Bob Campbell, 86, retired minister and director of missions, died Jan. 9 in Collierville. He was DOM of Fayette Baptist Association, based in Somerville, for 10 years. He also was pastor, First Baptist Church, Gleason; Macedonia Baptist Church, Kenton; First Baptist Church, Rockwood; and others and helped found First Baptist Church, Macon. Campbell formerly was on the staff of the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board and the New England Baptist Convention. Fayette Association developed the Bob Campbell Mission Scholarship Fund several years ago to honor him. Campbell is survived by his wife Ann, three daughters, and several grandchildren.
Ruth S. Bradley, 87, retired staff member of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, died Jan. 9 in Nashville. She worked in the TBC Executive Office for 20 years and as assistant to the recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years. Bradley is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Bobbie Wilson, 84, died Jan. 17 in Knoxville. She was on the Executive Board of Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union, was WMU director of Knox County Baptist Association and helped organize International Friends, a ministry in the Nashville area. Her husband, Earl Wilson, was president of the Tennessee Baptist Foundation, based in Brentwood, from 1983-95 and was pastor of five churches and interim pastor of 11 churches. She is survived by Earl, her husband of 67 years; two children; two grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, will hold Evangelism Explosion on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. Phil Glisson, evangelist based in Memphis, will speak. For more information, contact William Carey Baptist Association at 931-433-3631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist Church, Paris, offers Women of Hope, a support group for women surviving cancer, every third Saturday morning. For more information, contact the church at 731-642-5074 or Shirley Braden at email@example.com.
Milan Baptist Church, Maynardville, held its first winter Vacation Bible School during the Christmas break. As a result, 120 students enrolled and two made professions of faith, reported Evelyn Sharp, ministry assistant for Northern Baptist Association, based in Maynardville.
Jim Taulman of Franklin, founding editor of the Tennessee Baptist History journal in 1999 who still serves as editor, and retired editor of LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, has written Bayonets and Boxes: 360 Years of One Branch of the Taulman Family. For more information, go to Amazon or contact Taulman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gene Wilder, who recently retired as pastor, First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, will be honored by the church Jan. 24 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Parkway Baptist Church, Goodlettsville, has called Chris Kihn as minister of music. Marvin Copaus was interim worship leader.
Greg Jackson, executive pastor, First Baptist Church, Gallatin, has been called as church partner of LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville. He resigned from the church effective Jan. 17. Also Rob Tims has been called as interim pastor.
Amanda Taylor has recently been called as director of missions and creative ministries, First Baptist Church, Clinton. Her husband, Jason, is student minister of the church.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Westpoint, has called Jerry Robbins as pastor.
Ron Davidson, director of missions, Shiloh Baptist Association, based in Adamsville, and his wife Jeanenne recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Hixson First Baptist Church, Hixson, has called Steven E. Granger as senior pastor, effective Jan. 31.
Shawn Allred, pastor, First Baptist Church, Bruceton, has been called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Kenton, effective Jan. 3. There will be an installation service on Feb. 7 led by Jimmy Furr, director of missions, Carroll-Benton Baptist Association, based in Huntingdon, and Roger Stacy, DOM, Gibson Baptist Association, based in Trenton. Allred served First, Bruceton, for five years.
Churches of Knox County Association of Baptists are partnering with churches in the region of Tuscany, Italy, to support the Tennessee/Italy Baptist Partnership. To develop this, a Vision Trip to Tuscany will be held the first of May. Also high school students of the association will participate in International World Changers in Tuscany as they help lead a student camp there. The Tennessee students will serve June 24 – July 3. For more information on either of these efforts, contact the association at 865-693-9097 or email@example.com.
Nashville Baptist Association, based in Nashville, provided its annual Toy Store to help families celebrate Christmas. The Toy Store was held out of Shelby Avenue Baptist Church, Nashville. Three hundred families including 946 children were served. Forty-two churches gave 3,500 gifts including 140 bicycles. Two hundred and fifty-five volunteers operated the store. Five people made professions of faith.
Riverside Baptist Association, based in Livingston, will hold an On Mission Connection April 16-25. For more information, contact the office at 931-823-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Carey Baptist Association, based in Fayetteville, is holding “WOW What A Wednesday” for youth Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at Kelly’s Creek Baptist Church, Ardmore, and March 2 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, McBurg, Pulaski. For more information, contact 931-433-3631 or email@example.com.