2018 REFORMED BAPTIST NETWORK GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sacrifice for Missions: He is Worthy
Rick Anderson grew up in the west, living in California, Texas, and Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, graduating in 1976. It was while practicing law in Wyoming, that he was saved by God’s grace.
Rick was involved in a private practice, and then as a criminal prosecutor for 10 years. In 1987 he began attending the Master’s Seminary and upon graduation was called to Faith Community Church. Rick has been pastoring at Faith Community Church since 1989. He is married to Penny, and has three grown daughters, and ten grandchildren.
Pastor Jeff Johnson, otherwise known as “Pastor JJ”, is a full-time vocational elder, and received his MDiv from Reformed Baptist Seminary. Pastor JJ, grew up in South Carolina with the blessing of two loving parents and was saved at the age of 17. He became convinced of Reformed theology at 20 years old and joined Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Easley, SC. In November 2005, after several years of being a member, he was installed as a non-vocational elder. In January 2008, he and his wife made the transition from the temperate climate of the Carolinas to Grand Rapids and was ordained as a pastor of Grace Immanuel Reformed Baptist Church, where he has faithfully served since. Pastor JJ is one of GIRBC’s primary preaching pastors, and is very involved with their counseling ministry.
After working in Campus Ministry for 6 years in Ivory Coast, West Africa, David Vaughn has been church planting in France for the past 26 years. For the past 6 years he has been involved in planting a church in the suburbs of Aix-en-Provence in the south of France.
David is also a visiting lecturer at Jean Calvin Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, France. He also gives courses on Romans, Preaching, Biblical Piety, and Pastoral Ministry at the Belgian Bible Institute and makes frequent trips to West Africa where he trains pastors.
Jon Patton is one of the pastors of Cornerstone Church in Mesa, Arizona. He has been serving the church alongside Jim Adams since his ordination as an elder in early 2016. Jon graduated from the University of Arizona with a music degree in Vocal Performance. Upon graduation he moved to East Asia, where he spent four years teaching English and music while leading Bible studies for interested college students, and any others who would come.
It was there in Asia that he met his wife, Sarah, and together they moved to the States in 2011. They began attending Cornerstone Church that same year. Jon and Sarah have two daughters, Rylynn and Noelle, and a son, Asa. Jon is currently in the Masters of Biblical Studies program at Reformed Theological Seminary.
Curt Arend has been a minister of the Gospel for nearly two decades. He planted Grace Bible Church San Diego nearly 12 years ago and has continued to serve the Lord as its founding pastor.
He has been married to his beloved wife Jennifer for 22 years, and they have five children and two grandchildren. Curt is passionate about preaching the Gospel, pastoral theology, leadership training around the world, and everything Spurgeon.
He has studied at several institutions, including the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies (IRBS), Westminster Theological Seminary in California, USA, and the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD).
Dave was converted to Christ late in life, at 38, at First Baptist Church, El Paso, TX under the ministry of Dr. Levi Price. It was there that he fell in love with Cathy, his wife now of 22 years. It was also at FBC that he discovered the doctrines of grace when someone gave him a copy of John MacArthur’s book, ‘The Gospel According to Jesus Christ’. He began his formal ministry at Santa Teresa Baptist Church in 1996 when the church planter left to care for his dying wife. He was ordained to the pastoral ministry in February 1997, Dave was used of God to gradually lead the small congregation to adopting the 1689 LBCF as its confession of faith in 2005. By God’s grace, Dave continues to pastor the only confessional Baptist church in the El Paso area, and with a number of gifted of young men has laid the foundation for a blossoming reformed Baptist church plant in Juarez, Mexico.
2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Monday — September 24
|1:00 PM||Registration Opens|
|7:00 PM||“Losing your Life to Keep it: The Universal Condition of Discipleship” - Rick Anderson|
|8:00 PM||Q & A with Rick Anderson|
Tuesday — September 25
|9:00 AM||Devotional – Jon Patton|
|9:45 AM||Seating of Messengers/Recognition of Attendees|
|10:30 AM-12:30 PM||Ladies Tea|
|10:45 AM||Business Session|
|4:45 PM||Missionary Presentations – Obed Rupertus / Murungi Igweta|
|7:00 PM||“Gospel Driven Faithfulness to a Sacrificial Ministry” – Jeff Johnson|
|8:00 PM||Q & A with Jeff Johnson|
Wednesday — September 26
|9:00 AM||Devotional – Curt Arend|
|9:45 AM||Missionary Presentation – RS|
|10:45 AM||“The Missionary Heart of God” – Salvador Gomez|
|11:30 AM||Discussion "Fallible Failures Yet Servants of Christ" – Lead by Robert Elliott|
|4:45 PM||Missionary Presentations – David Vaughn / John Kortie|
|7:00 PM||“The Glorious Gospel in Clay Pots: The Paradox and Pattern of Gospel Ministry” – Jeff Johnson|
|8:00 PM||Q & A with Rick Anderson, Jeff Johnson, Salvador Gomez, and David Vaughn|
Thursday — September 27
|9:00 AM||Devotional – David Hendrickx|
|9:45 AM||Missionary Presentation - Dwayne Baldwin|
|10:45 AM||Missionary Presentations – Baruch Maoz / Ken Wells|
|11:30 AM||Closing message – David Vaughn|
|5:00 PM||Cena (Dinner)|
|6:00 PM||El Discipulado de la Gran Comisión (The Discipleship of the Great Commission) (Mateo 28:19) — Salvador Gómez|
|7:00 PM||La Gloria de la Gran Comisión (The Glory of the Great Commission) (Habacuc 2:14) — Obed Rupertus|
|8:00 PM||El Rol de la Mujer en la Gran Comisión (The Role of Women in the Great Commission) — Frank Gonzalez|