The messengers of the GARBC on June 24, 2014, elected six new and returning members to the Council of 18:

  • Tom Alexander, Pastor – First Baptist Church, Wellington, Ohio
  • Bryan Augsburger, Pastor – First Baptist Church, Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • David Burman Jr., Pastor – First Baptist Church, Niles, Ohio
  • Sam Farlow, Pastor – Westwood Baptist Church, Fresno, Calif.
  • David King, Pastor – Fellowship Baptist Church, Jasper, Ind.
  • Bruce Thompson, Pastor – Berean Baptist Church, Pella, Iowa

These men join those currently serving on the Council of 18:

  • Mike Augsburger, Pastor – Willow Creek Baptist Church, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Duke Crawford, Pastor – Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio
  • Ken Floyd, Executive Director – Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • J. Wayne Hart, Pastor – Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, Iowa
  • Mike Hess, Pastor – Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
  • Stan Lightfoot III, Pastor – Rustic Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Chuck Pausley, Pastor – Bethany Baptist Church, Avon Park, Fla.
  • Don Shirk, Pastor – Grace Baptist Church, Batavia, N.Y.
  • Ken Spink, Pastor – Berea Baptist Church, Berea, Ohio
  • David Strope, Pastor – Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Richard Van Heukelum, Pastor – Shawnee Baptist Church, Shamong, N.J.
  • Gerald Webber, Pastor – Maranatha Baptist Church, Sebring, Fla.

After the announcement, the council members elected the following officers:

  • Chairman of the Council of 18 – Ken Floyd
  • Vice-chairman – Ken Spink
  • Secretary – David Strope