Tevis Springs Baptist Church, Madisonville, recently called Sam Baines as pastor. He was ordained June 11 by South Madisonville Baptist Church, Madisonville.
Paul Ellis has been called as associate pastor of Maple Springs Baptist Church, Tellico Plains. He was ordained into the ministry on July 2.
Chase Sears has been called as pastor of Tulip Grove Baptist Church, Old Hickory. He recently served as assistant professor of biblical studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to that he served at Oak Park Baptist Church in Jeffersonville, Ind., first as the family pastor and then as senior/lead pastor for seven years. He and his wife, Sarah, have five children.
Ronnie McDowell of Reed Springs Baptist Church, Philadelphia, has been called as senior pastor of Riverdale Baptist Church in Georgia. He will be ordained by Reed Springs on July 8.
Cane Creek Baptist Church, Tellico Plains, ordained Jeff Dalton into the ministry on June 4. He has been called as youth pastor at Poplar Bluff Baptist Church, Tellico Plains.
Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, will host MedAdvance 2023 on Aug. 3-5 for people interested in short-term or long-term mission trips. MedAdvance brings together health care professionals, healthcare students, church leaders and individuals involved in mobilizing healthcare professionals. You will interact and learn from International Mission Board missionaries currently involved in this type of ministry. For information on costs or to register, visit imb.org/medadvance. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 16.