WHAT IS IN A NAME?
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP
The Independent Baptist Fellowship is first and foremost exactly as the name denotes, a fellowship of Independent Baptists. Therefore, the Independent Baptist Fellowship has a threefold purpose:
WE EXIST TO PROMOTE fellowship among Independent Fundamental Baptists throughout our nation and abroad.
( I Jn. 1:3,7; I Thess.5:11; Amos 3:3; Psa. 55:14)
WE EXIST TO ENCOURAGE Christians in small ministries as well as large, to take a stand for the cause of Christ. This includes separating from worldliness, liberalism and ecumenicism.
( II Cor. 6:14-18; Rom. 16:17; II Thess. 3:6,14; II Tim. 3:5; II Jn.10-11)
PREACHING THE GOSPEL
WE EXIST TO PREACH the fundamental doctrines of the faith and encourage soul winning and discipleship.
( Matt. 28:18-20; Mk. 16:15)
DR. JAMES EARLS
BLAZING LEGACY'S TRAIL
Dr. James Earls is the founding pastor and current Pastor Emeritus of Emmaus Road Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA. At a time when African-Americans were separated from the fundamental truths of God's Word, steeped instead in traditionalism, the Lord impressed upon the heart of a young preacher to blaze a trail for his "kinsmen according to the flesh." With a fire in his spirit and a zeal to see a clear cut picture of the gospel shared with all people, regardless of race, Dr. Earls began a journey unlike any other. The Independent Baptist Fellowship is the end-product of the legacy journey that started some 60 years ago. Thousands have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ because one man followed in obedience where the Lord led.
To all of those who rallied around the financial need for this great servant of God during the GoFundMe campaign...THANK YOU!!
Do not hesitate to contact the IBF if you would like to give towards this need.