First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge, will have a special Sunday Oct. 1. The speaker will be Phil Glisson, evangelist from Memphis. His wife, Teresa, who is a ventriloquist, will be there with Scotty.
On Oct. 8, Gibson Baptist Church, Gibson, will be celebrating 140 years of ministry with a special day of worship. Max Walker will be preaching the morning service at 10:30 a.m., along with special music and an add-a-dish meal following the service. Also, as part of the celebration, a cake walk will take place.
Members of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Portland, recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.
Allensville Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, will have its homecoming on Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. Pastor David Ward will preach and The Kellys Gospel Group from Lawrenceburg will perform.
First Baptist Church, Bell Buckle, will hold homecoming on Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. with a fellowship lunch following the service. Pastor Tommy Dye will preach the homecoming message. For more information, call 931-607-4141.
Silver Point Baptist Church, Silver Point, will hold fall revival Oct. 1-4 at 7 p.m. nightly. Featured speakers are Oct. 1: Herb Leftwich, Wolf Creek; Oct. 2: Charles Wills, New Home; Oct. 3: Jason Groe, Poplar Grove; and Oct. 4: Tim Miles, Wilhite.
All former pastors, church members, and guests are invited to join Harmony Baptist Church in Whiteville to celebrate 180 years of ministry. There will be a fish and chicken supper at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening, Oct. 14, followed by music from The Jerry Butler Bluegrass Band at 6 p.m. Sunday’s worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Bob Agee as guest preacher. A covered dish meal will follow in the fellowship hall. For more information or directions to the church please call Pastor Grover Westover at 731-780-2001.
A great crowd gathered at Harrell Park on July 30 for the Nolachucky Baptist Association’s annual lake baptism service. Gene Nelson, pastor of Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville, brought the message and Russell Rowland, music minister at Russellville Baptist, led the combined choir and orchestra. Twenty people were baptized, including a 95-year-old woman. Churches in the association also recently collected small kitchen appliances to assist victims of the Sevier County fires who were not helped by other disaster relief efforts. The items were given to Bill Black of Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries for distribution.
CrossNet Baptist Network, based in Cleveland, recently concluded eight weeks of Ocoee Outreach. The last two block parties of the summer were at Big Spring Baptist Church and Charleston Park with Council Baptist Church that resulted in more than 1,200 people coming together in a family-friendly atmosphere where the gospel was shared and several people were prayed with. More than 30 CrossNet churches were involved in Ocoee Outreach over the summer.
Calvary Baptist Church, Humboldt, recently called Tony Crossnoe as pastor.
Immanuel Baptist Church, Trenton, has called Steve Skelton as pastor.
Mike Exline recently began serving as pastor of Brittsville Baptist Church, Georgetown.
Michigan Avenue Baptist Church, Cleveland, recently called Mike Wallin as pastor.
Robert Reid and Barry Bohannon were ordained as deacons at Colonial View Baptist Church, Cookeville, on Sept. 17.
C-N RAISES FUNDS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF
JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman University kicked off a campaign to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at the Aug. 31 Carson-Newman football game. More than $1,150 was collected during the game by C-N’s Student Success Center, Campus Ministries, and Student-Athlete Advisory Council members.
The money was taken to Don Owen, director of disaster relief for Noloachucky Baptist Association, a part of Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief.
The Aug. 31 effort is just the beginning of a longer-term effort to raise much-needed funds for disaster relief efforts to aid hurricane victims. Dubbed “Carson-Newman Days of Giving,” C-N students, faculty, and staff are donating both cash and needed goods to the relief effort.
In addition to donation centers being established at various points on campus, C-N has established a website for online donations.
Ross Brummett, C-N’s senior vice president of student affairs, is leading the efforts on campus. “We at Carson-Newman are glad to help by raising funds and collecting goods. But, just like the Tennessee Baptists serving on the front lines down in Texas, it’s also just a part of who we are, what we do. Every dollar given goes directly to the disaster relief efforts.”
In addition to cash donations, a box trailer is being loaded with needed goods. Once the trailer is full, it will be taken to God’s Warehouse in Morristown where those goods will be accessed and transported by disaster relief teams across the next several weeks and months as they make trips to the affected areas.
Brummitt added that college leaders were going to monitor the hurricanes and depending on how things develop, “we may shift or expand our focus.”