Paul Conquest is serving as interim pastor of First Baptist Church, Gleason.
Chris Ward recently celebrated his 15th anniversary as director of missions of Riverside Baptist Association, based in Livingston.
Rodney Norvell celebrated his fifth anniversary with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board in July as Baptist Collegiate Ministry director at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has been an ordained minister since 1991. Norvell and his wife, Marisa, have three children.
Barry Capps is serving as interim pastor of Laneview Baptist Church, Kenton.
New Hope Baptist Church, Dyer, has called Joseph Rice as youth minister.
On June 22, Richie Farley, pastor of Vine Ridge Baptist Church, Crawford; Richard Harris, pastor of Columbia Hill Baptist Church, Monterey, both in Riverside Baptist Association; and Marvin Pryor, member of Bear Creek Baptist Church, Cookeville, in Stone Baptist Association, all received a bachelor of theology from Faith Baptist College, Spring City.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Martin, will celebrate 181 years of ministry with a homecoming celebration on Aug. 4. Revival will begin on homecoming Sunday and run through Aug. 7 with Chip Davis, pastor of Lake Road Baptist Church, Union City, as guest evangelist.
Leawood Baptist Church, Memphis, will sponsor Judgement House, a walk-through drama about everyday life for ages 10 years old and older. The event will be held July 10-13 and July 17-20 from 6:30-9 p.m. Call the church office at 901-324-7169 to make reservations. The event is free.
First Baptist Church, Rutherford, celebrated its 150th anniversary June 30.
A mission team from Kirk Baptist Church, Collierville, is currently serving in Kermit, West Va., working with Stepptown Baptist Church to conduct a VBS and add a room to the church. The team will return July 13.
Jerry Keasling, 68, of Erwin died May 29. Keasling served in the ministry for 44 years. For the past three years, he has been the pastor of Higgins Chapel Baptist Church, Flag Pond. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Evely Keasling, in 2010. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Pansy H. Keasling, three children, two stepchildren and several grandchildren and step grandchildren.
Longtime Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer and leader Larry Triplett died June 20. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Concord, in Knoxville.
He served on numerous DR teams, responding to hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters.
Triplett was among many Tennessee Baptists who served in New York City, following 9/11. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy, two children and three grandchildren.