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STAFF CHANGES

Travis Adams, to Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, as associate pastor for youth and missions.

Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, to The Beatitudes Society, as executive director, effective Feb. 6. She comes from the National Farm Worker Ministry, where she was executive director.

David Brown, resigning as mentoring pastor of First Baptist Church, Midland, Mich., effective no later than June. He has served the church for more than 20 years, first as associate pastor from 1987-1996 and again from January 2004 to present.

Christopher Davis, to Liberty Baptist Church. Blanchard, Pa., as pastor.

Joseph “Joe” Edwards, to Muddy Creek Baptist Church, Powhatan, Va., as pastor, effective in March. He comes from the pastorate of Gourdvine Baptist Church, Rixeyville, Va.

Richard “Rich” and Laura Freeman, appointed associate missionaries by American Baptist International Ministries to serve in evangelism in Turkey.

Sarah Gengler, to The Federated Church of Brookston, Ind., as pastor.

Mark Hovernale, to Alpha Baptist Church, Livonia, Mich., as pastor.

Bill Kendrick, to Clintwood (Va.) Baptist Church, as interim pastor.

Russell “Rusty” M. Lee, to New Highland Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as minister to students and young adults/pastor to the next generation. He comes from Bon Air Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., where he served as director of student ministries at its Village campus.

Vic Lehman, to First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, S.D., as minister of congregational care.

Tom Lynch, to Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., as pastor.

Scott Mears, to Hollies Baptist Church, Keller, Va., as interim pastor.

Sean McGuire, to Hunting Creek Baptist Church, Nathalie, Va., as pastor.

Blake Miller, to River Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, as minister to students.

Keith Moore, to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Altoona, Pa., as pastor.

Carlos Rangel, to First Baptist Church, Hondo, Texas, as worship pastor.

Doug Sandy, concluding his tenure as pastor of First Baptist Church, Spencer, W.Va.

Tom Sharp, to Pea Ridge Baptist Church, Huntington, W.Va., as interim pastor.

Greg Shoemaker, concluding his tenure as pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Mobile, Ala.

RETIREMENT

Ron Davis, retiring as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn.

ORDINATIONS

William Fitzgerald Brown, ministry resident at University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., ordained to ministry by the church on Jan. 18.

Alina Carbonell, ordained to ministry on Jan. 18 by First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Ga. She serves as pastor of its Hispanic congregation.

Kristen Koger, ordained to ministry on Jan. 18 by Tabernacle Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., where she serves as pastoral intern.

Sean McGuire, pastor of Hunting Creek Baptist Church, Nathalie, Va., ordained to ministry on Jan. 18 by the church.

Kendra Plating, minister of pastoral care at First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C., ordained to ministry by the church on Jan. 18.

Scott Runyon, pastor of The Federated Church of Grass Lake, Mich., ordained to ministry on Jan. 11 by the church.

DEATH

Charles R. Case, 85, died Nov. 17 in Erie, Pa. He served as pastor of churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia. He was pastor of Wesleyville Baptist Church in Erie from 1988-1995. Following retirement he was interim pastor for First Baptist Church, Warren, Pa., and then Delaware Avenue Baptist Church in Erie. He served on the General Board of the American Baptist Churches USA for 14 years, and the American Baptist Church Region Board for Pennsylvania and Delaware for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Estelle. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two sons, Steven and Robert; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

KUDOS

CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES

First Baptist Church, Columbus, Ind., 50 years.

Hills Baptist Church, Kirklin, Ind., 175 years.

Southern Hills Baptist Church, Tulsa, Okla., 100 years.

ANNIVERSARIES

Bland Baker, 20 years as music associate/pianist at First Baptist Church, Ahoskie, N.C.

Jack Couch, 25 years as minister of administration and community care at Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson, S.C.

 

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