Convention Welcomes New Church

The International Baptist Convention at its hybrid 58th Annual Convention Meeting, held 25-27 October, at Faith Baptist Church, Kaiserslautern, Germany, celebrated the family of churches it is and rejoiced at being able to meet again in-person.  As part of the...

My Family: Principles and Biblical Values for the IBC Family

I count it a privilege to serve this convention as one of its presidents and bring this message to the Annual Meeting.  But I was hesitant.  What could I teach a group of pastors and ministry leaders as yourselves? At my church we are currently preaching an expository...

Our Family: Celebrating in the Midst of Disagreements

A common reaction of many people to Baptists is that they can much more quickly tell you what you can't do than to tell you what you can do. It is a common perception. Some people hear “Baptist” and think "no fun there.” Others recognize a tradition that takes...

GMO 2021 to Declare His Glory among the Nations

​The IBC’s 2021 Global Missions Offering will go to help people in three different nations – Brazil, Rwanda, and Haiti.  In doing so, we will help to “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3). IBC Missions: Touching...
Prayer of Dedication for the Faulkners

Prayer of Dedication for the Faulkners

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or...

IBC Says Farewell to the Martins

IBC Says Farewell to the Martins

Saying “farewell” to the IBC family is for Laurie and me a farewell to friends who are also brothers and sisters.  We have shared much together.  I have visited all of our IBC churches, most of them numerous times.  Pastors and wives and others in our churches have...

Meet the Faulkners

Meet the Faulkners

​This fall my father had the honor of stepping into the role of General Secretary for the IBC with my mother at his side. When my parents started their journey of following God's call into the mission field, they never could have dreamed this is where God would take...

Online ACM:  IBC Welcomes 3 New Churches

Online ACM: IBC Welcomes 3 New Churches

​The International Baptist Convention’s at its online 57th Annual Convention Meeting, held 27-28 October, said farewell to General Secretary Jimmy Martin and welcomed new General Secretary Tim Faulkner.  It also welcomed three new churches, approved a €363,432 budget...

On Mission Every Day and to the End

On Mission Every Day and to the End

by Jimmy Martin General SecretaryThen Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and...

God Builds His Church

God Builds His Church

Lessons Learned about Church Planting in the Midst of the Corona Crisis 26 April 2020.  That was the day we hoped to see our plans and prayers come to fruition.  On that Sunday, River of Life Church was to hold its very first Sunday gathering.  Months of planning were...

An Era Ends

An Era Ends

"God does not live in temples built by human hands.” (Acts 17:24b) Thursday, 25 June, was kind of a sad day. Not in the sense of unhappiness. More in the sense of melancholy or mourning. As is normally the case when it is time to bid farewell to something or someone...