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GIBF Meeting

Berean Baptist Church is pleased to host the Fall 2019 meeting of the Global Independent Baptist Fellowship. The theme for the upcoming meeting, Speaking the Truth in Love, is born out of our desire to see fellow pastors and the churches they shepherd embrace the beliefs the Bible demands, while at the same time recognizing Christians are called to be people of love, grace, and gentleness. I think we can stand firmly on the truths of God's revealed Word without being mad about it. When God the Son became incarnate and walked on the earth, he was full of grace and truth (John 1:14). That same balance should characterize followers of Jesus, and especially those that minister in his name. We hope you make plans now to join us this September. It is our desire that this meeting will be a blessing to pastors, their families, and the churches they lead.

In Christ,

Pastor Jeffrey E. Ables


If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch all of our services live here.


Pastor Bill Marshall - Riverside Baptist Church - Saint Joseph, MO

Pastor Joe Decker, Jr. - South Campbell Avenue Baptist Church - Springfield, MO

Pastor Wes Stewart - Faith Baptist Church - Olathe, KS

Pastor Kerry Nance - Southside Baptist Church - Tampa, FL

Missionary David Hetzer - Southwest Baptist Church - Oklahoma City, OK

Pastor Aaron Denson - Arden Road Baptist Church - Amarillo, TX

Evangelist Dave McCracken - Southwest Baptist Church - Oklahoma City, OK

Hotel Recommendations

LaQuinta Inn and Suites

2445 N. Airport Plaza Ave. Springfield MO 65803


$90.00 if you mention Berean Baptist Church.

5.3 miles from the church.

Holiday Inn Express

3050 N. Kentwood Ave. Springfield MO 65803


$106.00 per night if you mention Berean Baptist Church.

Book at this rate here.

1.1 miles from the church.

Hampton Inn & Suites

2750 N. Glenstone Ave. Springfield MO 65803


$109.00 if you mention Berean Baptist Church.

1 mile from the church.


Monday, September 16

  • 7:00 PM - Service with Pastor Bill Marshall
  • Light dinner available after service.

Tuesday, September 17

  • 8:00 AM Coffee and St. George's Donuts
  • 9:00 AM - Service with Pastor Wes Stewart
  • 10:00 AM - Service with Pastor Joe Decker, Jr.
  • 11:00 AM - GIBF Business Meeting / Ladies Meeting
  • Lunch - Springfield Cashew Chicken
  • 7:00 PM - Service with Pastor Kerry Nance
  • Light dinner available after service.

Wednesday, September 18

  • 8:30 AM Coffee and St. George's Donuts
  • 9:30 AM - Service with Pastor Aaron Denson
  • 10:30 AM - Service with Missionary David Hetzer
  • Lunch - BBQ
  • 7:00 PM - Service with Evangelist Dave McCracken
  • Light dinner available after service.

If you would like to reserve a display table, contact Daniel Ligon at dligon@bereansgf.org.

Area Attractions

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Sight and Sound Theater

Silver Dollar City

Local Restaurants

5 Spice China Grill
Aviary Cafe
Black Sheep Burgers and Shakes

Café Cusco

Civil Kitchen

Gailey's Breakfast Cafe


Hong Kong Inn


Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

Neighborhood Pizza

The Order

Pappo's Pizzeria

Pizza House

Rama Thai

Red's Giant Hamburg

That Lebanese Place

Van Gogh's Eatery

Local Coffee Houses

Architect Coffee

The Coffee Ethic

Mudhouse Coffee

Kingdom Coffee

Eurasia Coffee and Tea

Local Desserts

Andy's Frozen Custard

Pineapple Whip

507 East Norton Road • Springfield, MO 65803

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