Tom Hodges was honored at the recent annual meeting of Knox County Association of Baptists, based in Knoxville, for serving 10 years as director of Montgomery Village Baptist Center, Knoxville, a ministry directed by the association.
William Robertson, pastor, Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, Smithville, retired Nov. 8. For the past 29 years he has led Elizabeth Chapel and seen it become the largest church in the Salem Baptist Association. Robertson has served as pastor of churches in Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. He is available for interim work or pulpit supply and can be reached at 615-464-5590.
Mark Allison has been called as pastor, Victory Chapel Baptist Church, Knoxville, recently.
Matt Warden has been called recently as youth pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Yorkville.
Melvin Myers has been called as pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Knoxville, recently.
West Carroll Unity Baptist Church, Trezevant, recently has called David Moncriff as youth pastor.
Jeff Lewis has resigned recently as pastor, Bethpage Baptist Church, Kenton.
Kenneth Jordan, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga, has retired recently from the full-time pastorate. He will continue to serve Watauga Baptist Association, based in Elizabethton, as vice moderator. Jordan also will continue in the ministry in part-time roles such as serving as interim pastor of churches.
Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Ripley, called Jeanne Nelson as minister of children and youth on Nov. 4.
Central Baptist Church, Brighton, has called recently Rusty Keltner as senior pastor.
Reeves Garrett has been called recently as interim pastor, Victory Baptist Church, Henning. He is a student at Union University, Jackson.
Angie Odom of Pinecrest Baptist Church, Johnson City, has been selected to be a 2015 honoree of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. She was recommended for the honor by U.S. Representative Phil Roe.
William Carey Baptist Association, based in Fayetteville, will hold a children’s ministry activity on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Stewart’s Chapel Baptist Church, Flintville. Also the association will hold an Evangelism Explosion event on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Phil Glisson, evangelist based in Memphis, will speak. For more information, contact the association at 931-433-3631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bradley Baptist Association, based in Cleveland, will lead a Spring Break Missions Trip to Washington D.C., March 19-24. The association is assisting church planters there. For more information, contact 423-476-5493 or David@bradleybaptist.org.
Bledsoe Baptist Association, based in Gallatin, recently held its annual Toy Store for the Christmas holidays. The association invited 403 families to participate. As a result, 1,009 children were served and 21 people made spiritual commitments, of which 15 were professions of faith, reported Mike Pennington, director of missions.
Chilhowee Baptist Association, based in Maryville, will launch the II Timothy 2 Partnership Jan. 1. The intern program seeks to assist small churches with children’s and youth ministries as well as the interns as they explore their call to ministry. For more information, contact the association at 865-982-0499 or email@example.com. Also Joe and Linda Ledford of the association who direct CHARM ministries reported that during the summer ministries eight people made professions of faith and four people were baptized.
Churches of Knox County Baptist Association, are partnering with churches in the region of Tuscany, Italy, to support the Tennessee/Italy Baptist Partnership. A vision trip to Tuscany will be held and high school students of the association will participate in International World Changers in Tuscany in the summer as they help lead a student camp there.
Forty Forks Baptist Church, Bethel Springs, burned the note on its new building Nov. 22 to represent retirement of the debt. Randy Smith is the pastor.
Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville, will send a missions team to Guatemala March 12-19 to do medical, children’s, and community work. For more information, contact the church at knoxcalvary.com or 865-523-9419.