Month: July 2022

Pastor Rod Bradley Retirement Celebration

Pastor Rod Bradley is retiring after 25 years of ministry at True Bible Baptist Church, Des Moines! The church is holding a celebration/appreciation service for him and his wife, Teresa. All are invited to help celebrate this special occasion on October 16, 2022! The family of Pastor Bradley will be recognized at the morning service and the primary  celebration will begin at 5pm.

In addition to the special Sunday celebration, a banquet will be held on the Drake University Campus on October 14, 2022 at 6pm. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on the True Bible Baptist Church website or you may send your payment directly to the church. Please make sure to provide the names of those attending this event.

The church will also have a commemorative Pastor Appreciation/Retirement booklet. Please click here for pricing/ad guidelines and send your ad to In the subject line, please put “commemorative booklet”. Ads are due August 18, 2022. You may also give a financial gift to Pastor Bradley by visiting the church’s website or mailing a gift to the church.

To stayed informed of other activities that will take place please follow the True Bible Baptist Church Facebook page and/or visit their website at To view the complete invite from TBBC, please click here.

Congratulations to Pastor & Teresa Bradley!

Ankeny Baptist Church Senior Pastor Announcement

Ankeny Baptist Church is pleased to announce that Pastor Jason Blunk has accepted the position of Senior Pastor effective May 15. Pastor Jason has served at Ankeny Baptist Church since 2009 in the capacity of Assistant Pastor, primarily in youth and preaching ministries. Pastor Jason has a long standing relationship with Ankeny Baptist Church having attended and served there throughout his childhood and adult years. His education history includes attending and graduating high school from Grandview Park Baptist School. Pastor Jason then attended Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary and, in 2004, received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in the Assistant Pastoral Program with an emphasis in Youth. He further earned his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2018 from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Jason currently participates as a board member of the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp (Chair), Baptist Church Planters Council, Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Church, State Youth Committee, Grand View Christian School Pastoral Council, and Brains and Bibles Ministry. His ministry in outside agencies includes the position of Assistant Coach on the Grand View Christian School girls’ basketball staff. Pastor Jason is a notable speaker at church conferences, high schools, youth events/retreats, camps, and local churches across the country. Pastor Jason and his wife, Jill, have four children: Gunnar, Jordyn, Jett, and Rylie. They currently reside in the Ankeny area.