October 21 & 22

brookridge church

1500 Hoover ave., plover

As state representative, I want to personally invite you to our upcoming state conference October 21-22 in Plover, Wisconsin. Enjoy morning worship with your local body, and then head on over together to rejoice in what God is doing in the churches of our fellowship. Some are enduring hard times for His glory, and some are rejoicing almost disoriented by the amazing blessings on display in front of them right now. 

Come to eat together (RSVP soon to info@warbc.org) and worship together because of His greatness and because of what He is doing in our state. Then on Monday, we will get to rejoice at His work in our national fellowship as Mike Hess preaches from the Word and encourages us with the work of God’s hands among our brothers and sisters across America. 

Come ready to sing and pray together. Let’s lift up one another on the way to this event, and then join wholeheartedly in asking God for wisdom, endurance, and direction as a fellowship. The blessings will then abound from the sacrifice. 

I know your days of ministry are full and the needs endless, but our God is over all and encourages our togetherness. Take this brief and yes costly time away; it will be for your good.


Mike hess, garbc national representative

Mike Hess serves as the new National Representative of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, having assumed that position in July 2018.  Mike grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oswego, Illinois, and came to know Christ as his Savior at the age of 17. He and his wife, Christina, met in college and have been blessed with two children, Joseph and Hannah.


In Mike’s role as National Representative, he serves the association by encouraging local churches, counseling churches and pastors in need, assisting in pastoral placement, speaking in various churches and ministry settings, mentoring and training other pastors, and by championing our fellowship’s doctrinal statement.


Before assuming the role of National Representative, Mike served as a senior pastor in the states of Illinois and Iowa. He has served consecutive terms on the GARBC Council of 18 and has been heavily involved in our association with speaking, writing, biblical counseling, and facilitating our national conference. He has been blessed to speak in various countries including Australia, Argentina, Haiti, Mexico, Italy, and Israel.


Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Clarks Summit University and his master’s degree from Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Currently he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree. He’s a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.


Mike and his wife, Christina, enjoy traveling, reading, encouraging their children’s sports endeavors, enjoying their Labrador retrievers, and faithfully following and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.