Southwestern Baptist Church, Johnson City, is holding a Grief Share study group every Tuesday. The group will meet through May 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 423-928-5521.
During its two Easter worship services many members of Crosswind Church, Union City, will be wearing “Forget the Frock” T-shirts instead of new clothes to raise money for Feed the Orphans Ministry in Western Africa. For more information, go to www.forgetthefrock.com.
First Baptist Church, Union City, is hosting the Events of the Cross Holy Week Services March 21-25. They are at noon each day and include a light lunch.
Trinity Baptist Church, Knoxville, will hold revival services April 10-13. Phil Glisson, evangelist based in Memphis, will preach.
Manley Baptist Church, Morristown, will hold “A Night in Italy” April 8 for children with special needs and their families and April 9 for adults with special needs and a caregiver.
For more information, contact www.Luke14.net or 423-586-8665.
Juanita Alexander, 89, died Feb. 26 in Murfreesboro. She was the wife of the late Edwin Reece Alexander Sr., 83, retired minister and director of missions, who died in 2005. She also led conferences for the Tennessee Baptist Convention and was a worker at TBC camps.
Ruth Dyson, 89, missionary emeritus to West Africa through the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, died March 18 in Nashville. She served with her husband, Bert, for 35 years in several countries including Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Dysons in retirement ministered at Woodmont Baptist Church, Nashville, where he was minister to senior adults for many years. She is survived by her husband, a son and daughter, and many grandchildren.
Gary Lewis has been called as pastor, Cloverleaf Baptist Church, Cleveland.
Kenny Isbill has been called as pastor, Tasso Baptist Church, Cleveland.
Jack Epperson has been called as pastor, Union Missionary Baptist Church, Cleveland.
Frank Bowling, pastor, First Baptist Church, Medina, was honored on March 6 by the church on his 10th
anniversary of service.
Clay Hallmark was called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Lexington, effective Feb. 7. He formerly was pastor, First Baptist Church, Marion, Ark., for 15 years. Hallmark holds a doctor of ministry from New Orleans (La.) Baptist Theological Seminary, and graduated from Sanford University, Birmingham, Ala.; and Union University, Jackson. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was president of the Pastors Conference of the Arkansas Baptist Convention; and on the board of Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Ark.; and Union.
Members of the forensics team of Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, won the top five places at the 19th annual National Christian College Forensics Invitation held recently in San Diego, Calif. The 11 students from Carson-Newman competed against about 200 students from 20 colleges and universities. The C-N team was named national champions March 7. The top five winners were (in order) — Kyle Summers, Abby Strickland, Louis Murray, Theresa Anderson, and Eric Hesson. Organizers said “they thought it was the first time that this had ever happened in the history of the tournament,” said Coach Chip Hall of C-N.