Special Forces – Bonita Springs, FL

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Last year the team had the privilege of coming to Gospel Baptist Church for the War of Special Forces. We were encouraged by the response of the students in the school. Also, our total attendance was 113 different teens in the evening rallies with a high night of 77. This year we were stunned with the increase in attendance. There … Read More

Special Forces – Miami, FL

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Years ago our team came to Miami, FL for the first time to conduct the War of Special Forces. Ever since then, about every two years or so we have had the privilege of coming to Westwood Christian School to conduct the War of Special Forces. It has been a joy to see the Lord work in many hearts and … Read More

Special Forces – Riverview, FL

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

In 1988 I went to the Bill Rice Ranch for a few days to visit my aunt and uncle. They both had labored there for many years. That week Pastor Bob Kelley was preaching, and I remember being impacted by his preaching. In fact, my aunt gave me the recordings of those messages. I have listened to them many times. … Read More

Decatur, AL – War of Special Forces

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

The team has had the privilege of being at Cornerstone Baptist Church over the years several times. Pastor Stowe and his wife are faithful servants of the Lord. They pour their lives into their students, and it is a blessing to labor with them. A lady in the church worked with a pastor’s wife from another church. She knew that … Read More

Special Forces – Fort Scott, KS

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

This fall we had one week that just never filled. Our team had made arrangements to have a week off, when we received a call from Tim Roberts who has traveled with our ministry many times. Tim works with the youth group at his church in Kansas, and they asked us to come on short notice. It turns out the … Read More

Special Forces — Cordova, TN

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

In the early 1970s a family came to my home church in Illinois. One of the young people in that family is now the pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Cordova, TN. We have been with him several times and appreciate the opportunity to minister here. We were grateful for the wonderful Gospel emphasis we were able to have. We … Read More

Special Forces – Woodbridge, VA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

In 1997 our team came to Heritage Baptist Church for the first time. We have had the privilege of returning many times and have watched the church grow numerically and in physical infrastructure. The staff has a low turnover and we have been privileged to get to know many of them and now count them as friends in the ministry. … Read More

Special Forces — Mt. Pleasant, PA

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Many years ago I headed to Bible college to study for the Lord’s work. In my prayer group my freshmen year was Rick Fox. Rick is now the pastor at Mt. Carmel and it was a blessing to see him faithfully serving the Lord. The Lord worked marvelously this week. The recruiting went well, but we did have some negative … Read More

Special Forces — West Seneca, NY

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Several years ago I worked with Pastor Cline in a Christian college dormitory. It was a blessing to work with him again as the pastor at First Baptist Church. This is the third time the team has had the privilege to come and we have been blessed each time! On Friday, many of students responded to the invitation and we … Read More

Special Forces — Sheridan, MI

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

Over the years we have had some wonderful weeks here at Beth Haven Baptist Church. We thank God for Pastor Crowell and the people of BHBC. They love the Lord and love souls. It is always a blessing to labor with these folks. This year the week somehow seemed the best one yet! The week was amazing! First, there were … Read More