Oak Hill Baptist Church, Crossville, will hold homecoming on Sept. 11 with worship beginning at 10 a.m. Jim Mersereau, pastor, will preach and a luncheon will be held. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-484-5065.
First Baptist Church, Millersville, will hold revival services Sept. 18-21. Phil Glisson, evangelist of Memphis, will preach.
First Baptist Church, Selmer, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. For more information, contact email@example.com or 731-645-5326.
First Baptist Church, Nashville, just served for the 10th year at Lynnwood Lynnridge Apartments in Elizabethton. The Nashville team provided Backyard Bible Clubs for children and teens and block parties. They also built a handicap ramp and did some repairs for two homeowners.
Big Springs Baptist Church, Elizabethton, will celebrate 75 years of ministry Sept. 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Mark Chatman, pastor, will preach and Carol Kyker and Elaine Emmert will provide special music. For more information, contact Chatman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-794-6373.
First Baptist Church, Bolivar, is holding revival activities which began Aug. 21. On Sept. 11 a solemn assembly will be held and on Sept. 18-21 revival services featuring Phil Jett, pastor emeritus, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson; Jordan Easley, pastor, Englewood Baptist; and Bartholomew Orr, pastor, Brown Missionary Baptist Church, Southaven, Miss. For more information, contact email@example.com or 731-658-5123.
The second annual river baptism of Grace Baptist Church, Springfield, drew 22 people who were baptized on Aug. 7, reported Jeff Smoak, pastoral intern. The church has seen a total of 96 people baptized this year. Last year 17 people were baptized in the river. Grace Baptist draws about 570 to Sunday morning activities.
Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board Ministries and Knox County Baptist Association will hold Rekindle — Fanning the Flames of Christian Leadership, a church revitalization workshop, Sept. 1 at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville. Tom Cheyney, executive director of missions, Greater Orlando Baptist Association, who was with the North American Mission Board, and John Mark Clifton, church planter, church revitalizer, and missions strategist, will speak. For more information, contact Steve Holt of the TBC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tiffany Pyron at email@example.com or 615-371-7908.
Fred Witty Jr., 93, retired Baptist Student Union (now Baptist Collegiate Ministry) director, died Aug. 12 in Johnson City. He was BSU director at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, from 1956-91. He also was citywide director of Baptist Student Union work in Louisville, Ky. Witty was a member of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City. He is survived by his wife, Joy, and three children.
Jim Didlake was called as pastor, Saint Clair Baptist Church, Spring City.
Ken Jordan has been called as interim pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Gary Roe has been called as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
Wesley Duncan has been called as pastor of Union Baptist Church, Hampton.
Norman Markland Jr., has been called as pastor of First Baptist Church, Hampton.
Bobby Sanders was called as interim pastor, Springville Baptist Church, Springville, July 20.
Don Davis has been called as pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, Morristown.
Parkway Baptist Church, Morristown, has called Mike Elkins as pastor.
Kyle Hutchinson of Oklahoma has been called as minister of students/activities, First Baptist Church, Bolivar, effective Aug. 28.
Joshua Franks was called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Bruceton, effective Aug. 8. He was formerly pastor, Walker Memorial Baptist Church, Franklin. Franks is a graduate of Liberty University. Ken Zike, a retired pastor, was interim pastor.
William Hunter Hay V has resigned as pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodbury, to begin a new church in Wilson County.
First Baptist Church, Gallatin, has called Adam Correll, deacon, as interim minister to students.