Dr. Clarke Poorman: MIBPF Executive Committee Treasurer
“The Battle for Holiness” (Romans 7:21)
Graduate of BJU, '56. . Youth and Music pastorates in Alabama, Georgia, and Indiana following college, nine years of teaching and coaching at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, MN., Graduate studies through Central Sem. in Mpls, Thirty two years as pastor at Woodcrest Baptist Church, Mpls, twenty-five years on board of Baptist World Mission, several terms on Executive Board of NTA, and MN Association of Christian Schools. Presently: pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Waseca, MN.
Dr. David Sorenson: Pastor and Author of Numerous Books
“The Doctrine of the Nicolaitanes” (Revelation 2)
Dr. David Sorenson is the pastor of Northstar Baptist Church of Duluth. His ministry began in 1969 when he became an assistant pastor of the Fourth Baptist Church of Minneapolis, under Dr. Richard V. Clearwaters. He then was associate pastor for a period of 10 years under his Father, Dr. Henry C. Sorenson at the Faith Baptist Church in Pekin, Illinois. In recent years, Dr. Sorenson has authored a number of popular books, including Training Your Children to Turn Out Right, now in its third edition with approximately 20,000 copies in circulation; The Art of Pastoring; Have a Heavenly Marriage. His popular book Touch Not the Unclean Thing has over 34,000 copies in circulation. Dr Sorenson has also published a complete commentary of the Bible.
Dr. David Earnhart: MIBPF Executive Committee Recording Secretary
“Keep Yourselves from Idols” I John 5:18-21
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Kalkaska, MI 65-69, started Mancelona Baptist Church while there in 68, Pastor Golden Hill Baptist Church 69-74, moved location and changed name to 37th Street Baptist Church, Rochester, MN 74-87. Taught and Administration position, Trinity Baptist College, Jacksonville, FL 87 to 90, Pastor, Fundamental Baptist Church, Escondido, CA, 90-2006. Itinerant ministry, Local Church Ministries, 2006 to present. The Earnharts are all active in their home church in Rochester, Midwest Bible Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Grimaldi.
Itinerant ministry, Local Church Ministries, 2006 to present. Moved from California back to Rochester, MN in March 2011. Mary Earnhart Brewer (Norman), missionary to Albania, Baptist World Mission Jonathan Earnhart (Becky), missionary to Peru, Baptist Internations Missions Inc.
Ruth Ann Earnhart is home, disabled since birth with Spina Bifida, full time in a wheel chair The Earnharts are all active in their home church in Rochester, Midwest Bible Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Grimaldi.
Dr. Bruce Love: MIBPF Executive Committee Member at Large
“Virtual Christianity” II Corinthians 11:13-15
Dr. Love was born to church planting missionaries to northeast Brazil where he spent the majority of his pre-college years. Ken and Jan Love believed in involving their children in the ministry and by the age of eleven Bruce had preached his first message and by the age of fifteen was preaching every Sunday in one of his father’s churches. He returned to the States in ’65 for formal training and after being an assistant pastor for several years, Bruce began pastoring in ’73. Since then he has pastored four churches and is currently pastoring the First Baptist Church of Springfield, Co. He has served on a number of boards, taught as an adjunct teacher at several Bible colleges here and abroad. He is a counselor with the Christian Consultation Center and has written Biblical remediation protocols for several severe emotional disturbances. Bruce has a burden for pastors and families and for Fundamentalism here and abroad. His heart’s desire is to join with other men to strengthen our churches by strengthening our pastors and the men who currently are preparing for the ministry.
Dr. Roger Luiken: MIBPF Nebraska State Representative
“Take Heed Unto Thyself, and Unto the Doctrine” (I Timothy 4:16)
Roger Luiken Bio: Roger Luiken was raised in a Christian home in southern Minnesota. He received Christ as SAviour at the age of 8, surrendered to the call to preach at 19. He has pastored for the last 30 years in the midwestern states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Nebraska. For the last 20 years he has been pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Fremont, Nebraska.
10:30 AM Tuesday - August 21st
Dr. David Brown: MIBPF Vice Chairman
Ancient Bible Display will be available
"Being a Holy Man of God in an Unholy World" (II Peter 1:20-21)
David L. Brown holds a Masters Degree in Theology, and Ph.D. in History, specializing in the history of the English Bible. For the past 32 years he has been the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oak Creek, Wisconsin (an independent, fundamental, Baptist Church using the King James Bible & conservative music). Previous to that, he pastored an independent Baptist Church in Michigan for five years, was an assistant pastor for 4 years and he and his wife served as short term missionaries in Haiti.
