Longtime Tennessee Baptist pastor Edward C. Minor died May 5. He was 87. Minor was pastor of several Tennessee Baptist churches including Concord Baptist Church, Brentwood; Nolensville Baptist Church, Nolensville; Grace Baptist Church, Bethpage; Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Chapel Hill; and Arrington Baptist Church, Arrington. He also was pastor of churches in Alabama and North Carolina and he worked for 17 years with Thomas Nelson Publishers. Minor is survived by his wife, Shelby Minor, four children, 12 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Pastor and evangelist Bill Edmonds, a member of First Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will preach during the 6 p.m. service on June 27 at First Baptist. He is completing 61 years in the ministry, including 36 years as a full-time pastor and 25 years as an evangelist. He is a member of the Fellowship of Tennessee Baptist Evangelists. Edmonds has preached in numerous revivals throughout Tennessee and other states.
Phillip Senn has been called as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, Newbern, effective May 6. He had served as interim pastor since February. Senn formerly served as pastor of Fort Hudson Baptist Church, Dyersburg.
Brenton Cox, lead pastor of First Baptist Church, Manchester, has written two books, How to Have a Better Life and A Year in the Psalms. A book signing was held at the church on May 20.
Jerry Wayne of First Baptist Church, Oakland, recently was honored as “Senior Adult of the Year” in Fayette Baptist Association, based in Somerville.
Morris Memorial Baptist Church, Moscow, recently held a celebration party for pastor Bryan Morris and his family. Morris recently accepted a call to become pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Dyer.
Solid Rock Baptist Church, Greenbrier, recently called Joey Jones as pastor, effective May 13. He has been serving as interim pastor for the last few months. He and his wife, Lynn, have two grown children.
Fayette Baptist Church, Somerville, is building a “Hope House” in town behind the Food Rite where churches can minister to the needy with a clothes closet and a food pantry for future needs. Other ministries will be added in the coming months. Call the church at 901-465-3433 if interested in this ministry.
Lincoln Heights Baptist Church, Tullahoma, recognized the 240 graduates of Tullahoma High School on May 19, presenting them with gift packets containing a Bible, and other items including gift cards from local merchants. Robert Payne is pastor.
Red Bank Baptist Church, Chattanooga, will host A Night of Champions on Friday, July 20. Former University of Tennessee and current Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joshua Dobbs will be the featured speaker. More than 400 student athletes and coaches will attend and the event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 each. For more information, call 423-877-4514 or purchase online at www.redbankbaptist.org.
The Mark Trammell Quartet will sing Sunday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church, Goodlettsville. The concert is free. A love offering will be taken.
The Girls in Action (GAs) from Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, recently raised $635 for the International Bible Fund which is used to purchase Bibles for the different language groups represented in Robertson County Baptist Association.
First Baptist Church, Greenfield, recently had revival with evangelist Floyd “Lammie” Lammersfeld of McKenzie. There were four professions of faith.
Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, ranks among the top 50 best Christian colleges in the nation, according to College Atlas.