Michael W. Morgan, worship pastor, Indian Springs Baptist Church, Kingsport, for 38 years, will retire April 30. During his tenure, he also was worship and youth pastor for 24 years. Morgan and his wife, Brenda, will be honored on Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, at the church. For more information, contact the church at 423-323-2187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrick Bottoms has been called as pastor, East Side Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Mike Garrett has served Meridian Baptist Church, Crossville, as pastor for 25 years.
Leamon Harness has been called as pastor, Demory Baptist Church, LaFollette.
Hillcrest Baptist Church, LaFollette, has called Lynn Ray as pastor.
Stephen Greene was called as pastor, Unaka Baptist Church, Elizabethton, effective March 5.
Anita Peale, administrative assistant, First Baptist Church, Paris, will retire June 30 after serving 21 years.
Jim E. Phillips, pastor, Dodson Branch Baptist Church, Cookeville, has resigned.
First Baptist Church, Dresden, will host Squire Parsons in concert on Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Flintville, will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, May 28, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Pricilla Thomas at 931-937-6330 or email@example.com.
The Living Last Supper will be presented on Sunday, April 9, at 11 a.m. by Howell First Baptist Church, Petersburg. For more information, contact 931-433-7018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist Church, Humboldt, recently changed its name to The Church at Sugar Creek. As people have become more mobile, the church has realized the opportunity to cast a broader net over a three-county region, the church reported. Sugar Creek extends through much of that three county area, noted Pastor Greg McFadden.
Pleasant View Baptist Church, Woodbury, will hold a youth conference, “Awakening,” on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 4 p.m. Mike Fowler will speak. For more information, contact Melissa Crips at 615-796-1370 or email@example.com.
Youth ministers of area churches held Motown Madness, an annual youth event. About 850 students and leaders from 15 churches participated. They heard Jay Hardwick speak and worshiped with People of the Earth. It was held at Manley Baptist Church, Morristown.
Brush Creek Baptist Church, Brush Creek, will hold “Passion of Christ,” a drive through, Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9, from 7-9 p.m. Donations will be directed to the church’s Hats of Love Ministry. For more information, contact 615-683-8249, 615-218-4422, or ConnieC@dtccom.net.
The 10th Annual B-B-Q Cook-off of Good Hope Baptist Church, Adamsville, will be held on Saturday, April 29. For more information, contact 731-632-0379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forty Forks Baptist Church, Bethel Springs, will host The McKameys, a music group, on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, contact 731-439-0552 or email@example.com.
Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, held a Kids Art Project and then delivered gifts to residents of a retirement home. The children painted wooden blocks and added decorative Bible verses, explained Walter Brinks, minister of music. Children in grades 1-5 participated. They were shy at first but “an hour later they did not want to leave,” said Brinks, who added that the children were encouraged to distribute hugs as well as their gifts that Saturday morning. The church holds a children’s event offsite every two months, he said.
Polk County Baptist Association, based in Benton, has moved its office to the association’s Camp Agape at the camp Welcome Center, 355 Camp Agape Road, Benton. Office is open Monday-Tuesday. Contact information has not changed — 423-338-2749, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.