Clear Creek Baptist Church, Dyer, called Steve Hemann as pastor, effective Nov. 1.
Chris Sumner has been called as youth pastor by White Hall Baptist Church, Trenton.
Short Creek Baptist Church, Athens, has called Will Davis as pastor, effective Nov. 8.
Garry Duncan began serving as pastor of South Liberty Baptist Church, Athens, on Nov. 15.
William H. “Bill” Davis died Nov. 19 at the age of 73. He was pastor of Biltmore Baptist Church, Elizabethton. Davis, a bivocational pastor, was a welding and metal shop teacher at Happy Valley High School in Elizabethton for 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jackie F. Davis, and four children.
Barbara Ann Murrell, 80 died Dec. 3 at her home in Rockford. She served as a pastor’s wife for 58 years. Her husband, Charles Murrell is pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Maryville. They were married for 62 years.