2018 GARBC Conference Recap

A few weeks ago, the Annual Conference of the GARBC was held in Fishers, Indiana with the theme, Love That Church. If you were not able to attend the conference, the conference website has a helpful post with links to articles, pictures, sermon recordings, and more that provide a detailed look into how God worked during this year’s meeting.

Pastor David Strope (Ankeny Baptist Church, GARBC Council of 18 Chairman) leads a prayer of dedication for  Mike & Christina Hess during the GARBC Conference.

One of the most significant and anticipated events of the conference was the vote to approve Pastor Mike Hess (Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant) as the new National Representative for the GARBC during the business meeting of the conference. After receiving “110% support” from retiring National Rep. John Greening, the messengers voted 93.5% in favor of approving Pastor Hess for the position! Praise the Lord for His direction and providence in leading Pastor Hess & his wife, Christina, to serve in this way. Also, let’s be in prayer for Calvary Baptist as they seek God’s will for their new pastor.

In addition to the selection of a new national representative, the messengers approved several resolutions and voted for new Council of 18 members. The conference also included a time of expressing gratitude to John & Daria Greening for their years of service to the GARBC. The 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Des Moines on June 25-28 at the Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center with the theme, “Essence of Worship.”