Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Monty Bennett, concluding his tenure as minister of music at Park Road Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
Amy Butler, concluding her tenure as senior pastor of The Riverside Church, New York City.
Jacob Chilton, to First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Fla., as associate pastor of children and family ministries, effective July 15.
Jessica Cravens, to Lynn Haven Baptist Church, Vinton, Va., as director of children’s ministry.
William Downs, to Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, N.C., as president.
Dan Freemyer, to Providence Baptist Church, Charleston, S.C., as senior pastor. He comes from Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as pastor of missional engagement.
Bill Gabbard, to Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga., as minister of music.
Aaron Lee, concluding his tenure as disaster response coordinator for the Baptist General Association of Virginia.
Ben Mandrell, to LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tenn., as president and CEO. He comes from the lead pastorate of Storytime Fellowship in Arvada, Colo.
Wayne Sullivan, to Ephesus Baptist Church, Spring Hope, N.C., as pastor.
Douglas Sweeney, to Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Ala., as dean.
Robert Wrenn, to Trinity Baptist Church, Hampton, Va., as pastor.
Carolyn Hale Cubbedge, retiring from Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, Savannah, Ga., where she served as pastor for congregational care.
Bob Morrison, retiring after 32 years as minister of music and worship at First Baptist Church, Pensacola, Fla, effective the end of July.
Carlton Reeves, retiring after 43 years as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Hampton, Va.
Steve Wiley, retiring after 28 years as pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Williamsburg, Va.
Landon Adams, Monica Lowe, TaNikka Sheppard and Merlyn Ruffin, ordained to ministry on June 30 by New Salem Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio/
Robert LeRoy Adams, 88, died June 18 in Culpeper, Va. He was a retired pastor who served churches in South Carolina, Arizona, North Carolina and Virginia. He is survived by a daughter, Sheila A. Horton; a son, Michael L. Adams; three grandchildren; and four grandchildren.
Hunter B. Hale Jr., 70, died June 18 in Poplar Hill, Va. He served as pastor of Norwood Baptist Church, Forest, Va.; and Iron Gate (Va.) Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughters, Heather H. Wright and Christina Selfe; a grandson; and two step-grandchildren.
Jack A. Marcom Jr., 76, died June 18 in Fredericksburg, Va. He had served as pastor of churches in Virginia and Maryland for 52 years. He was pastor of Falmouth and Friendship Baptist churches in Fredericksburg. He had served as a trustee of Bluefield College, Fork Union Military Academy and the SBC’s Radio and TV Commission and the North American Mission Board. He was a U.S. Army Chaplain in the Reserves for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Andy and Steve; and three grandchildren.
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