Editor’s Note: This issue of the Baptist and Reflector lists the top churches in the state in baptisms and Cooperative Program giving during the 2012-13 church year. See charts on page 4.
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
HENDERSONVILLE — In 2013 Long Hollow Baptist Church became the first church in the Tennessee Baptist Convention to baptize at least 1,000 people in a single church year.
Last year 1,051 were baptized at Long Hollow as a result of their outreach efforts, said Jeff Lovingood, next generation pastor at the church.
What’s more, he added, the church is on target to exceed 1,000 baptisms again in 2014, he added.
Lovingood noted 2013 was a challenging year for the congregation as they watched their pastor (David Landrith) battle cancer. [Read more…]