Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Vincent William Dent Sr., to American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Valley Forge, Pa., as chief development officer.
Brock Goetsch, to Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as senior pastor.
Felicia Fox, to First Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C., as associate pastor for youth, children and discipleship.
Brian Guenther, to San Marcos (Texas) Baptist Academy, as president.
Clark Measels, concluding his tenure as minister of music at Ball Camp Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Steve Mullen, to the Baptist General Convention of Texas, as director of theological education. He comes from Dallas Baptist University, where he is dean of the Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith.
Stella Perrin, to Emerald Isle (N.C.) Baptist Church, as associate minister of family life.
Randy Rains, to Black Creek Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as senior pastor. He had been serving as interim since January.
Corey Stewart, to First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, as minister to college students. He comes from Memorial Baptist Church, Temple, Texas, where he was college minister and associate pastor.
Eric A. Turner, to Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo., as president, effective Sept. 1.
Robert Jack Beck, 86, died July 14. He was pastor of College Avenue, Gambrell Street and Southwayside Baptist churches in Houston, Texas. He also was pastor of churches in Jolly, Quitaque, Paducah and Plainview, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Reva Jean; sons, David and Charles; four grandchildren and one-great-grandchild.
Charles Fuller, 86, died July 28 in Roanoke, Va. He was pastor of First Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., for 40 years before retiring in 1999. He was well-known for his sermons on “God’s Minute,” which started in 1972. He served as president of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. He was chairman of numerous boards, including the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board. He served as chairman of the SBC’s Radio and Television Commission. He was chairman of the SBC’s Peace Committee which worked in the mid-1980s to determine the sources of controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention and ways to resolve it. He is preceded in death by two wives, Pat and Margaret. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three sons, Mark, David and Michael; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Paul Beith, 10 years as pastor of Pioneer Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Greg English, 15 years as minister of recreation at Cool Spring Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va.
Jimmy Elder, 15 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbus, Ga.
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