Williams Chapel Baptist Church, Springfield, will hold a homecoming celebration on Sept. 23 at 11 am. Former Southern Baptist Convention and Tennessee Baptist pastor Jim Henry of Orlando, Fla., will be the guest speaker. A covered dish lunch will follow the service.
First Baptist Church, Atwood, will hold revival services Sept. 9-12 with evangelist Phil Glisson of Memphis.
The Parkway Quilters of Parkway Baptist Church, Goodlettsville, recently made 30 children’s quilts for the Ronald McDonald House.
Charleston Baptist Church, Stanton, will hold revival services Sept. 9-12 with Jerry Drace, evangelist and pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Friendship. Jay Whalen, minister of music at Smyrna Baptist Church, Burlison, will lead the music. Services will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Dickerson Road Baptist Church, Nashville, will celebrate its 65th anniversary on Sept. 16. Interim pastor Judson Hays will preach. The morning service begins at 10:45 a.m.
Evangelist Phil Glisson of Memphis will preach revival services Sept. 23-26 at First Baptist Church, Gleason.
First Baptist Church, Hickory Withe, recently had a dedication prayer for its new children’s building currently under construction. The new 10,000-square-foot facility will house classrooms and meeting hall space.
Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Whiteville, held revival in August with evangelist Harold Hunter. There were dozens of decisions, including 20 professions of faith.
First Baptist Church, Somerville, recently dedicated its new electronic sign.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rossville, will hold homecoming on Sept. 30. The Barnett Family will lead a gospel music concert during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. A potluck luncheon will follow the service.
Crossville pastor Jim Mersereau of Oak Hill Baptist Church recently published his latest book, Getting Along without Going Along: Biblical Sexual Ethics in an Age of Controversy and Conflict. The book is based on the instruction from the Apostle Peter, found in I Peter 3:15-16. The book consists of 34 short essays, arranged in three sections. The book sells for $12.95 and all profits are being donated to the Oak Hill Baptist Church missions and humanitarian relief projects fund. It can be purchased online at www.JimMersereauBooks.com; or you can send a check for $12.95 plus $3.99 shipping and handling to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 3036 Genesis Road, Crossville, TN 38571. Please make checks payable to Jim Mersereau Books.
Shane Pierce recently was called as pastor of Four Point Baptist Church, Cleveland.
Garrett Veazey, who served as a summer student ministry intern at First Baptist Church, Paris, will serve as part-time interim minister of students. In addition, the church hosted a retirement celebration on Aug. 26 for Larry Simmons, who will retire at the end of August as executive pastor after 18 years of ministry with the church.
Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, recently recognized Leroy Dowdy and Steve Southall for 20 years of custodial service to the church.
Allen Burchfield is the new pastor of Maple Grove Baptist Church, Maryville.
Southside Baptist Church, Shelbyville, has called Stephen Keene as pastor, effective Aug. 26. He previously served as associate pastor at Glory Fellowship Baptist Church in Jasper, Ala. Steve Atwood has served Southside as transitional interim pastor since Jan. 1. He is available for supply and interim pastorates in Middle Tennessee. He can be reached through Southside Baptist or the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
In July, 63 people from churches in Riverside Baptist Association ministered in Rhode Island and Connecticut. The team included pastors Randall Curtis of Frenchtown Baptist Church and Josh George of Quinebaug River Church. The team did landscaping and building repairs, held block parties and conducted prayer walks among other activities for the churches. It was a very successful and fruitful mission trip, reported Chris Ward, director of missions.