Marshall Key began serving Aug. 1 as associational missions strategist for Beulah Baptist Association, based in Union City. Key, who grew up in Union City, returns home from Danville, Va., where he served as a worship and discipleship pastor since 2017. Along with responsibilities at the church, he was a church planting coach and trainer with the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia and the North American Mission Board. Prior to that, he and his family served with the International Mission Board in northern Africa for 10 years. Key is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He and his wife Jennifer, have five children and one grandchild.
Scott Pack has been called as senior pastor of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, Smithville. He grew up in Cannon County and has previously served in ministry positions in Texas and Brazil. He holds degrees from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Gabriela, have four children.
Grover Westover began serving Sept. 1 as interim pastor of Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Bells.
First Baptist Church, Greenfield, recently called Roger Ellsworth as interim pastor.
New Prospect Baptist Church, Greenfield, has called Lowell Wiley as pastor.
First Baptist Church, Dresden, will hold Fall revival Oct. 10-13. Roger “Sing” Oldham of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board staff, will lead the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services on Sunday, Oct. 10. Danny Sinquefield, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett will lead the 7 p.m. services on Oct. 11-12. Gospel singer Guy Penrod will present a concert on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert can be purchased online at dresdenfbc.org/events or through the church office.
Sidonia Baptist Church, Sharon, will hold revival services Sept. 19-22 with guest speaker John Worrell, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church, Martin. The Sunday service begins at 6 p.m. while the remaining services will begin at 7 p.m.
Holston Baptist Association in Johnson City is sponsoring a Missions Conference and Fair on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 3-8 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City. Conference speakers include Russ Meehan of Wycliffe Bible Translators; Guy Fredrick, Bay Lakes Baptist Association, Sheboygan, Wis.; Nate Vedoya, North American Mission Board; and Rusty Ford, International Mission Board missionary. The Missions Fair will include 30-plus local, state and international missionaries and ministry exhibitors. Dinner will be provided but RSVP is required. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-929-1196.
Mark Caldwell, senior pastor of New Providence Baptist Church in Loudon for the past 22 years, died Aug. 26 at the age of 59. He formerly served as senior pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Wartburg, from 1994-99. He was active in Loudon County Baptist Association and served two terms as a director of the Tennessee Mission Board and was a past member of the convention’s Committee on Arrangements. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kim Caldwell; two sons and five grandchildren.
Jeffrey Lee Putman, pastor of Liberty Grove Baptist Church, Leoma, died Aug. 28 at the age of 49. Putman was active in missions, having served on mission trips to Mexico, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan and South Dakota. He was the founder of Doulos Bible Rebinding. Bible rebinding started as a hobby but turned into a passion for preserving and restoring Bibles for people all over the world. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Anna, and two children.
Former Tennessee Baptist Mission Board staff member Fred A. Davis of Hartsville died Aug. 24 at the age of 75. Davis served with the TBMB for 14 years as a church planter strategist. He assisted in planting many churches in both East and Middle Tennessee. After retiring from the TBMB in 2014, Davis became lead pastor of Impact Fellowship Church in Gallatin and later established Mending Fences Baptist Church in Lebanon where he served as their pastor for the past five years. Two days after his death, his wife, Emily “Ann” Googe Davis died. She retired from Lifeway Christian Resources in 2002 after serving 10 years as a publication assistant. She was 74. The couple are survived by two children and five grandchildren.