Iowa State Fellowship
Next Election Cycle: November 2016
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Churches Planted (last 5 years)
Tri-Point Baptist Church - Chris Evenson
Victory Baptist Church - Des Moines, IA
Berean Baptist Church - Carroll, IA
Additional State Activity
Testimony from Pastor Randy Abell - Heartland Baptist Church (Ames)
I remember when the Lord was calling me to preach. I was asking God to send me to a place where they needed the Gospel and low and behold, instead of a foreign mission field, it was central Iowa. In 2003, my wife and I moved to Ames, Iowa, a university town of around 100,000.
We held our first church service in a rented building with 12 adults. We later remodeled an auction barn (yes, a real barn) and I began preaching, visitation, and lots of praying. To God be the glory, people accepted Christ and started coming to church.
Since then, we've built onto our building a couple of times, and we now average over 400 on Sunday mornings. We have now bought property to build a new church campus in the years to come. There are more cities and towns like mine here in the northern plains of Iowa that need Gospel-preaching and Bible-teaching churches.
If you're a sturdy soul and can survive the Iowa winters, let me know - I'd love to help you find a good church or start a new one.