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Ronnie Brewer, to First Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C., as interim pastor, effective Oct. 15.
Tasha Gibson, to Passport Inc., Birmingham, Ala., as program coordinator. She has served on the staff of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., and First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas. Most recently she was assistant to the executive director/publisher at Baptist News Global.
Mike Massar, to Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, as associate pastor of faith formation. Previously he was senior pastor of University Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La.
Mark A. Reece Jr., to First Baptist Church, Elkin, N.C., as senior pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Mount Airy, N.C.
The Center for Healthy Churches, Clemmons, N.C., has announced two additions to its consulting staff: Carol Tate of Nashville, Tenn., and Mike Clingenpeel of Richmond, Va.
Charlie Dodd, retiring as congregational care pastor at First Baptist Church, Woodway, Texas, effective Aug. 31.
Steve Hollaway, retiring as pastor of Harbor Church (First Baptist Church), Block Island, R.I.
Randall O’Brien, retiring as president of Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tenn., effective Dec. 31. He has served there for 10 years.
Cordell Maddox, 86, died July 22 in Jefferson City, Tenn. He was president of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, from 1977 to 2000. He came to Carson-Newman from Anderson (S.C.) College, where he was president for seven years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bona. He is survived by four children; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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