Monthly Letters

June 5, 2012 Dear Pastor and Church Family, It is a great honor to continue to serve the Lord and you through the ministry of Baptist Church Planting Ministry. The spring church plants are complete and each one went smoothly and prosperously for our Lord. There were several individuals that made professions of faith, which is one of the reasons for planting...

May 10, 2012 Dear Pastor and Church Family, May has gotten off to a wonderful start.  The grass has been mowed several times; the lilacs and tulips are done blooming.  What a great time God has given us to enjoy His marvelous creation.  Here in Minnesota, we have had a good amount of rain to break the near drought conditions we had...

April 9, 2012 Dear Pastor and Church Family, The month of March and the early days of April have brought many blessings. We left for about three weeks on the road about the middle of March.  We drove straight through from Minnesota to the Dallas, Texas, area.  It was a blessing to bring a report to the Liberty Baptist Church in Frisco...

Dear Pastor and Church Family, The birth of the first Baptist church in Markham Ontario took place the end of September. Pastors Brian Johnson and Pastor Scott Polhamus report that reception of the church by those who visited the Get Acquainted Meetings was very positive. Pastor Chris Casillas, who will lead the Horizon Baptist Church in Thornton, CO are busy distributing 20,000 John...

Dear Pastor and Church Family As Baptist Church Planting Ministry enters the fall planting season things are all in order and moving smoothly for the next five births. Pastor Josh Irmler and the church family of Ambassador Baptist Church are preparing for Pastor Mark Irmler to birth the Crown Point Baptist church in Simi Valley, Ca. Many hours a day have been...

The past few weeks have been quite difficult on Beth and me. Many of you heard about Matt and Lana Cretzman and the accident in North Carolina where their three year old daughter was killed.  Matt and Lana are dear friends of ours. On the same day of their accident, one of our best friends passed away here in Canada....

2012 Church Plants- We have been busy working on eight church plants already for 2012. Four church plants will be in the US:  Cranberry, PA; Belleville, KS;  Medina, OH;  and Thornton, CO.  The remaining church plants will be in Canada:  Orangeville, Ontario; Vernon, British Columbia;  and two in Markham, Ontario. Support- We have also had the privilege of preaching and presenting...

Many years ago, men would use oil-lamp lighthouses to warn pilots of dangerous coastlines. In addition to the lighthouse, the keeper placed smaller oil lamps along the coast to lead the ship to the harbor.  Along the coastline of Lake Erie, this combination of lights was used. One night in the late 1800’s, the keeper of Lorraine Harbor was tired,...

If this year goes like the past several years, I guess we can say, “2012 is in the history book.”  Bev has often said, “When January is past, the rest of the year is history.” Almost all of the Christmas decorations outside and inside are put away.  Most years here in Minnesota, our outdoor decorations are mostly buried in snow...

Spring is just weeks away and with it comes new church plants around the country.  This spring, we have three churches we are helping reproduce new churches.  The first will be in Orangeville, ON, in early April followed by one in Cranberry, PA, two weeks later. The third church plant will be in Vernon, BC, in early May. Lord willing,...