God brought Redeemer Baptist Church together in His providence through friendship, shared theological conviction and a desire to make disciples of Jesus Christ. After a number of years living outside of Iowa, Noah Braymen moved back to the Des Moines area. An old friend had just moved back to West Des Moines and desired to be part of a baptistic church that held to the Doctrines of Grace and practiced expositional preaching. These friends started meeting to study the Bible. After a couple of months Noah sought counsel from the elders of his church regarding the desire to start a new church. They encouraged him to pursue this.
On March 9, 2014 Redeemer Baptist Fellowship met at Stilwell Jr. High in West Des Moines for the first time. They met once a month through the summer on Sunday mornings studying Philippians. On April 27, 2014 Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Ames, IA voted to commission and sponsor Noah to pursue the start of a new church in Des Moines. On September 7, 2014 RBF started meeting weekly studying the book of Ruth, and the Gospel According to Mark. RBF also began to meet every other Sunday evening to eat together, grow in relationships and study 1 Corinthians.
Between December, 2014 and January, 2015 RBF started having conversations about covenanting together to constitute as a church. The plan was to covenant together on February 1, 2015, but due to a snow storm this was postponed a week. On Sunday, February 8, 2015, RBF formally covenanted together to constitute as Redeemer Baptist Church.
After teaching on elders and studying 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4 over a couple of months in the evening gatherings, RBC nominated Noah to be the Senior Pastor/Elder on April 24, 2015. At the next members’ meeting on July 19, 2015 the congregation voted to call Noah as the Senior Pastor/Elder.
RBC continues to gather at Stilwell, and it is our prayer that God would increasingly fit our church be a faithful mirror, that reflects the whole effulgence of God’s character, a grand scene in which the perfections of the Lord are displayed to the universe (Ephesians 3:10).