Ordination Council & Ceremony for Michael Ryan

A message from Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church: We here at Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church believe in the liberty of individual local churches as well as the necessity of unity and cooperation among our churches 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 come and examine Michael Ryan to affirm his calling

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Des Moines Metro Flooding – Help Needed!

The Des Moines Metro area was overwhelmed with heavy rainfall Saturday evening, with areas of Ankeny receiving ten inches of rain in a few short hours and metro waterways, like Four Mile Creek, rushing out of their banks. As a result, many homes and businesses sustained flood damage as basements were filled with several feet of water in some places. While it was disheartening to see the pictures and receive reports regarding the extent of

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John Mathew Begins Ministry in Reinbeck

    First Baptist Church of Reinbeck called John Mathew to be their pastor this past February 4th and he accepted that call on February 18th. Pastor Mathew had been providing pulpit supply for the church since the previous fall. For a while, Pastor Mathew and his family (his wife, Anna, and his daughters, Grace and Joy) traveled back and forth to Reinbeck while Pastor Mathew completed his obligations at FBBC, where he had been

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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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