Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Scott Carter, to First Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, Ind., as pastor.
Graham Culbertson, concluding his tenure as minister of youth at First Baptist Church, Lincolnton, N.C.
Joel Harder, to Warrenton (Va.) Baptist Church, as senior pastor. Previously he was state minister for Oklahoma through Capitol Commission and chaplain for the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Lucy Harris, to Kingsbury Baptist Church, Hudson Falls, N.Y., as pastor.
Sandra L. DeMott Hasenauer, to Rochester Genesee Region of American Baptist Churches USA, as executive minister.
Terry Lester, to Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky., as interim pastor.
Elizabeth Maye, to Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., as minister to children and youth. She comes from First Baptist Church, New Bern, N.C., where she served as associate pastor of youth and family.
Stephanie Schneider, to First Baptist Church, Glens Falls, N.Y., as pastor.
Ken Wright, to Biltmore Baptist Church, Glen Allen, Va., as pastor. Previously he was pastor of High Hills Baptist Church, Jarratt, Va.
Bob Terry, retiring as editor of the Alabama Baptist, newspaper of the Alabama Baptist Convention, effective Dec. 31. He has spent 50 years covering and interpreting news in Baptist newspapers and was an instrumental figure in the formation of Associated Baptist Press.
Zak Ford, ordained to ministry on Oct. 14 by Black Walnut Baptist Church, Alton, Va.
Paul Schneider, ordained to ministry on Oct. 14 by First Baptist Church, Berkeley, Calif.
John L. Carr, 85, died Oct. 9 in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was an ordained minister with the United Methodist church and took his first job as founding pastor of Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. He was associate pastor emeritus of church ministries and former director of continuing education at Candler School of Theology-Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Adrienne; three sons, David, Robert and John; and nine grandchildren.
Rudolph Fagan, 88, died Oct. 3 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was president of the former Stewardship Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years. Before that he was pastor of churches in Texas and Florida. He had served as president of the Florida Baptist Convention and chairman of the State Board of Missions. He is survived by his wife, Florrie; a son, Max; daughters, Vicki Hutchings, Myra McCain and Amanda Wells; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Don Austin, 15 years as minister of music at First Baptist Church Lakeview, Rossville, Ga.
Eric Howell, 10 years as pastor of DaySpring Baptist Church, Waco, Texas.
Al Mohler, 25 years as president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
Central Baptist Church, Appomattox, Va.; 125 years; Oct. 21.
Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, Ga.; 25 years; Oct. 21.
Shiloh Baptist Church, Columbus, Ind.; 150 years; Oct. 14.
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