Brace Baptist Church, Summertown, celebrated its 100th anniversary celebration on April 9. A luncheon followed the morning worship service and then an Easter egg hunt for children was held.

West Hills Baptist Church, Jonesborough, is offering a Grow-Your-Own Community Garden with raised beds assigned to families who agree to volunteer in three events. For more information contact Pastor Daniel Shrader at 252-916-6813 or danielshrader26@yahoo.com.

Westwood Baptist Church, Nashville, is helping plant a new Hispanic Baptist church in West Nashville. Robert Hammer is pastor of Westwood Baptist and Gus Zuniga is pastor of the new Hispanic congregation.

Brush Creek Baptist Church, Brush Creek, will hold an All Day Gospel Singing on Saturday, May 20, at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds, Alexandria, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, call 615-683-9606.

Sand Ridge Baptist Church, Lexington, will send a missions team to Prestonsburg, Ky., June 25 – July 1. For more information, contact 731-968-4597 or keithrunyonsandridge@gmail.com.

First Baptist Church, Gordonsville, will hold revival services May 7-10. Phil Glisson, evangelist of Memphis, will preach. For more information, contact 615-683-8884.

The River Community Church, Cookeville, is looking for bold, evangelistic men of God with the desire to start new churches. To explore the opportunity of being a church planter, contact Jeremy Cook at 931-319-1732.

Faith Baptist Church, Madison, will hold a Spring Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, call 615-579-7412.

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Crossville, will hold a revival celebrating its 100th anniversary April 23-26. Dean Patton will preach.


Joe Eaton has been called as pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Henry.

Kevin Gallimore has been called as pastor, Birds Creek Baptist Church, Paris, effective Feb. 1.

Michael Vickers has been called as pastor, Forest Hill Baptist Church, Parrotsville.

Chris Fachman was called as associate pastor and minister to students, Meridian Baptist Church, Knoxville, on April 2.

Savanna Evans has been called as children’s minister, First Baptist Church, Gallatin.


Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association, based in Crossville, will hold its Associational Senior Adult Revival Monday-Tuesday, May 1-2, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Edsel West will speak. Also the association’s Spring Missions Trip will be May 7-13 in Sevier County building homes for fire victims. For more information, contact the association at 931-484-1858 or cpba4ma@gmail.com.

Western District Baptist Association, based in Paris, will minister at the annual area Fish Fry/Carnival April 24-29. For more information, contact 731-642-4641 or wdbapt@gmail.com.

  • Ron Davidson, director of missions, Shiloh Baptist Association, for 17 years speaks at a retirement event held for him at First Baptist Church, Adamsville, on March 30. He stands with his wife Jeanenne. Davidson will retire April 30. The association is based in Adamsville.