Charles Pratt, director of missions for Fayette Baptist Association, based in Somerville, has recently written a new book, Back to the Beginning of a Perfect Creation. The book reinforces the Bible’s account that God created the world in six days. Pratt also founded overseas ministry called Cross Partners Ministry Inc., to assist in constructing church buildings in poor countries and has led volunteer teams on numerous trips to share their faith with people in outdoor crusades, high school classrooms and with college students, resulting in thousands of professions of faith. For more information about the book or how to obtain a copy, contact Pratt at 901-573-5063.
Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City has appointed Gloria Walker as vice president for student services, effective Dec. 4. She had been serving as acting VP for student services since May 1. She joined the C-N staff in 2012 as athletic liaison before also joining the Life Directions office as academic advisor. She had dual roles until serving for nearly four years as co-director of Student Success. She is a member of Manley Baptist Church, Morristown.
First Baptist Church, Tracy City, has called George D. Miller as pastor. He previously served at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes’ Boys Ranch in Millington. He has also been pastor of First Baptist Church, Dover, and Smyrna Baptist Church, Burlison.
Tennessee native Jeff Palmer, who grew up in New Johnsonville, has recently published a book, So You Want to Dig a Well In Africa? The book attempts how to share how a follower of Jesus can care for the poor, feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty and at the same time, meet a person’s greatest need — to hear about Jesus. The book highlights 10 common myths people and organizations believe about missions and is intended to challenge readers to assess, evaluate and possibly adjust some of the ways they carry out their mission programs. Palmer and his wife Regina served for more than 20 years with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in southeast Asia. The Palmers recently took early retirement and now live in Three Way, near Jackson. They have three grown children and three grandsons. The book is published by WestBow Press. For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call 844-714-3454.