Larry Murphy, director of missions, Madison-Chester and Crockett Baptist Associations, based in Jackson, has been called as a church revitalization specialist, Tennessee Baptist Convention, effective April 8. Murphy will serve in both roles. He has been DOM of Madison-Chester and Crockett Associations for 18 years. Murphy also was associate pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, for 12 years; and Baptist Student Union director, Union University, Jackson, for three years.
David Crutchley, chair of the Religion Department of Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, has been awarded the school’s 2016 Distinguished Faculty Award. The award is the highest honor given to a faculty member. He is a native of Zimbabwe, Africa, and still ministers in South Africa.
Jon Roebuck, pastor, Woodmont Baptist Church, Nashville, for 17 years, has been named executive director of the Institute for Church Leadership of Belmont University, Nashville, effective June 1. Before serving Woodmont Baptist, he was pastor, First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, for five years; and of churches in Alabama and Kentucky for 10 years.
Stan Elliott, pastor, First Baptist Church, Clinton, recently celebrated his 10th anniversary of service to the church. Also his wife, Lydia, has served as pianist of the church for 10 years.
Rob Tims has been called as interim pastor, First Baptist Church, Gallatin.
James Adams has retired as pastor of Belmont Baptist Church, Mount Carmel, after serving 28 years. He is available for pulpit supply or will consider serving as a transitional or bivocational pastor. Contact Adams at 423-530-5661.
Keith Sumner has been called as pastor, Bible Union Baptist Church, Martin.
David Effler has been called as pastor, Enon Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
Bill Helton has been called as interim pastor, Newcomb Baptist Church, Jellico.
Reeves Garrett was ordained to the ministry by Victory Baptist Church, Henning, on April 3. Garrett is preaching at Victory Baptist. He is a student at Union University, Jackson. Garrett considers Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, as his home church.
Greg Watson has been called as pastor of Manilla Chapel Baptist Church, Athens. He recently was ordained by New Zion Baptist Church, Athens.
Oaklawn Baptist Church, Crossville, has called David Mahan, director of missions, Salem Baptist Association, based in Liberty, as pastor. He served the association for three years. Formerly he was pastor, Whorton Springs Baptist Church, Smithville; Pine Eden Baptist Church, Crossville; and Oaklawn Baptist, which he served previously from 1991-97.
Chapel Hill Community Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, has called Shane Peyton as pastor, effective April 10. He has held pastorates in College Grove and in New Mexico.
Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, Bristol, has called Ray and Angela Brown. Ray will be associate pastor of education and Angela will be daycare director.
Ninth Street Baptist Church, Erwin, has called Rick Babin as pastor.
Jerry Vines, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, who lives in Georgia, will preach at Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church, Bristol, on May 8, Mother’s Day, in both services. For more information, contact 423-989-4325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deerfield Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, will celebrate its 100th anniversary and hold a groundbreaking on April 24. For more information, contact 931-762-2243 or email@example.com.
On Saturday mornings in April Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville, is leading a soccer ministry at Montgomery Village Baptist Center of Knox County Baptist Association. For more information, contact Daniel Douglas, youth minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Baptist Church, Springfield, did not organize Reel Men of God Ministry as was reported in a recent issue of the B&R. The church is participating in the ministry, founded by Larry McClure, a fellow Baptist. For more information, contact 615-384-3393 or email@example.com.
The Woman’s Missionary Union of Robertson County Baptist Association, based in Springfield, will hold a Women’s Night of Worship Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m., at North Springfield Baptist Church. Gina Duke will speak and Sheila Butts will lead worship. For more information, contact the association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-384-8197.
Sevier County Baptist Association, based in Sevierville, will hold a Smoky Mountain Spring Heritage and Freedom Festival on Saturday, May 14, at Camp Smoky. A Royal Ambassador racer event also will be held. A representative of the American Legion will speak. For more information, contact Robert Nichols, director of missions, at Robert@seviercountybaptist.org or 865-453-0124.
New Salem Baptist Association, based in Carthage, will hold “Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames, Where Will You Be When Reality Strikes?” a live drama on April 24-26 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Smith County Ag Center, Carthage. For more information, contact 615-735-9362 or email@example.com.
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Middle Tennessee, based in Nashville, has changed its name to Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee. CWJC was a ministry started by Woman’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention. Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee has three satellite locations in Nashville, Franklin, and Madison, and is directed by Rebekah Sumrall, former staff member of Tennessee WMU.
Franchelle Franklin Dangeau, 85, died April 5 in Humboldt. She was a retired employee of Union University, Jackson, and was the wife of Orvind M. Dangeau, retired Tennessee Baptist Convention staff member. She is survived by her husband, three children, one stepchild, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.