Floyd Douglas has retired after serving 48 years as Discipleship Training director of Piedmont Baptist Church, Dandridge, and six years as DT director for Jefferson County Baptist Association, based in Jefferson City.
Drake Denning, minister of music, Poplar Grove Baptist Church, Trenton, was ordained to the ministry by Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Milan. His father, Dale Denning, pastor, Chapel Hill Baptist, led the service.
Steve Hemann has been called as pastor, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Bradford.
Jeff Lewis, pastor, Bethpage Baptist Church, Kenton, has resigned.
University Heights Baptist Church, Cookeville, ordained Troy Brachey recently. Brachey has been called as pastor of the church.
Marc Burnett was called as pastor, Colonial View Baptist Church, Cookeville, effective Jan. 17.
Doug Hinshaw has been called as interim pastor, Fairview Baptist Church, Watauga.
Mark Chatman, pastor, Big Springs Baptist Church, Elizabethton, recently earned his doctor of ministry from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
Meadow View Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, called Charles Gresham as associate pastor, effective Jan. 1.
Jeff Lewis, director, Camp Agape of Polk County Baptist Association, based in Benton, has resigned. Lewis served for two years.
New Salem Baptist Church, Limestone, licensed Alex Smith to the ministry recently.
Bowmantown Baptist Church, Jonesborough, called Jimmie Rogers as interim pastor recently.
South Fulton Baptist Church, South Fulton, will hold a Revival Conference Feb. 21-24. Speakers include Don Whitt, Kerry Knouse, Steve Gaines, Fred Luter, past president of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Mike Stone. For more information, contact 731-479-2331 or southfultonbaptistchurch.com.
Watauga Baptist Association, based in Elizabethton, will hold its 38th annual Association Music School Feb. 22-26. For more information, contact 423-543-1451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Couey, 69, who was a Tennessee Baptist evangelist and a founder of the Tennessee Baptist Fellowship of the Blind, died Jan. 31 after an accident at his Nashville home. Couey, though blind, had studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Extension Center in Nashville and at SBTS in Louisville, Ky. He also worked for the State of Tennessee. In 1983 Couey helped Jarvis Hearn of the Tennessee Baptist Convention staff establish the Tennessee Baptist Fellowship of the Blind. Couey also was a consultant for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board, based in Alpharetta, Ga., and LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville. He is survived by his wife, Charlyene, Woman’s Missionary Union director of the Nashville Baptist Association; two children; and several grandchildren.
Jerry Walton Legg, 79, pastor emeritus, First Baptist Church, Dyer, died recently in Dyer. He served the church for 14 years, until 1998. Still a member of the church, in retirement he served on many missions teams overseas. Legg also was pastor and interim pastor of other churches and led many revivals. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters; and five grandchildren.
Patrick Leon Henry, 84, retired pastor, died Dec. 8 in Jackson. He was the former pastor of Center Baptist Church, Trenton, and pastor of other churches in Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, and Illinois. Henry was a graduate of Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C., and New Orleans (La.) Baptist Theological Seminary. He is survived by two children and seven grandchildren.
Joe Acuff, 85, retired pastor, died recently in Adamsville. He retired as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Moscow. He additionally was pastor of churches in West Tennessee and in Missouri. He served as a minister for about 40 years and was known for working with African-Americans. Acuff was a graduate of Bethel University in Jackson and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.