Pastor Bunge retires from Emannuel Baptist

After 47 total years of service, Pastor Dan Bunge retired from pastoral ministry on August 26th. Before coming to Emmanuel Baptist in Des Moines several years ago, Dan and his wife, Charlotte, had previously served churches in Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York. To celebrate and honor their years of ministry, the church hosted a special meal following their morning service with a devotional by State Representative Tim Capon. Please pray for the church family as

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Pastor Michael Ryan Ordained

On July 21st, Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church held an ordination council for Associate Pastor Michael Ryan. Rev. Jeriah Shank was the moderator and Rev. Doug Farrell was the secretary. About 11 people were there and the council  recommended ordination.  On July 22nd, the church approved the recommendation and formally ordained Pastor Ryan, with Mike Crawford and Dr. Dean Taylor being the speakers at the service. Congratulations to Pastor Ryan and Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church!  

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Center Street Baptist Welcomes Pastor Don Michaelsen

Center Street Baptist Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Don Michaelsen as their Senior Pastor. Pastor Michaelsen has served as Interim Pastor at CSBC since late summerof 2017. On June 10 th of this year, following a favorable unanimous vote by the congregation, he accepted the call to begin his ministry as Senior Pastor. He is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, and brings with him many years of pastoral ministry experience. He

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IARBC Church Families Impacted by Tornadoes

The communities of Bondurant, Marshalltown, and Pella were among those rocked by tornadoes that ripped through the area Thursday afternoon. We have received reports from two church families that we know were in the vicinity of the storm and are thankful that no fatalities have been reported, the church buildings represented sustained no damage, and that the church members are banding together to serve one another and their community in the aftermath. You can read

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2018 GARBC Conference Recap

A few weeks ago, the Annual Conference of the GARBC was held in Fishers, Indiana with the theme, Love That Church. If you were not able to attend the conference, the conference website has a helpful post with links to articles, pictures, sermon recordings, and more that provide a detailed look into how God worked during this year’s meeting. One of the most significant and anticipated events of the conference was the vote to approve Pastor

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Brotherhood Mutual  Program Benefits IARBC

Early in 2018, IARBC State Rep. Tim Capon was contacted by Terry Townsend of  American Church Group Insurance about an exciting opportunity to enter into a ministry partnership program with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, the company through which the IARBC office and many of our churches are insured. As a result of this partnership, the IARBC was presented a check for $10,000 at the end of June! We are incredibly grateful for God’s provision of this gift

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