Steve Flippo, associational missions strategist for Lawrence County Association of Baptists, has resigned to accept the pastorate of Meadow View Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg. Flippo and his family have served as missionaries with the International Mission Board and he is a former missions and college and career pastor. He served as AMS for six years.
Neely’s Bend Baptist Church, Nashville, recently called Austin Jones as pastor. He is a May 2023 graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. He and his wife, Ashton, have one daughter.
Hickman Baptist Church, Hickman, has called Tommy Ferguson as pastor. He and his wife, Melanie, have four children.
Willow Springs Baptist Church, Elizabethton, has called Jacob Howell as interim pastor.
Gary Ray Aslin, retired pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Halls, and 15 other churches in West Tennessee along with four churches in south Georgia, died June 18. He was 79. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Reid Aslin; three children; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Albert “Al” Lee Gaspard, retired pastor of Colonial View Baptist Church, Cookeville, and churches in Louisiana and Mississippi, died May 31. He was 87. He is survived by two children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Delmont “Seven” Gibson, retired pastor of Elm Springs Baptist Church, Sneedville, died June 12. He was 77. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathy Gibson; son and two grandsons.
Mount Harmony Baptist Church, Niota, held Vacation Bible School June 4-8 with 109 students enrolled and an average attendance of 88. There have been two professions of faith since then.