Dan Mead (69) entered the presence of His Savior on the Lord’s Day morning, July 7. Dan and his wife, Barb, were married for 48 years and raised four sons. Dan began his ministry career at the age of 18 and served churches in Ohio and Michigan over the next 50 years, retiring from Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville. Dan also served as a founding board member of Closed Door Ministries. Dan’s new and eternal life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 12501 Montcalm Avenue N.E., Greenville, MI.
Continuing to focus upon the implementation of the MARBC’s Core Values, a special week of regional gatherings has been scheduled for the second week of September. These meetings will emphasize church revitalization and church planting in the various regions of Michigan.
Clare Jewell, Guest Speaker
Clare Jewell will be the featured presenter at each of the regional gatherings. Clare is the National Coordinator for Church Planting for the GARBC. His primary responsibility is to help Regular Baptist Churches plant more churches by developing partnerships with churches, regional associations and mission agencies.
Clare is also the Regional Director for ABWE North America West. In this role he is primarily responsible for facilitating church planting, developing partnerships with ethnic groups living in North America, and engaging next generation leaders in church planting.
Core Value Regional Meeting Schedule
GRARBC (Grand Rapids) Regional Association Breakpoint meeting, Tuesday, September 10. The meeting will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church in Grand Rapids. Lunch is included.
CMARBC (Central) and EMARBC (Eastern) Regional Association gathering, Wednesday, September 11. The Central and Eastern regions will share in a combined interactive session. The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Montrose Baptist Church in Montrose. Lunch is included.
EMARBC (Eastern) Regional Association Annual Meeting, Monday, September 16
The Annual Meeting of the Eastern Regional Association is scheduled for Monday September 16 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm with lunch to follow. It will be hosted by First Baptist Church in Caro. GARBC Manning Brown, Director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy, will be speaking in 2 sessions on the subject of leadership from the book of Nehemiah.
The third session of the meeting will be devoted to EMARBC business and ministry matters. Following the business session, MARBC Ministry Director Ken Floyd will join MARBC Council of 16 members Mark Kirkpatrick and Tony Barber in discussing further implementation of the Core Values in the eastern region.
Conference Webpage and Online Registration now available!
Following the blessings of the joint conference of the MARBC and OARBC (OH-MI!) in 2013, we are pleased to announce this year’s Tri-State Conference! The MARBC and OARBC will be joined this year by our co-laborers in the Indiana “Crossroads Fellowship” of Regular Baptists. Thomas White, Jeremy Pierre, and Mike Hess will serve as speakers.
The conference will once again be held on the campus of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio. The conference webpage is now available for you to register for the conference.
Nehemiah: Seeing God in Life, Leadership, and the Problems We Face
“Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome.” Nehemiah 4:14
We are blessed to have Dr. Jeremy Pierre and Dr. Thomas White serve as the main session and seminar speakers. A special session will also be led by the new GARBC National Representative Mike Hess.
Jeremy Pierre is Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling and the Chair of Department of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is author of The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience (New Growth Press, 2016) and co-author of The Pastor and Counseling (Crossway, 2015). He has contributed to various books, including Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling and Scripture and Counseling. He currently serves as Executive Pastor at Clifton Baptist Church. He serves on the board of directors for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Sarah raise their five children in Louisville, Kentucky.
Thomas White is the tenth president of Cedarville University. Serving in a variety of leadership roles and responsibilities, White has more than a decade of administrative, teaching, and research experience and combines strong leadership with a pastoral heart for ministry while standing for biblical truth. He has co-authored Franchising McChurch: Feeding Our Obsession with Easy Christianity, Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, Upon This Rock, and served as editor of First Freedom: The Baptist Perspective on Religious Liberty. He and his wife Joy have two children.
Mike Hess serves as the National Representative of the GARBC. He serves the association by encouraging local churches, counseling churches and pastors in need, assisting in pastoral placement, speaking in various churches and ministry settings, mentoring and training other pastors, and by championing our fellowship’s doctrinal statement. He’s a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He is a key contributor to the newly launched “The Baptist Bulletin Podcast.” He and his wife Christina have two children.
Daily Conference Fellowship Opportunities.
The Tri-State Conference will feature fellowship opportunities each day of the conference. Special concerts will be featured at the beginning the Monday and Tuesday evening sessions. Post session fellowship gatherings are planned on Monday and Tuesday evening. Lunch and breakfast gatherings will also be featured.
Be sure to save the date: October 21-23, 2019!