Rapids Street Baptist Calls Pastor Steve Picray

I am Pastor Steve Picray and this is my family. We are excited to move to Adel in June when I will become the pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church. We have been been living in the Indianapolis, Indiana area for the past 13 years and we are so thankful that God has given us the opportunity to minister to the people of Adel and the surrounding area. I am originally from the Des

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Pastor Chad Welch Ordination Council & Service

On April 14th, First Baptist Church of Farmington called an ordination council to examine Pastor Welch. The ordination council was moderated by Pastor Roger Hemmings from North Court Baptist Church in Ottumwa, with Pastor Matt Froah serving as secretary. Thirteen ministers from around the State joined the council (Matt Reno, Mike Hess, Bruce Thompson, Jake Saylor, Aaron Helterbran, John Brown, Barry Farlow, Andrew Counterman, Tim Capon, Simeon Counterman, Gordon Katsion, Earl Swigart, and Daniel Vance)

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Slater Baptist Calls Jeriah Shank

  Congratulations to Pastor Jeriah Shank and Slater Baptist Church on Jeriah’s recent call to become their new senior pastor!  After two and a half years without a pastor, Slater extended a call to Pastor Shank on April 22nd. Pastor Shank will conclude his ministry at First Baptist of Monroe on June 3rd and begin his new ministry at Slater Baptist on July 8. Please pray for First Baptist Monroe as they begin the process of

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Daniel Vance Ordination Council

Dear Brethren, We believe in the liberty of individual local churches as well as the necessity of unity and cooperation among our churches so that we may “stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (Phil 1:27). For this reason, we desire that Pastors of the like-minded churches in the area come and examine Daniel Vance and affirm with our church, through the laying on of hands,

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Missions Trip Opportunity

WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE TEAM MEMBERS! 🙂 Families and singles who are members of IARBC churches are welcome! There are many areas to help out with, including being a cabin counselor or assistant counselor, working in the kitchen, leading music, leading games, teaching, and more! We plan to leave Iowa on Sunday afternoon (July 15th), serve at the camp Monday through Friday, and then return to Iowa on Saturday afternoon (July 21st). A post trip report is planned for Sunday morning, July 22nd at Faith

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EZRA Ministries Update

Currently, we implement opportunities for EZRA ministries on a part-time basis. I assist Bethel Baptist Church in Britt, IA as their missionary pastor as well as work a 2nd job in the community. We are grateful that Bethel serves as our sending church in this new venture. I could not enter this new phase of ministry without the support of our local church. Neither could I invest myself even part-time without the help of Don

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