BNG Transitions

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STAFF CHANGES

Scotty Carpenter, to First Baptist Church, Asheboro, N.C., as pastor.

Daniel Cherrix, to Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., as music minister, effective Nov. 1.

Heather Diggs, to Journey Church, Roanoke, Va., as associate pastor. 

Brian Dixon, to First Baptist Church, Worcester, Mass., as interim pastor.

Reid Doster, resigning as coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Louisiana.

Elizabeth Evans Hagan, to Federated Church, Weatherford, Okla., as interim pastor.

Julie Hammer, to First Baptist Church, Lewisville, Texas, as children’s minister.

Kyle Kelley, now serving as part-time interim coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Louisiana. 

Randy Martin, to Preston Oaks Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., as pastor.

Michael Sizemore, to First Baptist Church, Elkin, N.C., as youth ministry director.

Dusty Tryon, to First Baptist Church, Shelburn, Ind., as family pastor.

Patrick B. Walker, to Colonial Beach (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor. He comes from Union Baptist Church, St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he served a pastoral internship.

Matt Wallace, to First Baptist Church, Blowing Rock, N.C., as student pastor, effective Oct. 26. 

DEATHS

Robert ‘Robbie’ Mitchell Catoe, 55, died Oct. 8 in Lancaster, Va. He is the former pastor of Mayo Baptist Church, Spencer, Va. He is survived by his wife, Terry Pope Catoe; a son, Mitchell; three daughters, Anne Bree Catoe-Thames, Elizabeth Catoe and Summer Leigh Catoe; four grandchildren; and his mother, Margaret Keye Catoe.

Robert L. Smiddy, 91, died Oct. 7 in Palm Harbor, Fla. He served as minister of education and administration in Southern Baptist churches for 45 years. Among the churches where he served were First Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va.; First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.; College Park Baptist Church, Orlando, Fla; Tower Grove Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo.; and Bon Air Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. He also served on the staff of Dover Baptist Association, Ashland, Va. In 1987 he was voted as Distinguished Christian Educator of the Year by the Virginia Baptist Christian Education Association. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Lovette Smiddy; a daughter, Carol Smiddy; two sons, Bob Jr. and Tom Smiddy; and a grandson. 

 

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