Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE)

ABWE is an unaffiliated, independent Baptist missions agency providing like-minded churches with vital services to expedite their Great Commission Ministry. ABWE is comprised of approximately 450 couples and over 100 single men and women sent out by nearly 500 churches and supported by 4,000 to 5,000 churches.  ABWE missionaries carry out a complete spectrum of biblical ministries, specializing in discipleship-evangelism that plants and multiplies churches which will pick up the torch of missions themselves and launch their own local and global missions movements. Our objective is: church-planting movements leading to missions movements for the glory of God. “From every nation to every nation!”

Pastor Mark Wood started New Life Baptist Church while serving as a church-planting missionary with ABWE.

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General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC)

“Together we can accomplish more” is an expression simply stated, yet profoundly significant. Cooperation can produce powerful results. When churches determine to work together, their effectiveness increases by multiples. The GARBC is a voluntary partnership of independent Baptist churches committed to the Great Commission mandate. Since its beginning in 1932, the GARBC has been synonymous with an allegiance to the Word of God, a focus on the local church, and a passion for worldwide evangelism.

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IL-MO Association of Regular Baptist Churches 

Our purpose is to spread the Gospel, establish local Baptist churches, advance missionary enterprise, promote a Christian camping program, promote evangelism, and provide fellowship for independent, fundamental Baptist churches.