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STAFF CHANGES

Kent Berghuis, to First Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, as senior pastor, effective in June. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Lansdale, Pa. He also was affiliate professor at Palmer Theological Seminary (The Seminary of Eastern University), King of Prussia, Pa.

Janell Bloem, to First Baptist Church, Boone, Iowa, as pastor.

Jerry Carlisle, to the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation, as vice president. He served for 13 years as senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Plano, Texas, as well as adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University.

James E. Dunn, to Saint John Baptist Church, Chicago, as senior pastor.

John Gambrell, to Tabor City (N.C.) Baptist Church, as interim pastor.

Diana Garland, concluding her tenure as dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, due to health reasons, effective June 1.

Richard B. Hays, announcing plans to conclude his term as dean at Duke Divinity School, Durham, N.C., at the end of the academic year, June 30, 2016. He will take a research leave during the 2016-17 academic year and then return to his position as professor of New Testament in the academic year 2017-18.

Karen Horsman, joining the home staff of the American Baptist International Ministries as remotely-deployed development staff for the Midwest. She will work with churches in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. She comes from the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, where she served as annual fund gift officer.

Armand Jalbert, to Newsoms (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor. Previously he served as associate pastor at Hirao Baptist Church, Fukuoka, Japan.

Craig Janney, to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga., as congregational reference and referral specialist. He comes from Chowan University, Murfreesboro, N.C., where he served in student and academic affairs.

Steve Jolly, to First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas, as interim pastor. He is the former pastor of Freemason Street Baptist Church, Newport News, Va.

Mike Justice, to American Baptist Churches of the Central Region, as search and call consultant. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Milton, Kan.

David Maddron, to First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, Mo., as minister of children.

Larry Mason, to the American Baptist Churches of the Great River Region, as interim executive minister, effective June 1.

Paul McLendon, to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Mobile, Ala., as intentional interim pastor.

Cecil Rice, to Clark Baptist Church, Gonzales, Texas, as pastor.

Cody Sanders, to Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, Mass., as pastor.

Gregg Sneller, joining the home staff of the American Baptist International Ministries as remotely-deployed development staff for the Pacific Northwest. He will work with churches in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. He is the former pastor of Grant Park Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon.

Micah Spicer, to First Baptist Church, Fort Thomas, Ky., as pastor, effective May 17. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Carlisle, Ky.

Darryl W. Trexler, to the North Carolina Baptist Foundation Inc., Cary, N.C., as Eastern area manager for development and trustor services. He comes from First Baptist Church, Wilmington, N.C., where he served as minister of administration and senior adults.

Zach Whitlow, to Central Baptist Church, Marshall, Texas, as youth minister.

RETIREMENTS

Bob Badgett, retiring as assistant minister for education at University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., effective May 15. He has served there for 13 years.

Steve Gouge, retiring as director of missions of Brushy Mountain Baptist Association, Wilkesboro, N.C.

ORDINATIONS

Deana Deaton, ordained to ministry on March 29 by First Baptist Church, Erwin, N.C.

Sara Hunt-Felke, to be ordained to ministry by First Baptist Church, Glendale, Calif., on June 14.

Rob Lee, to be ordained to ministry on April 26 by First Baptist Church, West Jefferson, N.C., where he serves as assistant minister for youth.

Larry McCutcheon, to be ordained to ministry on April 19 by First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., where he serves as ministry resident to young and median adults.

KUDOS

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

First Baptist Church, Vero Beach, Fla., 100 years, April 18.

STAFF ANNIVERSARIES

Ray Howell III, 25 years as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Lexington, N.C.

Mike Waltenberger, 25 years as minister of music at First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ill.

 

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