Sacrifice for Missions: He is Worthy


Rick Anderson

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 since 1989. He is married to Penny, and has three married daughters, and five grandchildren.

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Pastor Jeff Johnson, otherwise known as “Pastor JJ”, is a full-time vocational elder, and received his Master of Divinity 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. For a few years, he served as an associate pastor in a Southern Baptist Church in SC. Becoming convinced of Reformed theology at 20 years of age, he 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 isvery involved with their counseling ministry.

Pastor Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 14 years with two children, Jacob and Savannah. Pastor JJ likes to play golf, fish, and he LOVES a nice-sized serving of mac ‘n cheese.


Jon Patton

Jon Patton is a native Arizonan who spent most of his early years in Colombia, S.A. while his parents served as missionaries there. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a music degree in Vocal Performance. Upon graduation he moved to China where he spent four years teaching English and music while leading Bible studies for students. He met his wife, Sarah, in China and together they moved to the States in 2011. 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. He was ordained as an elder at Cornerstone Church in Mesa, AZ, USA in January 2016.

Curt Arend

Curt Arend

Curt Arend has been a minister of the Gospel for 18 years. He planted Grace Bible Church San Diego nearly 12 years ago and has continued to serve the Lord as its founding pastor. Prior to that, he served for five years as one of the pastors of Grace Bible Church in Escondido.

A slave of Christ for over 29 years, married to his beloved wife for nearly 22, 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 CA, and the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD). He is currently pursuing ACBC certification.


Monday — September 24
1:00 PM Registration Desk Opens/Check-In
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM “TBD” - Rick Anderson
Tuesday — September 25
9:00 AM Devotional – Jon Patton
9:30 AM Prayer
9:45 AM Seating of Messengers/Recognition of Attendees
10:15 AM Break and Ladies Tea
10:45 AM Business Session
1:00 PM Lunch
4:45 PM Missionary Presentations – Obed Rupertus / Murungi Igweta
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM “TBD” – Jeff Johnson
Wednesday — September 26
9:00 AM Devotional –  Curt Arend
9:30 AM Prayer
9:45 AM Missionary Presentation – RS
10:15 AM Break
10:45 AM Speaker TBD - possibly Salvador Gomez
11:30 AM Open Discussion "Fallible Failures Yet Servants of Christ" - Robert Elliot 
12:30 PM Lunch
4:45 PM Missionary Presentations – Baruch Maoz / John Kortie
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM “TBD” – Jeff Johnson
Thursday — September 27
9:00 AM Devotional – David Hendrickx
9:30 AM Prayer
9:45 AM Missionary Presentation - Dwayne Baldwin
10:15 AM Break
10:45 AM Missionary Presentations – David Vaughn / Ken Wells
11:30 AM Closing message - David Vaughn – Adjournment of 2018 RBNet GA
12:30 PM Lunch

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