Bethel Baptist Church, Greenfield, recently called Mark Warren as senior pastor.
Tennessee native and former International Mission Board missionary Carol Ghattis has recently released a new book entitled, Not in Kansas Anymore: Finding Home in Cross-Cultural Service. Ghattis and her late husband, Raouf, founded the Arabic Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, after returning from the mission field in 2009. Though now a member of Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Ghattis still serves behind the scenes as administrator of Arabic Baptist Church. Ghattis is experienced in cross-cultural ministry, having worked among Laotians, West Africans and Arabs. The book is written for people thinking about missions, already on the journey or helping others to move toward the call to serve. The book is available from xulonpress.com or other online book distributors.
James E. Humphreys died Sept. 10 in Bruceton at the age of 99. Humphreys, a World War II Air Force veteran, was a longtime minister in Tennessee and served as director of missions for two Tennessee Baptist Associations — Weakley County Baptist Association (1976-80) and Carroll-Benton Baptist Association for a number of years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Huntingdon. Humphreys was preceded in death by his wife, Doris. He is survived by four children, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Woodbury Road Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. Beulah Bound Bluegrass Band will sing and pastor Monty Kapavik will bring the morning message. Lunch will follow. Everyone is invited to join Woodbury Road members in celebrating 75 years of ministry in the Kittrell community.