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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

General Association of Regular Baptist Churches

Baptist, Historically Black Congregation

Date Founded:  1932

Membership: 61,040  Number of Clergy:  995  Congregations: 1154

Headquarters: 3715 N. Ventura Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60004-7678

Schools & Seminaries:  Cedarville University, Clarks Summit University, Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, Baptist Bible Seminary

Publications:  GARBC Newsletter


Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Vimeo, YouTube

Core Beliefs:

General—indicates the Association’s geographical scope. The GARBC is a national and international network.

Association—identifies the nature of the organization. The Association is not a convention, a monolithic body, or a denomination, but a network of independent churches of common convictions that voluntarily partner for fellowship, witness, and ministry.

Regular—emphasizes the Association’s basic doctrinal position. Other organizations may adopt the irregular stance of theological liberalism. The Association stands for the true, Scriptural fundamentals of the faith.

Baptist—speaks of the Scriptural heritage of the Association. Baptists are distinguished by their convictions regarding Biblical authority, saved church membership, public immersion, priesthood of the believer, congregational governance, offices of pastor and deacon, autonomy of each church, individual soul liberty, and separation of church and state.

Churches—Churches are the focal point of the organization. Only churches may apply for fellowship in the GARBC.

Short History:  Founded by a group of churches that had left the Northern Baptist Convention (now the American Baptist Church in the USA) over perceived modernism in the ABC.

Local churches close to the LPTS campus:

West End GB Church: 1629 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40203

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