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The Inland Empire Baptist Association is a group of Southern Baptist churches located in Northeastern Washington/Northern Idaho.  Our association goes as far north as the Canadian border, as far south as St. Maries, Idaho, as far west as Ritzville, WA, and as far east as Kellogg, Idaho.  We are members of the Northwest Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.   

Dr. Dan Brandel


Dan is lead pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Rathdrum, ID.  He and his wife Connie have a passion for ministry and mentoring younger people entering ministry. Dan is leading the association have a focus on ministry rather than mainenance.

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Connie Brandel

Ministry Assistant

Connie handles the administrative operations of the association and acts as associational clerk.  She is married to Dan, who serves as lead pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Rathdrum, Idaho.

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