Shop Springs Baptist Church, Lebanon, has called Cissy Turner as children’s ministry director, effective March 1. A longtime member of Shop Springs, Turner has been serving as church treasurer and as a leader in the children’s ministry.
Todd Brady, vice president of university ministries at Union University, Jackson, has been called as interim pastor of Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Milan.
Forrest Creekmore, 84, has retired after 63 years in the ministry. He served as a pastor for 53 years, including Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Portland, where he served for 31 years and Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Gallatin, where he served for 12 years. For the past six years, Creekmore has served as an ambassador for Bledsoe Baptist Association. He was recognized by the Tennessee Baptist Convention in 1994 as “Small Church Pastor of the Year.”
David Leavell, a former president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, has been called as interim pastor of First Baptist Church, Milan.
Jackie Vaughn has been called as interim pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church, Idlewild.
David H. Haynes is the new director of missions for Tennessee Valley Baptist Association, based in Dayton. He also serves as pastor of Lake Drive Baptist Church, Sale Creek, in the association. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
Pope Avenue Baptist Church, Athens, called Victor King as pastor. He began serving on Jan. 5.
Hiwassee Baptist Church, Calhoun, called Stanley Liner as pastor, effective Jan. 19.
A Prayer Revival Conference, sponsored by Nolachucky Baptist Association, Morningside Baptist Church, Morristown, and the Johnny Tallent Evangelistic Association will be held March 19-21 at Morningside Baptist Church. Speakers include Don Pierson, Glenn Sheppard, Johnny Tallent, Mark Partin, Kenny Boling, David Hawkins, Charles Fowler, and Ronnie Owens.
Don Carson, emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, will be the plenary speaker at the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies’ 2020 Spring Bible Conference March 6-7 at Union University in Jackson. For more information, including cost, visit www.uu.edu/centers/biblical/bible-conference/2020/.