Larry Murphy, director of missions, Madison-Chester and Crockett Baptist Associations, based in Jackson, has been called as a church revitalization specialist, Tennessee Baptist Convention, effective April 8. Murphy will serve in both roles. He has been DOM of Madison-Chester and Crockett Associations for 18 years. Murphy also was associate pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, for 12 years; and Baptist Student Union director, Union University, Jackson, for three years.
David Crutchley, chair of the Religion Department of Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, has been awarded the school’s 2016 Distinguished Faculty Award. The award is the highest honor given to a faculty member. He is a native of Zimbabwe, Africa, and still ministers in South Africa.
Jon Roebuck, pastor, Woodmont Baptist Church, Nashville, for 17 years, has been named executive director of the Institute for Church Leadership of Belmont University, Nashville, effective June 1. Before serving Woodmont Baptist, he was pastor, First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, for five years; and of churches in Alabama and Kentucky for 10 years. [Read more…]