Greetings to all the pastors, preachers, missionaries, laymen, families, and people of God,

I am happy to say that Grace Baptist Tabernacle in Chattanooga, Tennessee will be hosting the 2018 Annual National IBF Conference this June. We are thrilled to have the IBF back in Chattanooga. Grace is one of the churches that the Lord used as the IBF was birthed back in the 80’s and has hosted the IBF on multiple occasions since its inception and we look forward to doing so this year.

I want to invite each and everyone of you to come to this wonderful conference where you will hear some of the finest, spirit-filled preaching and singing and enjoy a time of fellowship with like-minded followers of Jesus Christ.

Pastors, we are very excited to invite your single young adults to the IBF conference this year!  The millennial generation needs Biblical teaching just as every other generation. I have therefore planned several sessions strictly directed to issues that these young adults face. My hope and prayer is that after coming to the IBF conference they go back revived to serve Christ in their local church.  So please let all of your young adults know that at this year's IBF we will have something especially for them.

As always, we want you to bring your teenagers as well because they too are a part of the IBF and we will have something especially for them also. Please reach out to the young people of your church and encourage them to come to the IBF.

I want to personally let you know that the IBF is very special to my heart. The Lord has used this conference and the preachers in it to speak to me in so many ways since I was just a little boy. I am looking forward to seeing what God will do in and through the IBF in the upcoming days and specifically during our National Conference this coming June.

On behalf of all the people at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, I want to go ahead and extend a warm welcome to you and let you know that the staff and members of Grace are already preparing and working very hard, by the Grace of God, to make this IBF conference another successful and memorable one, for the glory of the Lord. We are praying for each and every one of you, and we are looking forward to being with you this summer.

May the Lord bless each one of you!

Pastor Jeff Carter