2022 ABMen Fall Gathering

Join us for a weekend of worship, spiritual growth, fellowship, food, and activities.

  • When:  August 5-6
  • Where:  First Baptist Church of Peoria, 411 W. Lake Ave., Peoria, IL 61614
  • Registration:  (includes dinner, breakfast & to go lunch)
    • Adults:  $45 ($35 before July 15) – Friday Only $30 / Saturday Only $30
    • Youth:  $30 – Additional youth from the same family Free!
    • Register 3 men from your church and bring your pastor for Free!
    • Register Online or Register by mail
  • Lodging:  There are a large number of Motels/Hotels in the Peoria area. The following are the least expensive, are closest to the church and have offered a special rate for the American Baptist Men's Gathering.
    • Super 8, 1816 W. War Memorial Dr, 309-08-0189
      $77.52/night 2 Beds, including Tax & Fees
    • Motel 6, 2726 W. Lake Ave, 309-966-4426
      $70.00/night 2 Beds, including Tax & Fees
    • Red Roof Inn, 1822 W. War Memorial Dr, 309-316-2501
      $82.08/night 2 Beds, including Tax & Fees

GRR ABMen Ministries

Disaster Relief

Since our restart in 2004, when we brought out of "moth balls" the 18-wheeler that had been dedicated and put into service in 1996, this ministry has involved 851 volunteers at 612 sites for 315 days in 57 communities. Some 16,400 volunteer hours of free labor were given to help clean up from floods, ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. To learn more about how you can participate, contact Van Peters at 309-212-8797.

Upcoming Work Projects

Contact Ellis Loper at 217-414-9467 for more information or to volunteer for these upcoming scheduled projects. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and, most importantly, be the hands and feet of Jesus.

  • July 11-15:  University Baptist Church on the campus of the University of Illinois at 314 E Daniel St, Champaign, IL 61820
  • August 8-12:  Judson University 1151 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123

National ABMen Ministries

New Commandment Men's Ministry

New Commandment Men's Ministry is for your home church as you minister to Care Receivers (elderly, widowed and single parents) in your congregation. Teams of 3 or 4 Care Givers are formed for each Care Receiver. All of the teams meet one Saturday a month for breakfast, prayer, Bible study and then go out into the homes of their Care Receivers to complete home repairs, yard work and numerous other projects that may need done around the home. Contact Terry Maurizio at 217-853-0651 or email gooutinjoy@hotmail.com for more information.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

Most churches observe the Men's Prayer Breakfast (PDF) with a breakfast prepared by the men and boys of the church and a time of praying together as a whole or in groups. Some areas of our ministry combine with other churches, or observe an association-wide event. Contact Dean Edwards at 815-721-7791 for more information