Dr. Brown is the president of the King James Bible Research Council, an organization dedicated to promoting the King James Bible and its underlying texts and other traditional text translations around the world in a solid and sensible way. He is also the president of Logos Communication Consortium, Inc., a research organization that produces a large variety of materials warning Christians of present dangers in our culture.
Dr. Ron Tobin: MIBPF Wisconsin State Representative
“What Are You Worth?” (I Corinthians 11:29)
Dr. Ronald Tobin has pastored in the state of Wisconsin for thirty-two years and for three years in Florida. He has been involved in Church Planting or in rebuilding churches. He has also taught on the elementary, high school, and college levels. Brother Tobin earned his doctorate in 2005 from Louisiana Baptist University. His undergraduate work included the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, and Maranatha Baptist Bible College.Pastor Tobin also received his THM from Bethany College in Dothan, AL.
2:30 PM Tuesday - August 21st
Dr. Phil Stringer: MIBPF Illinois State Representative
“Holiness Unto the Lord” (Exodus 39:30)
Dr. Phil Stringer is the pastor of the Ravenswood Baptist Church in Chicago. He is a former Bible college president. He has spoken at over 390 churches, schools and camps. He has spoken in 46 states and 14 foreign countries. He is a visiting professor at Landmark Baptist College (Manila), Asia Baptist Bible Seminary (Manila), Westwood Baptist School of Missions (Winter Haven, Florida), Florida Baptist College (Tampa, Florida), and Dayspring Bible College (Lake Zurich, Illinois). He has taught courses at 19 colleges.
He is on the Board of Directors of the Heritage Baptist College Franklin, Indiana. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Bible College Educators for International Development. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Dayspring Bible College. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Center for the Study and Preservation of the Majority Text. He is the Vice President of The King James Bible Research Council. He is on the Advisory Boards of The Graceway Bible Society, The Bible Nation Society, First Light Baptist Mission, and Shalom Native Mission. He is the President of the William Carey Bible Society. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Dayspring Bible College in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
He has written 6 books, 16 booklets, 22 college curriculums, 5 high school curriculums and 1 elementary school curriculum. He has received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English Bible from Landmark Baptist College, a Doctor of Religious Education degree from American Bible College, an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Asia Baptist Bible College and an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from American Bible College.
Pastor Mark Poorman: MIBPF Host Pastor
“The Law of the House” (Ezekiel 43:1-12)
Mark Poorman graduated in 1983 from Maranatha Baptist Bible College. In 1985, he began his full-time ministry work as the Assistant Pastor to his father, Dr. Clarke Poorman, at Woodcrest Baptist Church in Fridley, MN. He served for seventeen years in that capacity, and upon the “retirement” of his dad, was called as the Pastor of Woodcrest in 2002, where he currently serves. Mark is privileged to serve on the boards of Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Baptist World Mission, and the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches (NTA) and is the President of the Minnesota Association of Christian Schools. Mark has been married for thirty years to his wife, Connie. Mark and Connie have been blessed with four children: three (Mark Jr., Troy, LeAnna) are married and one (Katie) is in college. They enjoy two grandkids and another is on the way!
Dr. Lance Ketchum: MIBPF Executive Committee Chairman
Book Display will be available
“Walk in the light, as he is in the light” ( I John 1:5-7)
Dr. Ketchum was saved in 1969. He became director of evangelism in his local church in 1972 while supporting himself as a flooring and housing contractor. He started working as a church planter in 1980 and has been involved in starting or recovering seven different local churches. He was the pastor of First Baptist Church of New Lisbon, WI from 1992 to 2001. He served as the State Missionary of the M.B.A. from 2001 to 2007. He has served on numerous boards of Christian ministries including missions, camps, Bible colleges, law enforcement chaplaincy training, and state fellowships of churches. He has preached around the USA and at numerous Bible Colleges. He has taught block courses at numerous Bible Institutes.
Dr. Ketchum is also the founder of Disciple Maker Ministries. He is the author of over 25 different books, numerous pamphlets, tracts, two blogs, and authors a weekly newsletter sent to thousands. His discipleship materials have been used around the world to disciple thousands. His Disciple Maker Ministries web site is visited by thousands each week. He was also the editor of the North Star Baptist magazine for six years.
He has been married to his wife PattyLou for 47 years. They have four children, fifteen grandchildren, and one great-child with another to be born soon. Dr. Ketchum has been the pastor of Shepherd’s Fold Baptist Church of Hutchinson, MN since 2003. This was the former Hutchinson Baptist Church that had been closed for 3 1/2 years. He has an A.B.S. from Trinity College of the Bible, a Th.B. and a Th.M. from Andersonville Baptist Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Louisiana Baptist University.