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STAFF CHANGES

Johnny Almond, to Nomini Baptist Church, Montross, Va., as interim pastor.

Roger Austin, to Bridgewater (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Broadway (Va.) Baptist Church.

Joel Campbell, to First Baptist Church, High Point, N.C., as senior pastor, effective in late February. He comes from First Baptist Church, Orangeburg, S.C., where he served as minister of family life, students and education.

Inaldo Camelo, now serving as pastor of the Portuguese language ministry at Second Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.

Ergun Caner, resigning as president of Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, Ga., due to family issues.

Clayton Carnall, to Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Glen Allen, Va., as associate pastor for students. He comes from Beck’s Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., where he served as minister of youth and recreation.

Ann Charlescraft, to Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Va., as staff chaplain.

Robert Dennis Cochran, to District of Columbia Baptist Convention, as executive director/minister, effective in February. He has been on staff at the convention for 20 years, currently serving as its associate executive director.

Glenn Doyle, to First Baptist Church, Covington, Texas, as music minister.

Claude Evens, concluding his tenure as associate for ministry to church leaders at Dover Baptist Association, Ashland, Va.

Joey Giles, to Berkley Baptist Church, Berkley Springs, W.Va., as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Eureka Baptist Church, Keysville, Va.

Brenda Goodman, concluding her tenure as children and families pastor at First Baptist Church, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Amanda Hagerty, to First Baptist Church, Cornelia, Ga., as interim children’s pastor.

Jeremy Hindman, to Cool Spring Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as Exchange worship leader.

James R. Horton Jr., concluding his tenure as interim pastor at First Baptist Church, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Steve Knott, to First Baptist Church, Bedford, Texas, as pastor. He comes from McQueeney (Texas) Baptist Church, where he served as pastor.

Bob Lee, to Huguenot Road Baptist Church, North Chesterfield, Va., as senior pastor, effective in March. He comes from the pastorate of New Highland Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va.

Blake Miller, to River Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, as minister of youth.

Scott Moyer, to Cypress Family Fellowship, Houston, Texas, as senior pastor. He comes from First Baptist Church, Mauriceville, Texas, where he served as associate and student pastor.

RETIREMENT

Evelyn Castle, retiring as organist at First Baptist Church, Ashland, Va.

David Matthews, retiring as pastor of Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, where he has served for more than 5 years.

Mark Ross, retiring as pastor of Marion (Va.) Baptist Church.

ORDINATION

John Hare, ordained to ministry on Jan. 25 by Beulah Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va.

DEATHS

James “Jim” Alley, 64, died Jan. 27 in Rocky Mount, N.C. For the past 20 years he has served as associate pastor of music and worship at First Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N.C. Prior to that he served as minister of music and youth at First Baptist Church, Mooresville, N.C., and minister of music at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Gail; daughter, Eliza Alley McCullough, and a grandson.

Marcus Borg, 72, died Jan. 21 in Portland, Oregon. A professor emeritus from Oregon State University in religious studies and the author of 21 books, he was a prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar who for a generation helped popularize the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and meaning of the New Testament. He was a leader in the Jesus Seminar, which brought a skeptical eye to the Scriptures and in particular to supernatural claims about Jesus’ miracles and his resurrection. He is survived by his wife, Marianne; son, Dane, daughter, Julie; and a grandson.

Edward Glen Holt, 82, died Jan. 7 in Watkinsville, Ga. He had served as pastor of Sardis Baptist Church, Smithfield, N.C.; Hephzibah Baptist Church, Princeton, N.C.; Grassy Creek Baptist Church, Granville County, N.C.; First Baptist Church, Hillsborough, N.C.; First Baptist Church, Mount Olive, N.C. and First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, N.C., where he served as pastor emeritus following retirement. He served as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina from 1991-93, having previously served three terms as president of the convention’s general board. He served on the board of trustees of Campbell University and Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Mark; daughter, Amy Holt Neill; and six grandchildren.

KUDOS

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

Kilmarnock (Va.) Baptist Church, 100 years.

ANNIVERSARIES

Nancy Atkins, 25 years as minister to children and preschool at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala.

Jesse Flury, 5 years as student minister at Cool Spring Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va.

Melissa Hatfield, 15 years as associate pastor of youth and missions at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Mo.

Frederick Lewis, 10 years as senior minister at First Baptist Church, Indianapolis.

Bruce Salmon, 30 years as pastor of Village Baptist Church, Bowie, Md.

Bob Thurman, 5 years as pastor of Kearfott Memorial Baptist Church, Martinsville, Va.

 

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