Bob Jones University invited Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, to speak in its chapel April 2

"In addition to speaking in chapel, Hess met with Steve Pettit, president of Bob Jones University, to discuss how the GARBC and BJU can work together to serve churches." - GARBC

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mmartin's picture

Based on my experience with GARBC churches, including being a member of one, I have no problem with this.

But, I do recognize there will be some who potentially view this as a further sliding away from BJU's historical practices.  First, girls can now wear pants and now this.

TylerR's picture


I'm a pastor in a GARBC church, so I'm just fine with that invite!

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Dave White's picture

A sure sign ... that the GARBC has slipped into apostasy


G. N. Barkman's picture

The pastor who baptized me in 1960, was Dr. Paul Tassell, who went on to serve a long tenure as the National Representative of the GARBC.  His PhD was from BJU, and he encouraged my father to attend BJU.  The relationship between BJU and the GARBC has a long history.  This recent development would appear to be re-establishing a formerly good relationship.

G. N. Barkman

Jay's picture

Good for BJU and for the GARBC.  May their cooperation and associations increase and prosper!

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