Thanks for joining us for the OARBC Annual Conference. We enjoyed getting to see so many familiar faces and meeting new friends. We hope that you enjoyed your time here in Elyria, and look forward to seeing everyone next year in Toledo!

OARBC General Session Sermon Audio (CLICK HERE)


The Fall Conference for the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches is a wonderful time to fellowship with the pastors, missionaries, and families of our OARBC churches. The conference will be October 22nd through 24th at First Baptist Church of Elyria. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please call our office at 440.458.5128 and ask to speak to Julia Odle. The cost of registration is $45 per individual and $60 per family. Some activities may have an additional cost. All pastors attending the conference for the first time are free – Please use the discount code “FIRSTTIME” when registering online. 

Housing: The conference hotel is The Radisson Hotel in North Olmsted (25070 Country Club Boulevard, North Olmsted, OH 44070 | Phone: 440.734.5060 | click here for their website). We have blocked off a number of rooms for the conference. Please call and reserve your room, mentioning that you are with the OARBC Conference. You must book your room by September 20th to get the conference rate of $89/night (includes hot breakfast for two)! If you are in need of  free housing with a First Baptist family, please call our office at 440.458.5128 and ask to speak to Suzanne Smith.

Vendors: There are no longer any available spaces for displays. If you would still like promotional material to be distributed during the conference, please send 200 copies to First Baptist Church of Elyria by October 5th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office and ask to speak to Julia Odle. The office phone number is 440.458.5128.


Monday, October 22nd

9:00am           Golf Scramble at Forest Hills Golf Course

12:00pm          Registration Opens

1:30pm            General Session – Speaker: Chuck Pausley “It’s All About Jesus”

2:45pm            Ladies Coffee and Crafts – Ruth Odle

Men’s Session – Speaker: Brian Hanson – “Intentionally Presenting the Gospel in the Workplace”

5:30pm           Dinner

  • Welcome Dinner – by reservation
  • A list of area restaurants is in the conference folders

7:00pm           Election of Council of Twelve – ballots are in the voting messengers’ conference folders

Cedarville Presentation

General Session – Speaker: Dave Kisner – “It’s All About Grace”

8:15pm            Dessert Fellowship provided by Cedarville University

Tuesday, October 23rd

9:00am           General Session – Speaker: Andrew Shearer – “It’s All About Adoption”

Camp Presentation

10:30am          Business Meeting

Camp Presentation

12:00pm          Lunch provided by First Baptist Church of Elyria

1:30pm            Ohio Women for Missions Meeting


  • “Breaking into our Communities with the Gospel” – Kevin Fath and Rick Thompson
  • “The Steps for Church Revitalization” – Steve Little
  • “The Radical Impact of a Reproducing Church” – Clare Jewel
  • “Social Security Planning” – Dale Whiting

3:00pm           General Session – Speaker: Larry Green – “It’s All About Repentance and Faith”

5:00pm           Dinner in Area Restaurants

7:00pm           General Session – Speaker: Duke Crawford – “It’s All About Sanctification”

8:15pm            Dessert Fellowship provided by Camp Patmos, Skyview Christian Ranch, and Scioto Hills

Wednesday, October 24th

9:00am           General Session – Speaker: Patrick Odle – “It’s All About Heaven”

10:30am          Dismissal

The registration fee will be raised for those registering after September 16th!


First Baptist Church of Elyria | 11400 LaGrange Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.458.5128 |