Meadow View Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, called David Miller as interim pastor, effective March 1.
Pastor Rodney Duckett, along with his wife, Michelle, celebrated their 10th anniversary on April 8 at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Mount Juliet. This year also marks Duckett’s 20th anniversary in the ministry. During his tenure, the church has undergone many renovations and programs which have led to continual growth and outreach in the Wilson County community.
Ray Van Neste, dean and professor of biblical studies at Union University, Jackson, is serving as interim pastor of Tulip Grove Baptist Church, Old Hickory.
Edward Glenn Hester, age 88, a native of Clarksville, died March 20 at his home in Lawrenceburg after a brief illness. He was a Southern Baptist minister serving churches throughout Middle Tennessee. Prior to his retirement, he was the director of missions for Alpha Baptist Association in Centerville for 10 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Stevenson Hester; two children; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
William (Bill) Lewis Howse III, 86, of Fairview, died March 14. He served churches in Tennessee and Texas in addition to working within the denomination. He served as director of organization at the Christian Life Commission (now Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission) of the Southern Baptist Convention and worked in the family ministry department of the Baptist Sunday School Board (now Lifeway Christian Resources). He directed the Association of Baptist Ministries with the Aging and later retired as a national missionary with the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board) where he focused on senior adults and prison ministry. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Annette; two children; and six grandchildren.
Bethel Baptist Church, Palmyra, will hold revival services April 30 through May 3 with evangelist Phil Glisson of Memphis.
Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, will host the Lifeway Women Simulcast on Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m.. The cost is $10 per person and includes a box lunch. Sign up at cbcjc.org/lifeway.
Good Hope Baptist Church, Adamsville, will hold its 15th annual BBQ Cookoff on Saturday, April 29. Categories will include ‘Boston Butt,’ ribs, chicken and ‘Anything But.’ All meat provided for the contest by the church except for the ‘Anything But’ category. Cash prizes will be awarded. Must be signed up to cook by April 16. During the event, a free BBQ meal will be served at 12:30 p.m., along with a special speaker. For more information, call the church office at 731-632-0379 and leave a message.