John Greening portrait Oct Y15 John Greening, National Representative of Regular Baptist Churches
Arlington Heights, IL

John Greening is an eighth generation pastor. He served in youth and senior pastorates for over 20 years. In John’s role as GARBC national representative, he speaks frequently, consults with churches, and provides leadership for the association. Together with his wife, Daria, John leads in church ministry training conferences and have a special ministry of encouraging pastors and wives. They also team in writing church educational resources. John and Daria have two children and five grandchildren.

     Steve Viars, Pastor of Faith Church
Lafayette, IN

Steve Viars (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is pastor of Faith Church, Lafayette, Indiana. In addition to his preaching ministry, Dr. Viars has a burden for gospel-centered community outreach. This has motivated Faith Church to develop two thriving outreach ministries, Vision of Hope and the Faith Community Development Corporation.

  Mike Hess, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church
Mount Pleasant, IA

Mike Hess (MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary) is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He is a certified Biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and serves on the GARBC Council of Eighteen. Mike is passionate about his family, the gospel, preaching and teaching, and Biblical counseling.

  Don Shirk, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church
Batavia, NY

Don Shirk (DMin, Baptist Bible Seminary) is pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, New York. He also serves as a trustee of Clarks Summit University, an advisory board member to the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, and has served as a member of the GARBC Council of Eighteen.

Jim Tillotson, President of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA

Jim Tillotson (DD, Bob Jones University) is president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. With a
background in pastoral leadership, church planting, and school administration, Jim brings a passion for local church ministry to Faith’s presidency.