Corey Cain was called July 1 as the lead pastor of First Baptist Church, Seymour. Cain previously served as pastor of Maplewood Baptist Church, Paris. Cain currently serves as president of the Tennessee Baptist Pastors Conference and second vice president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
Kerry Franks recently was called as pastor of Green River Baptist Church, Waynesboro. He had been serving as youth pastor. He begins his new role in September.
Birchfield Baptist Church, Maryville, recently called Greg Watson as pastor. He was misidentified in the July 22 issue. The Baptist and Reflector staff apologizes for the error.
Anita Sloan recently celebrated her 20th anniversary on the staff of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. She has served as a part-time proofreader in the administrative services department of the TBMB. She and her husband Michael have three children.
Bobby Williams retired from the business world on June 30 and has transitioned from bivocational pastor to full time pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Moscow.
Jessie Lambert, a student at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, has been filling the pulpit of Williston Baptist Church, Williston, since the church began meeting again in August.
Chuck Smith has been called as worship leader of Rossville Baptist Church, Rossville.
Granville Watson, who served as an interim pastor of First Baptist Church, Somerville, in years past, died Aug. 11. He is survived by his wife, Becky, and a son. Watson was laid to rest in Columbus, Miss.
Mountain View Baptist Church, Johnson City, will host a Marriage Night simulcast event on Oct. 3. For more information, including program leaders, cost and how to register, call 423-282-3262.
Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Como, celebrated its 189th anniversary on Aug. 9 with special music, a reading of the church’s history and a message from pastor Billy Ross.