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

Special Forces — South Haven, IN

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

I always love being with Pastor John Allen in South Haven, IN. We have had the opportunity to be there several times over the years. They have built a wonderful new auditorium and we appreciated the spirit of God’s people there. On Sunday afternoon a young man was riding a bike. One of the co-captains on our team invited him … Read More

Special Forces — Green Bay, WI

Jim Van GelderenSpecial Forces Updates

In the year 2000 I moved to Wisconsin and began the process of becoming a Wisconsinite. Although I am still a Bears fan (having grown up in Chicago), you find the Green Bay Packers are “huge” up here. This summer I went to Lambeau Field in Green Bay for the first time. A few weeks later I was at Bay … Read More

Cola Clash — Shawano, WI

Bobby BoslerCola Clash Updates

Supernatural. That’s really the only way to describe what happened in Shawano, WI last week. Pastor Matthew Weber, a graduate from Baptist College of Ministry planted Shawano Baptist Church a year ago. The church is growing and they are excited, but they’d never quite done an outreach like this in Shawano before. What God did blew us all away! Our … Read More

Cola Clash — New Lisbon, WI

Bobby BoslerCola Clash Updates

We were last in New Lisbon at First Baptist Church in the Summer of 2014. Last time, we were excited at the crowd the Lord gave us. We had exceeded 100 teens in our overall attendance. This year, though our crowds were not as large overall, the Lord was definitely setting us up for some victories! Through recruiting and various … Read More

Cola Clash — Menomonee Falls, WI

Bobby BoslerCola Clash Updates

This past week was our team’s “homecoming” week to reach out in conjunction with our home church, Falls Baptist Church. David Rains, the youth leader, and his wife, Summer, are not only excellent youth leaders, they are former team members and good friends. Much prayer preceded the week and a whole lot of work. Though our week had its definite … Read More