Baptist and Reflector
RIPLEY — Thomas Bester, founding pastor and church planter of Forerunner Baptist Church in Ripley, died Jan. 15 at the age of 68.
Bester joined the staff of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board in 2017 as part-time new church catalyst. At the time of his death, he served as African American church relations specialist.
“Pastor Thomas Bester was a sweet spirited Christian gentleman who was a friend to all he met,” said Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the TBMB.
“He was such a blessing to Tennessee Baptists for decades and a valued member of our TBMB team. This dear brother will be missed by so many,” Davis added. [Read more…]