July 13 likely will be a day that Bill Highsmith will never forget. Nearly 200 people gathered in the fellowship hall of Tusculum Hills Baptist Church in Nashville to help him celebrate his 80th birthday, along with his retirement (see story on page 8 of the print edition).
While many people may not know who Bill Highsmith is, his legacy will live on for years to come, at least in Middle Tennessee.
Rusty Sumrall, director of missions for Nashville Baptist Association, says Highsmith, who held the title of minister of recreation/activities, senior adults, missions and education at the time of his retirement, is a pioneer in the areas of church recreation and senior adult ministry in Nashville. “He is one of the best in the country at what he has done,” Sumrall affirmed. [Read more…]