of Champion Baptist Church, Warren, OH; Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Professor at Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Coauthor of Helping Others
  • Present Ministry: Former state representative for the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches

Mother/Daughter Events

Lisa Cowman
3621 Columbus Rd.
Quincy, IL 62305
217-222-3454
lisa@columbusroad.org

  • Education: Scranton University, Scranton, PA; Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Calvary Baptist Church, Norwalk, OH; Riverdale Baptist Church, Flint, MI; Grace Baptist Church, Factoryville, PA
  • Present Ministry: Pastor’s wife at Columbus Road Baptist Church, Quincy, IL

Martha Hartog
1521 NE 118th Ave.
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-1536
hartogm@faith.edu

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministry: Dean of women at Montana Institute of the Bible, Lewistown, MT; Pastor’s wife at Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, IA
  • Present Ministries: Women’s ministry instructor at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA

Jeannie Vogel
2293 Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
810-853-9204
vogeljeannie@gmail.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor’s wife at First Baptist Church, Johnson City, NY; Southgate Baptist Church, Springfield, OH; South Baptist Church, Flint, MI; Bible study teacher; counselor; women’s outreach director; author of Accepting the Challenge: Leadership Lesson from Moses and Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
  • Present Ministry: Women’s speaker for conferences, retreats, and special events; women’s ministries consultant; wife of Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches representative, Jim Vogel

Valerie Wilson
3401 US Hwy 259, N #611
Longview, TX 75605
valw917@gmail.com

Pulpit Supply

Don Bennett
17584 Old State Rd.
Middlefield, OH 44062
440-548-4260
preacheronthego@yahoo.com

  • Education: Akron Bible Institute, Akron, OH; Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Hartville, OH; Pastor of New Lyme Baptist Church, New Lyme, OH
  • Present Ministry: Missionary with Committee on Missionary Evangelism (COME)

Bob Bymers
3314 N. 196th Ave.
Elkhorn, NE 68022
402-289-0912
rjbymers@juno.com

  • Education: Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of First Baptist Church, Francesville, IN; Executive Director, Indiana Camps and Youth; Administration of Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Administration of Baptist Mid-Missions, Cleveland, OH
  • Present Ministry: Bible conferences and pulpit supply

Rich Eberly
PO Box 651/504 Main St.
Friendship, WI 53934-0651
608-339-7899 (home)
608-572-1814 (cell)
richeberly@frontier.com

  • Education: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN; University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA (music); University of Wisconsin, Platville, WI (music)
  • Past Ministries: Missionary evangelist; interim pastorates; pulpit supply; vocal and instrumental music ministry
  • Present Ministry: pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Adams, WI

Paul Hartog
1180 NE 51st Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-262-4741
hartogp@faith.edu

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA; Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Past Ministries: Assistant pastor at Slater Baptist Church, Slater, IA; Associate pastor at Bible Baptist Church, Romeoville, IL
  • Present Ministries: Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA; Assistant pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, IA

Chris Hindal
2102 Mir Woods Drive
Leander, TX 78641
224-234-7403
chindal@garbc.org

  • Education: Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of Mount Top Baptist Church, Mount Top, PA; Slater Baptist Church, Slater, IA; Daniels Road Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL
  • Present Ministry: Director of Regular Baptist International Ministries, Arlington Heights, IL

John Greening
436 W. Parkside Dr.
Palatine, IL
847-736-0360
jrgwindycity@gmail.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA; Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
  • Past Ministries: Pastor in Iowa, Ohio, Washington, and Pennsylvania; Author of A Man and His Ethics, Real Men are Godly, Real Men Overcome, and other Regular Baptist Press adult Sunday School curriculum and training resources; Former National Representative of the GARBC, Arlington Heights, IL; Presenter of training seminars, Regular Baptist Press, Arlington Heights, IL

Manfred Kober
308 Second St. SE
Bondurant, IA 50035
515-707-0071
MKober316@gmail.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; University of Erlangen, Germany; Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • Past Ministry: Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Present Ministries: Research assistant for Russ Doughten Films and Mustard See International, Des Moines, IA; Tour host to Israel and Reformation Europe; Leader of summer ministry for missionaries in Europe and distribution of Christian literature in Eastern Europe; Speaker in doctrine seminars and Bible conferences on God and country, prophecy, archaeology, dispensationalism, contemporary ethical issues, and fundamentalism; Speaker in missions conferences and family camps

Col. John Murdoch
2304 Canterbury Lane
Kokomo, IN 46902
765-455-9727
john@churchstrongllc.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; California Graduate School of Theology, La Habra, CA
  • Past Ministries: Minister of youth and music, First Baptist Church, Lock Haven, PA; minister of youth and music, First Baptist Church, Hackensack, NJ; Pastor of Third Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA; director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy Ministries
  • Present Ministries: Consultant for Church Strong Ministries

Michael Peck
364 Longford Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
440-365-8802
pastormjp@aol.com

David Warren
360 College Hill Dr.
Cedarville, OH 45314
937-766-5913
warrenoarbc@juno.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • Past Ministries: Pastor of Champion Baptist Church, Warren, OH; Professor at Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA; Professor at Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH; Coauthor of Helping Others
  • Present Ministry: Former state representative for the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches

Sportsmen’s Dinners

David Little
3133 Grafton Rd.
Grafton, OH 44044
440-458-8768
dlittle@bcpusa.org

  • Education: Practical Bible College, Johnson City, NY
  • Past Ministries: Pastor in New York, Former President of Baptist Church Planters, Elyria, OH

Youth Events and Retreats

Jon Beight
1451 E. Twin Lakes Rd.
Hillsboro, IN 47949
765-366-7944
beight@twinlakescamp.com

  • Education: Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Past Ministries: Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church, Williamston, MI; Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Valparaiso, IN; Church Planting team of Friendship Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN
  • Present Ministry: Executive Director of Twin Lakes Camp

Dave Peters
122 Michelle Dr.
Hudson, IA 50643
319-988-3510
davep@iowafit4life.org

  • Education: Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA
  • Past Ministries: Youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Creston, IA; State youth representative for the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches; presenter of youth workers’ workshops and conferences; youth ministry consultant for churches
  • Present Ministry: Pastor of Hagerman Baptist Church, Waterloo, IA

Ken Rudolph
7200 Morningdew Ct.
Denver, NC 28307
231-649-2928
krministries@aol.com

  • Education: Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Past Ministries: Youth and visitation pastor of Capitol Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, MD; Pastor of Charity Baptist Church, McLean, VA; youth representative for Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA; director of advancement at Lake Ann Baptist Camp, Lake Ann, MI
  • Present Ministry: Ken Rudolph Ministries; ABWE

Want to become a member of the Speakers’ Bureau?

STEP 2

Send your questionnaire with a color photo to GARBC Speakers’ Bureau, 1300 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 61073.

STEP 3

Contact your pastor and other state leader, and ask them to send us letters of recommendation.

When we receive your application and the letters of recommendation, we will take your name to the Council of Eighteen officers for their approval. For further information about the GARBC Speakers’ Bureau, contact Daria Greening at 1-888-588-1600, ext. 852.

Speaker Qualifications:

We have four requirements for inclusion in our Speakers’ Bureau.

  1. You must be a member of a GARBC church.
  2. You must agree with the GARBC Articles of Faith.
  3. Your ministry must fall into one of the categories on our Speakers’ Bureau.
  4. You must provide letters of recommendation from your pastor (or another pastor who knows you) and from a state or national GARBC leader. That person could be the representative of your state association of churches or any other leader who knows of your ministry outside your local church.

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