The Glade Church, Mount Juliet, will host The Whole Child Initiative on Jan. 27. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 5:15 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by the Southeast Produce Council, will provide continuing education credits to social workers and foster parents. The meeting features local presenters who can connect caregivers and professionals to trauma-sensitive resources in the area. Childcare and lunch are provided. For more information, including cost, visit wholechildinitiative.org/events.
Grace Baptist Mission in Braden recently was voted into the Fayette Baptist Association as it constituted into a church from its missions status. Dennis Golden is pastor.
Warren Community Church, Somerville, recently received first place awards in Christmas parades held in the towns of Somerville and Oakland.
Morris Memorial Baptist Church, Moscow, held revival services Jan. 7-10 with Danny Sinquefield, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, as guest evangelist.
Lincoln Baptist Church, Fayetteville, will hold revival services Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 15-17 at 6:30 p.m. with guest evangelist Chris King, pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Winchester.
John Bolton, a long-time Tennessee Baptist director of missions, died Dec. 22 in Birmingham He was 101 years old. A native of Alabama, Bolton served as a pastor in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. He served as a director of missions for two Baptist associations in Tennessee — Salem Baptist Association, based in Liberty, and the Lawrencçe County Association of Baptists, based in Leoma. After retiring in 1981 he served as a hospital chaplain in Lawrenceburg and later in Springfield for almost 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Nellie. Bolton is survived by three children; eight adult grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
Benny Jackson, a longtime evangelist from West Tennessee, died Dec. 27 in Alabaster, Ala. He was 79. Jackson, who was called to preach at the age of 15, also served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee before going into full-time evangelism. For more than 42 years Jackson averaged 30 crusades a year. He preached in 32 states and 20 foreign countries. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and a son and granddaughter.
Juliana Wilson has joined the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board staff as communications and childhood missions specialist for Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union. A native of West Point, Wilson participated in Girls in Action (GAs) and Acteens/Youth on Mission. She served as both a state and national Acteen panelist. She is a graduate of Union University, Jackson, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
Gary Parker has been called as pastor of First Baptist Church, Caryville.
First Baptist Church, Iron City, has called Ethan Giles as bivocational pastor.
Chris Chambers has been called as pastor of Brush Creek Baptist Church, Brush Creek.
William Carey Baptist Association will host a retirement reception for Randy and Nan Maxwell on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Maxwell is retiring after serving for eight-and-a-half years as director of missions for the association.
Kevin Perrigan, manager of Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center in Newport, was recognized recently for 10 years of service with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Dandridge.