Across Iowa 3/13/18

Dear IARBC family, “The IARBC (Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches) works together to carry out the Great Commission and to stimulate Biblically effective ministries.” The above is the Mission Statement of the IARBC. Each element is important: *The Great Commission-making disciples of Jesus Christ by going, baptizing and teaching until the end of the age). *Biblically effective ministries in and among our churches. *Working together. I have found that there are many examples in

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Grace Baptist Church of Emmetsburg Welcomes Assistant Pastor

Grace Baptist Church welcomed Rob Tahtinen, his wife Stephanie, and their three children to Emmetsburg, Iowa, on December 4, 2017. Rob graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary (PA) in 2008 and is serving as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry. Before coming to Iowa, Rob served in churches in Michigan and South Carolina. Rob and Stephanie met while they were camp counselors in Michigan and got married in 2006 at the same camp. In

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Special Update – Russ Farrell

Retired pastor Russ Farrell entered heaven on February 8, 2018 after being diagnosed with bone cancer in January. Russ accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1938 at the age of 10 at Grandview Park Baptist Church. He committed his life to Christ in 1949 and graduated from Omaha Baptist Bible College in 1957. Russ, along with his wife, Merilyn, served the Lord in a variety of capacities including as Pastor at Adelphi

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Across Iowa 1/30/18

Dear IARBC Family, Pastor Cletis Leverett knocked on our door in Ketchikan, Alaska over 36 years ago. I was a civil engineer at the time and had been working for a contractor on a hydroelectric powerhouse project along the Columbia River in Washington State for a couple of years. The company I worked for won the bid for a hydroelectric powerhouse project in Ketchikan so we were transferred there and joined the rest of the

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Horton Baptist Calls Associate Pastor

Horton Baptist Church of Waverly called James Livingston as their Associate Pastor on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. James accepted the call and he and his wife, Desirae, and their four children, Caleb, Natalie, Madeline and Benjamin moved to the Horton area in the middle of November. Pastor James began his ministry on Sunday December 3rd. James grew up attending Calvary Baptist Church of Dysart before going to the University of Northern Iowa for Criminology. He worked

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GARBC Pastor’s Day at the Capitol

The Family Leader has been working with hundreds of pastors across Iowa to develop a ministering relationship with our elected officials through prayer, words of encouragement, and speaking biblical truth to various public policy issues. Each year, they designate days to certain groups.  This year, the GARBC is assigned January 30 and March 13.  The schedule will be as follows: 9:00 a.m. – Prayer/Update from THE FAMiLY LEADER staff.  This year we will be meeting at Calvary Chapel,

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