Sunday, Sept. 30, kicked off the beginning of a first-time ministry for senior adults at First Baptist Church, Scotts Hill. The Sunday worship included thanksgiving and acknowledgement of senior adults’ service to the Lord, followed by a luncheon in their honor. The senior adults of FBC will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at noon in the church fellowship hall. The group welcomes any senior adult to attend, regardless of church affiliation. For more information, contact Cheryl Duck, the church’s director of senior adult activities at 813-219-4294. Tim Buffaloe is pastor.
Little West Fork Baptist Church, Clarksville, will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Oct. 28, starting with morning worship at 10:30. Wesley R. Pitts, former director of missions for Cumberland Baptist Association and a former church member, will lead the service. His wife, Diane, former member and church pianist, will be part of the service. A meal will follow. For reservations and cost information, call 931-647-3814 or e-mail pastor Kim Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. An afternoon celebration will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Lights Chapel Baptist Church, Greenbrier, will hold revival services Oct. 14-17 with David Leavell, president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and pastor of First Baptist Church, Millington. Services are at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening and 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.
Alder Springs Baptist Church, LaFollette, will hold revival services Oct. 28-31 with Steve Ross preaching. Services will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.
Temple Baptist Church, White House, has called Neil Andrews as worship minister.
Joe Davis began serving Aug. 8 as pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, Etowah.
Mount Olive Baptist Church, Somerville, recently called Jack Price as interim pastor.
First Baptist Church, Manchester, recently recognized Jan Casey for faithfully serving in the church nursery for 51 years before stepping down.
Tim Forsythe Jr. has been called as associate pastor of students and families at Trinity Baptist Church, Manchester. He formerly served as student pastor at First Baptist Church, Estill Springs, and churches in Mississippi and Kentucky.
Dennis King is serving as interim pastor of First Baptist Church, LaFollette.
James “Pastor Shep” Shepherd of Clarksville passed away at age 84 on Sept. 29. He pastored four Tennessee Baptist churches and was an itinerant evangelist. Survivors include his son David Shepherd and his wife, Cindi. Shepherd had a boat ministry that was featured in the Aug. 22 issue of the B&R.