Hollie Miller concluded his 31-year ministry as senior pastor of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville. He passed the mantle of leadership to his oldest son, Tim Miller, was elected by the church to serve as the next senior pastor last November. Miller is a former president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. In addition to his son Tim, Miller and his wife, Paula, have a son, John Miller, president of One Vision International, and a daughter, Sarah, who is married to Wesley Baldwin, a pastor in Winter Springs, Fla. They have four grandchildren. Hollie Miller is available for pulpit supply, revivals, conferences, and interim pastorates. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
Six Tennessee Baptists have been nominated to serve on Southern Baptist Convention committees and boards, if elected during the upcoming annual meeting in June. They are: Douglas R. Duncan, First Baptist Church, Dyer, and Robyn A. Hari, Franklin (second term), SBC Executive Committee; Sam E. Greer, pastor, Red Bank Baptist Church, Chattanooga, International Mission Board; Bruce G. Chesser, pastor, First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Roc Collins, strategic objectives director and member of ClearView Baptist Church, Franklin, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and Trevor M. Atwood, Murfreesboro (second term) on Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Members of First Baptist Church, Hickory Withe, recently honored their pastor, Eddie Little, and his family for 35 years of faithful service to the congregation.
First Baptist Church, Maynardville recently called Corey Carroll as pastor. He formerly served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Monterey. He and his wife, Autumn, have two children.
First Baptist Church, Rutherford, recently called Zachary McCain as pastor.
Terry Branscum has resigned as pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church, Idlewild.
Justin Wainscott, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Jackson, has written Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise: Hymns and Poems. Wainscott recaptures the rich legacy of pastor poets from the past who ministered through their preaching and their poetry, sermons and songs, laboring to see God’s truths planted not only in people’s minds but helping it find its way into their hearts and even their lips. Wainscott holds degrees from Union University, Beeson Divinity School and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The book can be found in bookstores or ordered directly from the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 541-344-1528.
Barry Presley recently celebrated his first anniversary as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Brownsville.
Mike Young recently resigned as minister of students and activities at Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, to become director of Evangelism Explosion of Tennessee.
Eastview Baptist Church, Shelbyville, has called Mark Rosson as senior pastor. He and his wife, Jenny, have three grown children and one grandchild. He received his education from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California.
The Tennessee Baptist Foundation will be presenting information pertaining to Legacy Giving as a vital component of a church’s stewardship ministries on May 23, 2019, at the Holston Baptist Association office located at 207 University Parkway in Johnson City. They will have one session at 2:00 PM and another at 6:00 PM (with dinner provided). The same information will be presented at each session. All interested persons are welcome to attend. There is no cost for the event, but the Foundation does request that you make your reservation with Bonnie Sneed by calling 615-371-2029 or via e-mail at email@example.com by Thursday, May 16.
Former Tennessee Baptist Convention president John Laida died April 13 in Clarksville at the age of 99. Laida served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Clarksville, from 1960-1988. After retirement, he served numerous churches as interim pastor. Laida was extremely active in the convention and in the community, having served as a board member or chairman of more than 25 organizations. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Clarksville Civitan Club for more than 50 years. Laida is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Lib” Laida, four daughters, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.