Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Mac Brunson, resigning after 12 years as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla.
David Farwig, to Calvary Baptist Church, Denver, Colo., as director of music, effective Aug. 15.
Steve Foster, concluding his tenure as transitional pastor at Briarcliff Baptist Church, Atlanta.
Hulitt Gloer, concluding his tenure as interim preacher at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Oklahoma City.
Bethany Dee Hovis, to Earl Street Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C., as minister of preschool and children, effective June 18.
Stephen Kendrick, to Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as interim pastor.
Joshua Lewis, to Indian View Baptist Church, King William, Va., as interim pastor.
Kelsey Lewis, to First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga., as pastor for youth and families.
William Love, to First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, as interim minister of music.
Nina Maples, concluding her tenure as senior pastor of Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky. , effective May 20. She has served at Highland Baptist since 1998 and became pastor in January.
Christy McMillin-Goodwin, to First Baptist Church, Front Royal, Va., as pastor. She comes from Oakland Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C., where she was associate minister for education and missions.
Christopher McNair, to Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, as provost.
Sly Samudre, concluding his tenure as minister of students and contemporary worship at First Baptist Church, Springfield, Va., effective mid-summer. He will become a church planter.
Charlotte Schuhle, to Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as worship leader at its Hebron campus.
Kyle Tubbs, to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, Ga., in full-time position devoted to expanding the New Church Starts Initiative. He is a CBF church starter and lead pastor of Peace of Christ Church, Round Rock, Texas.
Marty Watts, to Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., as minister of music, effective in June. He comes from First Baptist Church, Griffin, Ga., where he was minister of music.
Aaron “Moses” Wheeler, to The Bridge Network of Churches, Chesapeake, Va., as pastoral liaison and prayer coordinator. He is pastor emeritus of Mountaintop Baptist Church in Chesapeake.
Nancy Ammerman, retiring as scholar of religion at Boston University School of Theology.
Jim Nelson, retiring as pastor of First Baptist Church, Rockingham, N.C., effective May 31. He has been pastor there since 2009.
James R. Smith, retiring as president of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Foundation, Decatur, Ga., where he has served for eight years.
Brad Armes, ordained to ministry by Covington (Va.) Baptist Church, where he serves as interim pastor.
Jacque Brown Green, ordained to ministry on April 28 by Tabernacle Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Joshua Hayes, ordained to ministry on April 22 by First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, where he serves as associate pastor of discipleship.
Joey Haynes, ordained to ministry on May 6 by Park Road Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
Hilary Kearns, ordained to ministry on April 22 by Sardis (N.C.) Baptist Church, where she serves as minister of music.
Kathryn Kreutzer, ordained to ministry on April 22 by Sardis (N.C.) Baptist Church, where she serves as minister of congregational support.
Luke Tyler Moody, ordained to ministry on May 6 by King’s Cross Church, Tullahoma, Tenn.
Bryce Williams, ordained to ministry by Grace Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., on April 22.
Neil Zahradka, ordained to ministry by Central Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., on April 15.
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Duane Brooks, 20 years as pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.
Sam King, 5 years as pastor of Hardy Central Baptist Church, Varina, Va.
Nancy Turner, 10 years as director of children’s ministry at Grace Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Va.
First Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas; 135 years; April 29.
Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.; 175 years; May 6.
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