Transitions

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STAFF CHANGES

Jeffery Blevins, to Calvary Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Okla., as senior worship pastor.

Tony Brooks, to Blackstone (Va.) Baptist Church, as interim pastor.

Jim Burnett, now serving as minister of music and worship at Calvary Baptist Church, Asheville, N.C.

Paul Dakin, to First Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va., as pastor.

Larry W. Fields, to First Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn., as interim pastor.

Jeff Garner, to Stonegate Church, Midlothian, Texas, as youth minister.

James R. Goebel III, to First Baptist Church, West Point, Va., as pastor, effective Dec. 1. He comes from the pastorate of Liberty Baptist Church, Suffolk, Va.

Duke T. Gray, to Chester (Vt.) Congregational and Baptist Church, as interim pastor.

Don Harvey, to Midway Baptist Church, Amherst, Va., as pastor.

Thomas W. Hiltsley, to First Baptist Church, Bennington, Vt., as interim pastor.

Steven Jewett, to First Baptist Church, Manchester Center, Vt., as interim pastor.

Joe Kendrick, to Black Creek Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Bruington (Va.) Baptist Church.

Chris McLain, to First Baptist Church, Crowell, Texas, as pastor. He comes from Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Crawford, Texas, where he served as youth minister, associate pastor for youth and interim pastor.

Bob Setzer, to First Baptist Church, Chehalis, Wash., as worship director.

Jim Spraker, to Peace Haven Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., as pianist.

Travis Wright, to First Baptist Church, Jamestown, N.C., as youth minister.

RETIREMENT

Craig R.J. Darling, retiring as pastor for vocation and call at First Baptist Church, Seattle, Wash., where he has served since 1993.

R.W. “Skip” Grover, retiring as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Chehalis, Wash.

Richard Weekley, retiring as associate pastor of Georgetown (Ky.) Baptist Church, where he has served for the past 18 years.

ORDINATIONS

Sarah Greenfield, ordained to ministry on Nov. 23 by First Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas.

Nene Peter, ordained to ministry by First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo. He serves as the pastor of its African congregation.

KUDOS

ANNIVERSARIES

Eddy Hallock, 10 years as minister of missions and evangelism at Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES

First Baptist Church, Denver, Colo., 150 years, Nov. 23.

 

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