During the last year the Garvinwood Church in Evansville, Indiana decided that it was time to merge with a nearby congregation. In doing so, they choose to leave a legacy of ministry through sharing with Oakland City University and General Baptist International Missions part of the proceeds from the sale of the Garvinwood property. The last service at the church was conducted on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
Not long after the property closed and on April 13, 2021, Jack and Pat Boyer, long time members of Garvinwood Church, presented a check for 30% of the proceeds to General Baptist International Missions as an ongoing legacy of the ministry of Garvinwood. The two ministries designated to receive this gift were the General Baptist Bible College in the Philippines and Faith Home in Honduras. GBIM is extremely grateful to the folks of Garvinwood Church for making the choice to remember International Missions through this legacy church. We know the decision and process were very difficult for all involved but the choice to continue the legacy of the church through these two institutions is greatly appreciated.