China Grove Baptist Church, Rutherford, has called Billy Crowell as interim pastor.
Dale Denning, pastor, Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Milan, was recognized recently for his 25 years of service there. Bill Northcott, former Tennessee Baptist Mission Board staff member who was Denning’s pastor, made a presentation for the TBMB.
Jon Hathcock, senior pastor, East Athens Baptist Church, Athens, has been called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Bob Pruett is serving as interim pastor of East Athens Baptist.
Steve Linginfelter, retired pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Townsend, has been called as pastor, Laurel Bank Baptist Church, Friendsville.
Two members of Crossroads Community Church, Baxter, will leave soon to serve in missions work. Trish Craig, who served through the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in East Africa for five months in 2015, will serve with Reach One, Touch One in Uganda, Africa, and Rod Ellis will be a part of a ministry operating at a school in Haiti. This means that Crossroads has sent out 16 persons to do missions work since the church began in 2008.
The Women on Mission of Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Como, recently made 28 pillowcase dresses for the Weakley County Baptist Association team which will serve in Honduras.
Fairview Baptist Church, Corryton, will hold a Safety Conference on Jan. 20-21. Tactics from SheepDog Seminars, the Knoxville Police Department, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department will be presented. For more information, contact 865-687-5648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberty Baptist Church and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, both of Covington, gave 44 backpacks filled with supplies and bags of extra school supplies to the Mississippi River Ministry, reported Diane Sorrell, Woman’s Missionary Union director, Big Hatchie Baptist Association, based in Covington. They did this though many were also giving shoe box gifts to Samaritan’s Purse and though the churches are small. They each draw about 100 to church activities on Sunday mornings.
The Bivocational Ministers and Wives Retreat of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board will be held Jan. 26-28 in Pigeon Forge. For more information, contact John Parrott of the TBMB staff at email@example.com or 423-921-2488.
An Annual Preaching Conference will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. – noon at Silver Springs Baptist Church, Mount Juliet. The event is being held by the Fellowship of Tennessee Baptist Evangelists. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-672-2443.