Joe and Linda Ledford, Mission Service Corps missionaries with the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board based in Chilhowee Baptist Association, Alcoa, are retiring. They have served 20 years, eight in Canada and 12 in Townsend where they lead C.H.A.R.M. (CHilhowee ARea Ministries). They will be honored on Saturday, June 3, from 2-4 p.m. at the Townsend Visitors Center pavilion. For more information, contact 865-982-0499.
Larry Overton, director of Camp Tipton, Maryville, of Chilhowee Baptist Association, based in Alcoa, was called as pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Townsend, on April 23.
Gabe Brown, former youth minister, Dotson Memorial Baptist Church, Maryville, has been called as pastor, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Seymour.
Robert “Bob” Payne has been called as pastor, Lincoln Heights Baptist Church, Tullahoma. Previously he was pastor, Spring Creek Baptist Church, Tullahoma, for 26 years.
William Beasley has been called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Riceville, effective April 2.
Brookhill Baptist Church, Etowah, has called Steven Stone as pastor.
Jeff Miller has been called as pastor, Denton Baptist Church, Hartford.
Darrel Joyner was called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Atwood, effective April 16.
Brad Broyles has been called as youth director, First Baptist Church, Piney Flats.
Jake Fry, minister of music, Northside Baptist Church, Milan, was ordained to the ministry on March 12.
DeWayne Goodgine, pastor, First Baptist Church, Dyer, for 10 years, has been called as pastor of Lewisport Baptist Church, Lewisport, Ky.
Grade Baptist Church, Eads, has called Bill Rhea as worship leader, effective April 23.
Jerry Bailey has been called as pastor, Oldhams Creek Baptist Church, Sevierville.
Billy J. Bailey has been called as pastor, Hills Creek Baptist Church, Sevierville.
Larry Henry has been called as pastor, Sims Chapel Baptist Church, Sevierville.
Jack Huskey has been called as pastor, Covemont Baptist Church, Sevierville.
Josh Moore, pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Milan, has been called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Sharon.
Clarence P. Lewis, 94, former minister, died March 7 in Bristol. He started Sunset Village Baptist Church, Bristol, and served as pastor. He also was pastor or interim pastor of State Line Baptist Church, Laurel Bloomery; Pine Grove Baptist Church, Neva; and churches in Virginia. Additionally, Lewis worked 32 years at Raytheon, an aerospace and defense company. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Teresa Lewis of Greer, S.C., and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry Ray Vogel, 68, retired children’s worker, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, for almost 20 years, died April 17. He also was a children’s minister in churches in Texas. He is survived by his wife, Janie; four children; and 13 grandchildren.
Brush Creek Baptist Church, Brush Creek, will hold an All Day Gospel Singing on Saturday, May 20, at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds, Alexandria. It will be held from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, contact 615-683-9606 or ConnieC@dtccom.net.
First Baptist Church, Flintville, will celebrate its 150th anniversary on May 28. For more information, contact 931-937-8273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, held an outreach event the day before Easter. About 20 members accepted assignments to visit former visitors or people referred by members. As a result, about 60 people were contacted, said Mike Young, minister of students and activities. The church had about 350 people attend its two simultaneous services — traditional and contemporary — on Easter morning.
About 30 missions workers from five churches in West Tennessee were hosted by Zion Baptist Church, Benton, March 27-31. The volunteers did construction, painting, and small engine repair for a church and Camp Agape of Polk County Baptist Association, based in Benton. The volunteers were from Calvary Baptist Church, Union City; Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Bradford; First Baptist Church, Bells; Macedonia Baptist Church, Ripley; and Holly Grove Baptist Church, Bells, reported Mike Hazlewood, pastor, Zion Baptist.
Fayette Baptist Church, Somerville, and The Grove at Red Oak Lake, Cordova, a camp which is a ministry of Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, will hold CityServeCamp June 12-16, for the fourth year. Campers conduct urban ministries in the Memphis area. For more information, contact email@example.com or 901-331-7584.
Beulah Baptist Association, based in Union City, will coordinate missions work locally on three Saturdays in July. Volunteers will assist pastors and churches in Lake County, Obion County, and Weakley County. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-885-2151.
New Salem Baptist Association, based in Carthage, will hold its annual Kid’s Day Camp at New Middleton Baptist Church, Gordonsville, June 12-15. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com or 615-735-9362.