Pastoral Encourager

Our association is blessed to have Rev. Darrel Gabbard join us as our “Pastoral Encourager”. For 24  years Pastor Gabbard pastored Dublin Baptist Church, in our association, seeing it grow to an average of approximately 850 in attendance on a weekly basis. His ministry included a strong emphasis on preaching/teaching and evangelism, along with multiple building programs, adding staff; as well as journeying through the variegated terrain of professional and personal territory every pastor navigates. His recent retirement from that ministry enables him to help our churches by encouraging pastors. For a couple days a week, Pastor Gabbard will encourage our pastors and share from his depth of wisdom and experience and be one more way Metro Columbus Baptist Association will be a resource for our churches. He is a long-time friend with the utmost personal integrity and has great respect from all who know him, as well as being a gifted pulpiteer. If you would like to meet with Pastor Gabbard, or have him preach at your church, contact our office at: or call 614.445.7500. We are truly blessed that he is making himself available to us.

God bless,
Dr. Rich Halcombe

   If you are a pastor & need encouragment, you may                      
             also contact Darrel Gabbard directly at:  
             or, as stated above, you may contact 
              Metro Columbus Baptist Association
          @ 614-445-7500 & we will put you in contact.