New Executive Minister Installed

The Rev. Paul Gibson was affirmed in God's calling through the search process of the GRR Board. The worship celebration of investiture was hosted by Central Baptist Church of Springfield, IL on Saturday, February 6 at 1:30.

Here is a short video highlighting those who participated in the service.

Paul Gibson reflects on his first weeks as the Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region.

Rev. Gibson's update, Thursday, January 21

Greetings from the office of your regional minister.  I have been on board for a couple of weeks and thought I should give you an update of what has been happening and of some things to come. (Read / View written and video updates.)


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Contact your GRR Ministerial Staff person for more information for this April 15 - 16, 2016 multi-region church search committee and clergy process .

Save on registration fees. Register by February 29.

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Dwight Stinnett Reports Philippine Experience

Map of the Nation of the Philippines"National and Regional ABCUSA Leaders at Roundtable with Historic Baptist Partners in the Philippines"

On January 6-15, 2016, an American Baptist delegation of national and regional leaders engaged its historic partner in the Philippines, the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC), in an unprecedented Roundtable wisdom sharing and disaster relief inspections in Iloilo City and its northern province, and urban slum/settlement ministry site visits in Metro Manila...Read/View entire summary report.


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  • Thank You from Larry Mason, who wraps up his service to the ABCGRR as Interim Executive Minister in January 2016
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