Brian Warden has been called as pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Mountain City.
Calvary Baptist Church, Elizabethton, recently ordained David Shankle as a deacon.
Ben Styles recently resigned as pastor of Niles Ferry Baptist Church, Greenback.
Chris Farmer has resigned as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Maryville.
Charles Huskey is serving as interim pastor of Salem Baptist Church, Greenback.
Stan Cavness, a longtime minister in Tennessee, died Oct. 5 at the age of 67. A native of Tiptonville, Cavness retired with the rank of Captain in 2001 from the Dyersburg Police Department. The son and grandson of Baptist pastors, Cavness also was an ordained minister who served in various staff roles with churches over the years as a youth minister, music minister, deacon, associate pastor and pastor. He also spent 20 years as the campus minister for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg. He ministered, counseled, preached, taught, organized events, led mission trips and helped equip generations of leaders while serving people and communities all over Tennessee, the United States and the world. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cathy; two children and four grandchildren.
Etter Baptist Church in Riverside Baptist Association, will be hosting the 5th annual Golden 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. The Golden 5K begins at Sunset Marina in Monroe and runs along the shores of Dale Hollow Lake. Early registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. There also is a $25 same day registration without the T-shirt. All proceeds for the 5K go toward missionary work in the state of Tennessee. Call Eric Thoman at 931-650-1077 for more information. Register online at the Etter Baptist Church Facebook page or at www.etterbaptistchurch.com.
Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union is partnering with Tennessee Baptist Collegiate Ministry to collect individual/small packaged food snacks to help reach college students. There are more than 350,000 students across Tennessee and Baptist Collegiate Ministries are actively engaging and sharing the gospel and discipling the next generation of leaders. All snacks are appreciated but the most popular with the students are Pop Tarts, prepackaged cookies, prepackaged Gold Fish and larger candy bars. Granola bars and cracker packs are not as chosen as much by students. For more information, contact Jackie Holleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.