Retired pastor Max Walker died Aug. 29. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Selmer, for 22 years before he retired and was named pastor emeritus. Walker also served as pastor of churches in Newbern and Lavinia and in Kentucky and Mississippi. He was active in the Tennessee Baptist Convention, serving on several committees and as a trustee of Union University, his alma mater. After retirement, Walker served numerous churches as interim pastor. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of 57 years, two daughters and four grandsons.
A. Rudolph “Rudy” Fagan, who led the former Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years, died Oct. 3 in Murfreesboro. He was 88. Fagan served as president of the Stewardship Commission from 1974 until his retirement in 1994. The former agency was closed in the SBC’s Covenant for a New Century in the mid-1990s. He is survived by his wife, Florrie, of 64 years, four children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
First Baptist Church, Carthage, is taking a missions trip to New York City Nov. 29-Dec. 3 to distribute “Coats for the City,” an outreach of New City Church.
Oak Grove Baptist Church, Moscow, held revival services Oct. 21-24 with guest evangelist Phil Glisson of Memphis.
A six-person team from Parkway Baptist Church, Goodlettsville, recently returned from a 12-day missions trip to Porto Alegre, Brazil, while a six-person team has returned from a nine-day trip to Lima, Peru.
East Athens Baptist Church, Athens, will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Manley Baptist Church, Morristown, will host a Girl’s Night Out on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. with Kris Rystrom Emmert, speaker and author of Providing Promise: A Navy Widow’s Journey to Hope.
Thomas Winchester, pastor of Union Friendship Baptist Church, Como, for more than 30 years, retired at the end of August. He and his wife Linda were honored with a reception on Sept. 15. He was named pastor emeritus.
Yellow Creek Baptist Church, Spring City, honored their pastor Clyde Fitzgerald for 50 years of ministry on Oct. 21.
First Baptist Church, Dover, called Michael Miers as youth director, effective Aug. 5. Mark Harris celebrated his first anniversary as minister of music with the church on Sept. 5.
Jeana Partin of Knoxville is the new pianist at First Baptist Church, Clinton. She is the administrator of Cumberland Christian Academy in Knoxville and teaches high school students.
Todd Henson, associate/executive pastor of First Baptist Church, Paris, was ordained into the ministry on Oct. 7.