Bethel Baptist Church, Clinton, recently held revival services with Floyd “Lammie” Lammersfeld. There were two professions of faith.
First Baptist Church, Pulaski, will host a faith and disability conference sponsored by the Giles County Special Needs Support Group on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. Chrissy Hood, chair of the organization, said the goal of the conference is to “make churches more aware of those in our community with disabilities and give insight into ways to make churches more welcoming to those with disabilities. Speakers include Erik Carter, professor of special education at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and Brandon Brown of Empower TN. For more information, call Hood at 931-363-8273.
Hillsdale Baptist Church, Hartsville, celebrated its 200th anniversary in Macon County on July 16 with 175 people in attendance. Greg McCoy, president of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, was the guest speaker. The church was established in 1817 as East Fork Goose Creek Baptist Church. It became Hillsdale Baptist in 1870. Richard Patton has served as pastor of Hillsdale since 1995.
The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board will host its third annual Apologetics Conference at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville on Sept. 15 from 6-8 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to explore the Adventure Tower for one hour, experience a 30-minute galactic presentation in the Sudekum Planetarium, and have a 30-minute Q&A with Danny Faulkner of Answers in Genesis. Cost is $25 per person. Discounts are available for groups of five or more. For more information, contact Chelsea Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Be Transformed: A Fall Event for Women,” will be held Sept.29-30 at First Baptist Church, Jackson. The event is sponsored by Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union. Trillia Newbell of Franklin is the keynote speaker. She is the author of Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity. Cindy Roberts of Hermitage will serve as worship leader. The program begins on Friday, Sept. 29, with an optional missions action project at 9:30 a.m. Registration is at 1:30 with breakout conferences begin at 2:30, concluding with worship at 7 p.m.. The program begins with worship the following day at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Tennessee WMU.
First Baptist Church, Jamestown, has called Earl Sweat as pastor. He and his wife Kristin are both natives of Jamestown and have nine children. He was called into the ministry more than 20 years ago at an On Mission celebration and was ordained in 1995. He has spent his entire ministry serving at one church (Pine Haven Baptist Church, Jamestown) in various capacities: Sunday School teacher, youth minister, assistant pastor, and pastor. He began serving on July 16.
Robert Amason recently resigned after 21 years as pastor of Brush Creek Baptist Church, Brush Creek, and 50 years in the ministry. In addition, he and his wife Judy soon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Amason is available for interim pastorates and supply preaching. He can be reached at 615-218-4422 or 615-444-7972.
Jason Davis, associate pastor of Mill Creek Baptist Church, Monterey, was ordained into the ministry on July 30.
The Midwest Food Bank began a satellite distribution operation Aug. 16 in Morristown. Space is being provided through Nolachucky Baptist Association Disaster Relief in its facility known as “God’s Warehouse.” Initially the food bank will serve 11 different nonprofit organizations in six counties in eastern Tennessee and also in southeast Kentucky and southwest Virginia. Midwest Food Bank is a faith-based, non-denominational, nonprofit food bank that began in McLean County, Ill., in 2003. The new DR ministry “has the potential to reach thousands of needy families and individuals and our prayer is that it will open doors for sharing Christ’s love and the salvation message,” said Don Owen, DR director for Nolachucky Baptist Association.