Jeremy Wallace began serving in March as pastor of Niles Ferry Baptist Church, Greenback.
Daryl Crouch, senior pastor of Green Hill Baptist Church, Mount Juliet, will resign April 11 to become executive director of Everyone’s Wilson, a coalition of gospel-loving churches who work together for the good of everyone in Wilson County.
Forest Hill Baptist Church, Maryville, has called Andy McCorkle as youth director and Ben Donnell as children’s director.
China Grove Baptist Church, Rutherford, called Wayne Rowan as pastor beginning March 7.
James Twilbeck celebrated his 20th anniversary as director of missions for Western District Baptist Association on April 1.
The “Off the Grid Project,” sponsored by Tennessee Baptist Conference Centers, was created for the purpose of providing outdoor programs for pastoral staff to disconnect, be refreshed and build relationships with people that have a common purpose. The Off the Grid Project is different than most pastoral conferences or conventions. The focus is to help pastors break away from the demands and stress of their ministries and to have the time to reflect and evaluate their personal lives and ministry. The desire is that each pastor will return with clarity, eagerness, and refreshment to further the Kingdom of God. Upcoming events and dates are: April 26-28 – Pastors’ Backpacking Trip; May 3-5 – Pastors’ Fly Fishing Trip; Sept. 10-12 – Pastor & Son Backpacking Trip; and Oct. 18-20 – Pastors’ Backpacking Trip. For information, visit tnbaptistcamps.org/off-the-grid-project/. To make a reservation, e-mail email@example.com or call 423-623-2764.
Janie Frances Hill, a lifelong resident of Lewisburg, died Jan. 21 at the age of 90. Hill served as a church secretary for 60 years in Lewisburg — 30 years at First Baptist and 30 years at Parkview Baptist. She also taught VBS, children and youth and was active in Children’s Bible Drill for many years.
Ninety-eight percent of graduates from Union University’s College of Pharmacy in 2020 passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), the top performance in Tennessee and the eighth highest in the nation. The average pass rate for the test is 88 percent nationally. The NAPLEX is designed to evaluate general practice knowledge and is taken by pharmacy students shortly after graduating. It is one component of the licensure process, and boards of pharmacy use the exam to assess a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist.