After 49 years in ministry, Jerry Winfield has retired as pastor of Oak Valley Baptist Church in Franklin. Previously he was pastor of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville and First Baptist Church in Bolivar as well as churches in Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas. He also served as vice president of development and communications for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. Denominational service included two terms as trustee of Union University and two terms on the TBMB board of directors. Winfield is available for supply preaching and interim pastorates. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wolf Creek Baptist Church, Spring City, will have revival services April 24-27 with evangelist Phil Glisson of Memphis.
Billy James Morris, 89 of Clarksville, died March 21. Morris devoted his life to the service of God through Christian music ministry at various Baptist churches. Morris served at First Baptist Church, Clarksville for more than 22 years, Tokyo Baptist Church, Tokyo, Japan, and retired from Excell Baptist Church, Clarksville, after 20 years of service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Morris, the mother of his children. He is survived by his wife, Carol Morris, four children, two children by marriage, 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.