Located in Maranatha Village
In affiliation with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Our motto . . . "Honoring God and Helping Others"
Annual Winter Bible Conferences
January 14 - 17, 2018 Dr. Doug McLachlan
Dr. McLachlan has served as pastor in churches in Minnesota and Michigan. While senior pastor of Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth, Minnesota, he also served as President of Central Baptist Theological Seminary and taught in the areas of homiletics and pastoral theology. He also taught at Northland Baptist Bible College. Doug retired from formal pastoral ministry in May, 2007. Currently he is dedicating time to writing, continues an itinerant Bible Conference and teaching ministry and he and his wife Marie are enjoying spending time with their 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
February 11 -14, 2018 Pastor J. O. Purcell
J. O. Purcell retired from 50 years of ministry December 31, 2014. He started three churches during that time. His first was Bible Baptist Church in Romeoville, Illinois, his second in Lakeland, Florida, and his last in The Villages, Florida. J. O. has served on many boards on the state and national level. He has served on the Council of 18 for 35 years and on the Evangelical Baptist missions board for over 25 years. He also served on the Illinois-Missouri Council of 8 and the Sunshine State Fellowship Council of 10.
March 11 - 14, 2018 Dr. Ernie Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt has pastored for over 25 years in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, and Alaska. He has taught Bible, Theology, and Pastoral Theology in three Bible Colleges for about 30 years. He also served as Seminary Dean and Interim President at Faith Baptist Bible College. Dr. Schmidt has led numerous Bible lands trips and taught in several foreign countries. Currently he preaches in churches, holds conferences, and is Midwest representative for Shalom Ministries.
ANNUAL CONCERT SCHEDULE:
January 19, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Forever Be Sure is a music publication and performance ministry that composes new, content-rich choral arrangements and new hymns for God’s glory and the building up of Christ’s Body. They travel throughout the year with other like-minded musicians, presenting the songs that have been born out of their personal walk with the Lord and the study of His Word.
February 23, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Evangelist Ben Everson is the director of Bible Revival Ministries, which he founded in 1999. He is a gifted communicator, creative musician, and enjoyable preacher of the Word of God. His passion is to see God’s people living vibrant Christian lives, seeing the reality of God in all that they do. He and his wife were married in 1999 and have 4 children: Miles, Elena, Daren, and Brandon. They live full-time on the road residing in their 5th wheel RV trailer.
March 16, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Eduard Klassen was born and raised in Paraguay, South America. Playing the harp has been his passion since 1977. His tours have taken him to 23 countries. Christine was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and has played the piano since 1976. She has just recently started playing keyboard alongside her husband. At age 36, Eduard accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and since then has followed the call into full-time music ministry.