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Slater Baptist Church Announces Associate Pastor

Pastor Jeriah Shank, Slater Baptist Church, announced, “Slater Baptist Church is excited to officially announce that Jason Conable has been voted in as our new Associate Pastor of Youth and Children’s ministries! Jason and his wife, Kaylin, and daughter, Emberlynn, have already been a part of the Slater Family for several years. In this new capacity, beginning December 4, he will lead our teen ministries, oversee our children’s ministries, and train up and coming youth workers from our local Bible college. Slater Baptist Church is growing rapidly and we are excited for Jason to be able to give full time attention to the next generation!” Congratulations to both the Conable family and the Slater Baptist Church family!

Women’s Renew Recap & Recordings

Women’s Renew 2022 was held on September 9-10. 600 women gathered at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp to fellowship, worship, and learn from the Word. WOW! What an amazing blessing to stand and worship our great Creator surrounded by so many other women! Joan Tillotson was the keynote speaker and encouraged the ladies to have “A Renewed Focus”. Her session titles included: A Renewed Commitment, A Renewed Prayer life, and A Renewed Contentment. The women had several great workshop speakers as well! Desirae Livingston encouraged the women to yield to God’s plan in their lives, even in the midst of difficult changes. Tami Herron spoke on continuing to focus on the greatest pursuit—to know God and love Him. Melissa Witcher dug into God’s Word to show what He says about faithfulness and what God desires of us in the midst of difficult circumstances. The women also got to enjoy the beautiful Iowa Regular Baptist Camp grounds and activities. Several of the activities were in the gym and game room of the newest building—The ROCK! Dr. Tim Little brought a “mini” Faith Baptist Bible College Bookstore to the camp so the women could shop while snacking on popcorn and sipping apple cider. We are already looking forward to next year as we gather again on the shore of Clear Lake on September 8-9, 2023!

All main sessions and two workshop recordings are available here.

Men’s Revive Recap & Recordings

Over 360 men from Iowa and several neighboring states came together for 2 days at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp. IRBC hosted the IARBC Revive Men’s Retreat. The focus of the weekend was to equip and challenge men in regard to discipleship in the home and the local church. IARBC State Representative Tim Capon challenged the men to take seriously the role of discipleship beginning at home, with their wives and children. And then how that applies to the local church as a whole; investing in others for the glory of God. The men also had the opportunity to hear from a great lineup of workshop speakers. Brandon Fritz, Kraig Keck, Tim Little and Dean Taylor all spoke on various topics in relation to the family. The men also enjoyed a golf tournament, trap shoot, disc golf tournament and various activities the camp grounds had to offer.

Recordings of the main sessions are available here.

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.