Telling the Story of Tennessee Baptists Since 1835
TENNESCENE: WEEKS OF NOV. 27-DEC . 10
More than 500 of Carson-Newman University’s students, faculty and staff give a “talons up” on Saturday morning, Nov. 9, just prior to traveling to more than 35 sites in five counties for the annual Operation Inasmuch day of service. President and First Lady Charles A. and Sandra Fowler are at center front. Projects included installing a sensory walk path at an elementary school, building an accessibility ramp, assisting poverty-reduction programs, cleaning fire engines, landscaping at a shelter, preparing medical supplies for a Haitian hospital and more.
The Fellowship Class of Bellevue Baptist Church, Nashville, recently honored three World War II veterans from their class. From left are Jack Grizzard, 93; Herschel Lannom, 94; and Paul Webb, 95. The veterans received a letter from Tennessee senators Lamar Alexander and Marcia Blackburn and flags flown over the U.S. Capitol, among other items.
Riverside Baptist Association recently celebrated its 132nd annual meeting at West Fentress Baptist Church. From left, back row, are Elizabeth Ridgell, clerk; Earl Sweat, moderator; David Harris, vice moderator; Bill Richardson, chairman of budget and finance committee; Chrisie Ward, retiring RBA ministry assistant, Chris Ward, retiring director of missions; front row, Beverly Smith, worship pianist and Gary Mullins, worship music leader. Not pictured is Jeff Monday, treasurer.
New Salem Baptist Association recently held an open house and building dedication for its new office location in Carthage. Marty Dodge, director of missions led the dedication and prayer service. Pastors at the dedication included, from left, Tim Frank, First Baptist Church, Carthage; Russ Stephens, interim pastor, Hickman Baptist Church, Hickman; Ray Gilder, First Baptist Church, Gordonsville; Dodge; Donny Payne, Carthage Road Baptist Church; B.J. Thomason, New Middleton Baptist Church; Wayne Malone, Rome Baptist Church; and Guy Buckner, Lancaster Baptist Church.
Giles County Baptist Association recently sponsored breakfast for military veterans in Pulaski.
Big Hatchie Baptist Association recently installed new officers at their annual meeting. From left are Mike Reynolds, vice moderator; Matt Hawkins, moderator; Carol Moore, clerk; and Clay Gilbreath, director of missions. Not pictured is Jimmy Hicks, treasurer.
New officers of Beech River Baptist Association are, from left, Vickie Alexander, treasurer; Angie Larson, clerk; Adam Wood, vice moderator; and Marty Comer, moderator.
Officers elected at the annual meeting of Gibson Baptist Association included, from left, Joel Pigg, assistant treasurer; Jim Acree, treasurer; Steve Littleton, moderator; Leann Cherry, clerk, and Roger Stacy, director of missions. Not pictured is Shawn Allred, assistant moderator.