Calvary Baptist Church in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin has a new pastor. Well, Jack Austin is not new since he has been an associate pastor at the church for about 16 years. However, he was recently installed as the senior pastor and immediately stepped into that role. Chris Hindal visited the church on Sunday, April 22, 2018, and presented Regular Baptist International in both worship services, preaching and highlighting the international partnership. During the Adult Bible Fellowship hour Chris shared the worldwide ministry of Regular Baptist Press International. Dean and Kathy Hartman graciously hosted Chris overnight on Saturday and he enjoyed Sunday dinner with the Austins. Chris stated, “What are you blessing to be in a church that is intentional in its mission and takes seriously the Great Commission assignment.”
Maranatha Baptist Church is located on the outskirts of Navarino, which is on the outskirts of Shiocton, Wisconsin. After Pastor Glenn Sorenson retired, having served the congregation for 26 years, the church called Joel Smith who has completed five years as Pastor. He and his wife Jessica have done their part by populating the children’s department with their seven children. Sunday evening service was well attended on April 22 as Chris Hindal shared the ministries of Regular Baptist International. The people were encouraged as the realized the breadth of their own association’s outreach. Maranatha’s building is packed on Sunday mornings, but the leadership is committed to expansion without debt in God’s time. Praise God for the light of the Gospel shining in the north woods of Wisconsin.