Retired pastor Max Walker died Aug. 29. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Selmer, for 22 years before he retired and was named pastor emeritus. Walker also served as pastor of churches in Newbern and Lavinia and in Kentucky and Mississippi. He was active in the Tennessee Baptist Convention, serving on several committees and as a trustee of Union University, his alma mater. After retirement, Walker served numerous churches as interim pastor. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of 57 years, two daughters and four grandsons.
A. Rudolph “Rudy” Fagan, who led the former Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years, died Oct. 3 in Murfreesboro. He was 88. Fagan served as president of the Stewardship Commission from 1974 until his retirement in 1994. The former agency was closed in the SBC’s Covenant for a New Century in the mid-1990s. He is survived by his wife, Florrie, of 64 years, four children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. [Read more…]