Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro, recently paid off its debt on its children’s building.
First Baptist Church, Cookeville, will host “A Night of Orange and White” with Phillip Fulmer, former head football coach at the University of Tennessee, on Thursday, Aug. 3. A tailgating meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the main event at 7 p.m. For more information, including cost, contact the church at 931-526-7108.
Fairview Baptist Church, Corryton, will host a “A Night of Orange and White” with Phillip Fulmer, former head football coach at the University of Tennessee, on Thursday, Aug. 10. The men’s conference includes a tailgating dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the main event at 6:45 p.m. For more information, including cost, contact the church at 865-687-5648.
Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church, Waynesboro, held revival June 5-9 with Craig Mason, pastor, Philadelphia Baptist Church, Waynesboro.
Washington Avenue Baptist Church, Cookeville, will hold a Night of Pastor Encouragement on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. with special guest Johnny Hunt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, is sponsoring a missions trip to Belize July 8-15.
First Baptist Church, Sevierville, will host biblical counseling training over three weekends this fall. The classes deal specifically with real life issues and are done under the supervision of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Dates are Sept. 8-9, Oct. 13-14, and Nov. 17-18 at FBC, Sevierville. Times are 6:30-10 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information or to register, go to http://one-eightycounseling.com/ or call FBC at 865-453-9001. There is a discount for registering by July 1. Deadline for registration is Aug. 22.
Longtime Tennessee Baptist pastor H.K. Sorrell of Brownsville died May 16 at the age of 90. Sorrell was pastor of churches in Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky. A native of Memphis, Sorrell spent 30 years of his more than 70 years in ministry as pastor of First Baptist Church, Brownsville. He was a graduate of Union University in Jackson (where he also received an honorary doctor of divinity degree in 1976) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. During his retirement years he served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Whiteville, and Salem Baptist Church, Henning. He is survived by Jean, his wife of 68 years, and four sons — Bill, Mark, Stephen, and Paul.