Jim Richards, 78, a longtime Southern Baptist minister, died recently in Memphis. He was a Southern Baptist missionary in the Dominican Republic and interim director of missions, Big Hatchie Baptist Association, based in Covington, in 2016 and 2007. Richards was former interim pastor, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Covington. He also worked for Southern Baptist organizations in Arizona and Florida.
Westwood Baptist Church, Nashville, along with First Baptist Church, Dickson, and Cabin Row Missionary Baptist Church, Southside, formed a missions team of 25 people to minister in Greenville, S.C. The group led a Backyard Bible Club in a low-income housing project during the day and Vacation Bible School at night to assist a church. The BYBC drew a high attendance of 92 and the VBS 123. At least 14 people made professions of faith. God provided vehicles for transport, food for participants from a local charity, and another Baptist church for lodging. “The same needs surround us no matter what the name of the city or town. Look for God at work and join Him,” reported Bob Hammer, pastor, Westwood Baptist.
First Baptist Church, Cookeville, will hold Upward Basketball Camp Oct. 10-14 at the church. It is for boys and girls in kindergarten – 6th grade. Registration deadline is Sept. 19. For more information, go to fbccookeville.org/upward or call 931-526-7108.
Colonial View Baptist Church, Cookeville, has chartered American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA troops, which have been developed to offer a Christ-centered alternative to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Brush Creek Baptist Church, Brush Creek, is holding revival services Oct. 2-7. Nathan Thomason will preach.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Rives, Union City, will hold its annual Bible Journey, a walk-through event, Oct. 24-27. The journey will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. except on Wednesday night when it will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jeanna Walker at 731-446-7696 or email@example.com.
Berclair Baptist Church, Memphis, will hold revival services Oct. 9-12. Phil Glisson, evangelist of Memphis, will preach.
David L. Dozier, who is only 26 years old, was ordained as a deacon by First Baptist Church, Gallatin, Sept. 18.
Joshua Franks has been called as pastor, First Baptist Church, Bruceton. Franks is former pastor, Walker Memorial Baptist Church, Franklin. He is a graduate of Liberty University.
Cliff Goolsby, deacon, treasurer, and leader of First Baptist Church, Gainesboro, was recognized on his 39 years of service recently. Former ministers Marc Burnett and Damon Corley, and Joe Wiles helped lead the special service. Wiles is director of missions, Stone Baptist Association, based in Cookeville. Goolsby is moving to Georgia.
Josh Thornton has been called as youth minister, Caney Fork Baptist Church, Cookeville.
Benji Bona, Allen McDougal, and Scott Wyrick were ordained as deacons on Sept. 11 by North Fork Baptist Church, Puryear.
Calvary Baptist Church, Waynesboro, has called Keith Cagle from Selmer as pastor, effective Sept. 11.
First Baptist Church, Collinwood, has called Stephen Leach as pastor.
Jack Henry has been called as pastor, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Union City, effective Aug. 28.
First Baptist Church, Pleasant View, has called Terry Hudgins as children’s pastor.
Solid Rock Baptist Church, Greenbrier, has called Dwayne and Kristee Adcock as youth ministers.
Enough Grace Ministries will hold the Rest for the Soul retreat Oct. 21-22 at the Paris Landing Inn, Buchanan, for ladies and Spoken For for teenaged girls. Candise Farmer, founder of the ministry who is a member of Tennessee Valley Community Church, Paris, will speak. Also Stormie Omartian, author, will speak. For more information, contact Susan Lee at 731-336-8430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 JAM (Journey into Adventures in Missions): Road Trip will be held in October for children in grades 1-6 and their leaders. 2016 JAM will be offered on Oct. 1 at Victory Baptist Church, Mount Juliet; Oct. 8 at First Baptist Church, Humboldt; and Oct. 22 at First Baptist Church, Dandridge. The events are held by Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union.
Stone Baptist Association, based in Cookeville, will hold “Whole Lotta Lottie” on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Washington Avenue Baptist Church, Cookeville. It will be a missions fair and include an assembly station for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. For more information, contact Rick Burnett at email@example.com or 931-526-1917.
Holston Baptist Association, based in Johnson City, will hold a Constitution Seminary Workshop on Oct. 25 from 7-10 p.m. C.C. Mills of a church in Greeneville will speak. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at 423-929-1196.
Carolyn Scott, pastoral counselor, Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association, based in Crossville, serves clients in this area. No one is ever turned away for the inability to pay. For more information, contact 931-484-1858.