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STAFF CHANGES

Craig Barber, concluding his tenure at Community Heights Church, Cedar Bluff, Va., where he served as pastor of its Richlands campus.

David Burgess, resigning as pastor for community missions at Belmont Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va.

Cheryl A. Caronna, resigning as associate pastor for youth at Colchester (Conn.) Federated Church, effective April 12.

Erica Cooper, concluding her tenure as minister of families at First Baptist Church, Jefferson, Ga.

Win Davis, now serving as interim pastor of Cambridge Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. He has served at Cambridge for 25 years, most recently as minister to youth and young adults.

Mike Dickey, to Sappony Baptist Church, Stony Creek, Va., as pastor.

Tim Douglas, resigning as lead pastor of Creekside Community Church, Katy, Texas.

Greg Dover, to Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C., as pastor, effective March 1. He comes from Earle Street Baptist Church, Greensville, S.C., where he served as associate pastor.

Glenn Dyer, to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Carrollton, Ga., as pastor for the interim.

Derek Futrell, to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Ridgeway, Va., as pastor. He comes from Parkway Baptist Church, Moseley, Va., where he served as pastor of worship and missions.      

Karen Grubb Gilbert, to Derbyshire Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., as minister of missions, effective March 1.

Joe Glass, to Oak Level Baptist Church, Bassett, Va., as pastor.

Derrick Harkins, resigning as pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., where he has served for 17 years, to become senior vice president for innovations in public programming at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Mark Hughes, to West End Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va., as pastor. Previously he was pastor of Berea Baptist Church, Rockville, Va.

David W. Hull, to First Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Fla., as interim pastor. He is Southeast coordinator for The Center for Healthy Churches.

Allen Jackson, to Dunwoody (Ga.) Baptist Church, as interim senior pastor. He is professor of youth ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Allen Jackson, to Fieldale (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor. Previously he served as its interim pastor.

Amy McClure, to First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., as interim minister of congregational care.

Michael L. Ruffin, to Smyth & Helwys Publishing, as lead editor for the Uniform series of Bible study curriculum, effective May 1. He comes from First Baptist Church, Fitzgerald, Ga., where he has served as senior pastor since 2008.

C. B. Scott, reinstated as vice president of alumni, advancement and church relations at Brewton-Parker College, a Baptist-affiliated school in Mount Vernon, Ga.

Jonathan “Jon”  Spencer, to Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Vinton, Va., as associate pastor. He comes from Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., where he served as music associate.

Todd Still, to Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas, as dean, effective June 1. He has served on the faculty there since 2003.

Kelsey Stillwell, to First Baptist Church, Commerce, Ga., as interim minister to youth.

David With, to First Baptist Church, Clayton, N.C., as associate pastor. He comes from Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., where he served as minister with students.

RETIREMENTS

Linda U. Barnes, announcing plans to retire as senior pastor of Colchester (Conn.) Federated Church, on Aug. 1.

W. Felix Haynes, retiring as pastor of First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island, Ga.

Jill Jenkins, announcing plans to retire as children’s pastor at Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Ga., in May.

Jay Smith, retiring as pastor of Cambridge Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.

ORDINATIONS

Alina Carbonell, ordained to ministry on Jan. 18 by First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Ga.

David Doles, ordained to ministry on Feb. 22 by First Baptist Church, Terre Haute, Ind.

Deborah Lambeth, ordained to ministry by Beverly Hills Baptist Church, Asheville, N.C.

Melody Pryor, ordained to ministry on Feb. 22 by First Baptist Church, Stanton, Mo., where she serves as pastor.

Sara Robb, ordained to ministry on Feb. 8 by Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.

Sara Larson Wiegner, ordained to ministry on Feb. 22 by Calvary Baptist Church, Allentown, Pa.

Zach Wilhelm, ordained to ministry on Feb. 22 by Rosalind Hills Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., where he serves as worship leader.

DEATH

Albert Alba Young, 97, died Feb. 17 in Hickory, N.C. He served for over 26 years as pastor of Viewmont Baptist Church in Hickory. After retirement he served 10 Baptist congregations as interim pastor. He was a leader in state and national Baptist organizations and involved in mission work nationally and internationally. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arzilla. He is survived by a son, Charles R. Young Sr.; a daughter, Rebecca Y. Abernathy; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

KUDOS

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Conn., 175 years.

ANNIVERSARIES

Cheryl Henson, 5 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Topeka, Kan.

Dennis Wingate, 10 years as pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Ridgeway, Va.

 

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