The Old Paths Church Growth Conference is hosted annually by Northwest Bible Baptist Church in Elgin, IL, pastored by Dr. Keith Gomez. Northwest is also the home of Providence Baptist College and Cedar River Baptist Camp.
If you desire to follow the "old paths" of the Fundamental Baptist heritage, then you'll be encouraged and helped by a conference that has a reputation of consistency in the old paths.
The morning ministry sessions will be a help and a blessing to pastors, assistant pastors, and laymen alike. A vast array of subjects will be covered to correspond with current-day challenges that our local churches encounter.
In the evenings, everyone can benefit from old-fashioned, Holy Spirit-filled preaching that convicts the soul, encourages the heart, and refreshes the spirit.
Dr. Keith Gomez was saved in 1973 at the Central Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, under the pastorate of Dr. Bob Smith. He served the church as a soul-winning layman, until 1978, when the then-current pastor, Dr. B.G. Buchanan, asked him to serve as Associate Pastor. The Lord called him to preach shortly thereafter, and he felt God’s leading to attend Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana, where he graduated in 1982. During his last semester in college, he accepted the pastorate of a small church, Northwest Bible Baptist Church, located in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The Lord blessed and the church grew. In 1994 the church purchased 16 acres of land in Elgin, Illinois, and in 1996, moved into its new $4 million campus.
Northwest Bible Baptist Church and its ministries are extensive and include its own Pre-K-12th Grade Academy, Providence Baptist College, Cedar River Baptist Camp (Letts, IA), as well as extensive Sunday School, bus, nursing home, and soul winning ministries, and a Spanish Department just to name a few. It hosts the annual National Old Paths Church Growth Conference, a National Youth Conference and a Missions Conference.
Dr. Terry Anglea was saved in 1975 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Tennessee, and was called to preach shortly thereafter. After graduating from Hyles-Anderson College of Crown Point, Indiana, in 1980 he became Assistant Pastor working with the youth at Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Iowa, where he served for ten years under the leadership of Pastor Larry Brown. God burdened his heart about pastoring, and in June of 1990, he became pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Under Pastor Anglea’s leadership Faith Baptist has grown numerically and spiritually because of his strong emphasis on soulwinning. He is also actively involved in Reseeding Illinois, a program for the establishment of independent, fundamental, Baptist churches throughout our state.
As an advocate of Christian education, Pastor Anglea opened Faith Baptist Academy in 1995 to assist our church families with educating their children in a Christian environment. He has also taught at Providence Baptist College in Elgin, Illinois, since its inception in 1997.
Pastor Anglea is a much sought after speaker for Bible, youth and missions conferences nationwide.
Dr. Joe Arthur is the pastor of Harvest Baptist Tabernacle in Jonesboro, GA.
He also preaches revivals, camp meetings and conferences across the nation and serves as the director of the Greer Baptist Camp Meeting located in Greer, SC. and Co-Moderator of the Independent Baptist Fellowships of Georgia.
Bro. Phil Cavanaugh is an Associate Pastor at Northwest Bible Baptist Church in Elgin, IL, under Dr. Keith Gomez.
Dennis Corle was saved January 15, 1975, at the age of 20. Began preaching just a few months after his conversion. Worked on staff at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ski Gap, Pennsylvania, for over 2 years.
Received Bachelor of Science degree from Beth Haven Baptist College in Louisville, Kentucky, under the ministry of Dr. Tom Wallace in 1980, completing the four year course in 20 months and graduated valedictorian of the class. Spent one year training under the ministry of veteran evangelist. Dr. Joe Boyd traveling and working in his revival meetings. Received Doctor of Divinity degree from Tri-State Baptist College in Memphis. Tennessee, with Dr. Ron Westmoreland, and a Th. M. and Th. D. degree from Great Commission Theological Seminary. Received Doctor of Humanities from Truth Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. of Literature from Faith Baptist College. Th. M. and Th. D. from Landmark Baptist College.
Started two churches from revival meetings. Entered full time evangelism in 1981.
In the past 21 years: – over a million miles traveled – over 900 revival meetings and hundreds of one day meetings as well as Soulwinning and – Revival Fires! Conferences – over 60,500 saved – over 16,000 baptized – over 5,000 young people surrendered for full time ministry – thousands added to independent Baptist churches by letter
Editor/Publisher of monthly fundamental publication. Revival Fires! for 14 years (Circulation over 27,000 a month)
Hosts Revival Fires! National Conferences each year.
Brother Corle travels with his family to hold 100 – 130 meetings each year all over the United States and a few foreign fields.
Pastor Jason Moncofsky grew up in New Jersey and was Saved at the age of 21, in Connecticut. He graduated from a secular college in 1997 and spent 6 years as an IT Consultant. He met his wife Kelly and they were married in August 2001.
While in Connecticut, he and Kelly attended Heritage Baptist Church in Wallingford, CT (Pastor Tom Bish), where the Lord impressed upon his heart to go into full-time Christian service. They moved to Elgin, IL in January 2003 where he enrolled at Providence Baptist College.
Upon graduating from Providence Baptist College in 2006, he was hired by Dr. Terry Anglea to work as a Youth Pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Bourbonnais, IL.
While serving for 6 years at Faith Baptist Church, God again impressed upon his heart, this time to take on the role as a Pastor.
Through the ministry of Reseeding Illinois (a ministry designed to plant churches in Illinois), God opened the door to allow him to start a church. God made it clear that Quincy was where He wanted Pastor Moncofsky to start a Gospel preaching church.
Pastor John Roberson was born in Marks, Mississippi on June 13, 1972. He was raised in a good Christian home in the Mississippi Delta and went to church all of his life, but it was not until July 22, 1997 at the age of 25 that he trusted Christ as his Savior. He surrendered to the call to preach on September 3, 1997.
Pastor Roberson came to Clinton, Illinois in May of 2003 as the assistant pastor of First Baptist Church. In August of 2005, after serving as the assistant pastor for two years, he became the senior pastor. Under his leadership, the church has seen many souls saved, lives changed, and amazing things accomplished for God.
Pastor Jonathan Roberson was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and lived most of his childhood there. At the age of 8, he moved with his family to Benton, Arkansas and attended Victory Baptist Church where Dr. Ken Graham is the pastor. When he was 10, his dad, Pastor John Roberson, accepted the call to go on staff at First Baptist Church in Clinton, Illinois.
On Sunday School Promotion Sunday, June 6, 2003, shortly after moving to Clinton, the Lord brought Pastor Jonathan under Holy Ghost conviction and he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. A month later, at Harvest Baptist Camp in Mackinaw, Illinois, the Lord begin to deal with him concerning the call to preach. He surrendered to preach July 8, 2003.
After graduating High School, he attended Providence Baptist College and graduated in 2014.
Pastor Adam grew up in a small town in western Colorado, where he trusted Christ as his Savior at age 5. After graduating from Bible College, he spent fifteen years in missions work in Argentina and Mexico, planting four churches and starting several Bible institutes.
In March of 2009, Pastor Adam Thompson accepted the call to pastor Capitol City Baptist. Today, under his leadership, the Capitol City Baptist Church continues to grow, mature spiritually and reach the world with the Gospel of Christ.
Bro. Martinez came to the United States in 1996 to attend Golden State Baptist College. In 2006, he joined the pastoral staff of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, CA. He and his wife, Theresa, have one daughter, Brooke.