Harmony Baptist Church, Stanton, near Brownsville, held revival services April 23-26. One person made a profession of faith. Speakers included Ron Davidson, Dale Denning, David Worley, Danny Sinquefield, and Todd Brady.
Every Sunday School class and department of Meridian Baptist Church, Knoxville, has been challenged to hold an “An Outreach of Love” during April and May. These efforts can be acts of kindness or the distribution of Bibles or tracts to those who don’t know the Lord, said Dana L. Fachman, pastor. Also, the youth of the church will work for members to prepare for a missions trip “as a sign that they are willing to work while on the trip,” reported Chris Fachman, associate pastor and minister to students. Donations given in return will be used for the trip.
Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, is holding its 17th Annual Children’s Music Camp May 30 – June 2. Children who have completed grades 1-5 participate from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Awards and a musical performance will be presented Sunday, June 4, at 6 p.m.
Hannah Williams of Calvary Baptist Church, Union City, was the runner-up in the 2017 State Youth Bible Drill held May 6. The Baptist and Reflector inadvertently was given the wrong name and reported Caitlyn Crook as the runner-up. We apologize for the mistake.
Mike Hollaway, pastor of Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Bethel Springs, will retire June 4 after 14 years at the church and 35 years of ministry. He also has been pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Henderson; First Baptist Church, Bethel Springs; Wards Grove Baptist Church, Milton; and Bear Creek Baptist Church, Parsons. Hollaway will be available for supply preaching. He can be contacted at 731-610-1077. He and his wife, Judy, will live in Oakland.
Dean Anderson has been called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodbury, effective June 18. Formerly he was pastor of a church in Kentucky for 18 years, and on the staff of First Baptist Church, Joelton, as well as the Sunday School Board (LifeWay Christian Resources), Nashville.
Scott Shepherd, associate pastor of worship, First Baptist Church, Paris, for 15 years, has been named worship and music specialist, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. He is a graduate of Shorter University, Rome, Ga., and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. He also earned a doctorate from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, Jacksonville, Fla. Paul Clark, who retired in 2016, held the role previously. “Scott brings rich experience and solid preparation for this vital role on our TBMB staff as we serve our great network of churches,” said Randy C. Davis, president and executive director, TBMB. “He is well-known and well-respected by his peers across Tennessee.”
Michael Smith, pastor, North Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, for 20 years was recently honored on his anniversary.
Carter Brown, a recent graduate of Gateway Seminary, Ontario, Calif., has been called as director of Camp Tipton in Maryville of Chilhowee Baptist Association. He is the son of Bob Brown, former Tennessee Baptist Mission Board staff member who is now pastor, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville.
Roger Ellsworth, retired pastor of Jackson, has written A Dog and a Clock … And 30 Other Bible-Based Meditations. For more information, contact www.mycoffeecupmeditations.com or 864-498-8957.
Sam Upton has been called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Beechgrove. He previously was pastor of a church in Missouri and spent 37 years with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in Africa.
Ronnie Conger has been called as music director, Temple Baptist Church, Paris.
Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville, has called Russell Rowland as minister of music. He comes from Louisiana.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and its College at Southeastern, Wake Forest, N.C., saw students with Tennessee ties graduate recently. They included Kayla Nicole Burgin, Soddy Daisy, bachelor of arts in Christian studies; and Jon Andrew Matlock, Columbia, master of arts in intercultural studies. Earning the master of divinity with Christian ministry were James Bradley Holloway, Covington; James Jordan, Greeneville; James Ryan Keaton, Dickson; Christopher Joseph Martin, Murfreesboro; and Dylan Russell Young, Chattanooga. Earning the master of divinity with international church planting were Jennifer Ann Beadle, Norene; Nathaniel Arms, Cookeville; and John Richard Boyle, Knoxville.
Big Hatchie Baptist Association, based in Covington, will hold its Youth Camp June 5-9 at the Rose of Sharon Campground, Burlison. For more information, contact 901-476-6759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.