Telling the Story of Tennessee Baptists Since 1835
RELIEF AND RECOVERY
Baptists jump into action to help those in need across the state
Jeanne Davis, left, and Maria Burton, right, congratulate Felipe who prayed to receive Christ as the two women witnessed and ministered to him during disaster relief efforts in north Nashville. Davis is the wife of Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board while Burton is the wife of William Burton, leader of the new churches team of the TBMB.
— Photo by Lonnie Wilkey
Tennessee Baptist Mission Board staff members, from left, Andy Gunn, Jarrett Scott (top) and Chris Turner help tarp a home in North Nashville.
— Photo by Madison Turner
Dave Charlton, left, BCM president at Tennessee Tech University, and fellow Tech student Koti Medidhi move brush from a home in Cookeville that was damaged by the tornado on March 3.
Steve Tiebout, left, pastor of The River Community Church in Cookeville, goes over last minute instructions with volunteers from his church who gathered in the city on March 3 to help homeowners affected by the March 3 F-4 tornado.
Gene Cole, center (with blue cap), disaster relief coordinator for Riverside Baptist Association, based in Livingston, gives instructions to volunteers from Riverside Association who traveled to Cookeville to assist Putnam County residents affected by the March 3 tornado.
Volunteer Eugene Turpin of Crossville rakes debris at a Cookeville home destroyed by the March 3 tornado. Turpin’s son is a member of the BCM at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Turpin joined the BCM in a cleanup effort on March 4.
Randy C. Davis, left, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, presents a check from Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief to Mark Davis, director of missions for Stone Baptist Association, based in Cookeville, to assist with relief efforts in Putnam County.
Volunteers from Inglewood Baptist Church, Nashville, pass out supplies to tornado victims in East Nashville.
— Submitted photo