Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Carolyn Allen, to First Baptist Church, Barnard, Kansas, as pastor.
Joseph Anaman, to Community Church, Milton, N.H., as pastor.
Jurdan Counts, to Park Avenue Baptist Church, El Dorado, Kansas, as pastor.
Robin Drake, to Agape Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, as associate pastor of administration.
Travis Garcia, to Southland Baptist Church, San Angelo, Texas, as minister to students.
Chuck Gartman, to First Baptist Church, San Angelo, Texas, as interim preacher.
Rachel Gillespie, to The Cove, Heart of Texas, Waco, Texas, as director of student services.
Gregg Hemmen, to American Baptist Churches of the Central Region, as executive minister.
Jerusha Moses, to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., as minister of children and families.
Linda Overall, to First Baptist Church, Keene, N.H., as interim pastor.
Terry Sharpe, to Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, Henrico, Va., as interim pastor, effective Oct. 1.
Lori Spikes, now serving as executive director of the Baptist Nursing Fellowship.
Dave Stuart, to North Topeka Baptist Church, Topeka, Kansas, as pastor.
Robert E. Wallace, to McLean (Va.) Baptist Church, as senior pastor. He comes from Judson University, Elgin, Ill., where he was professor of biblical studies.
David Balyeat, retiring as minister of missions at Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas.
Lance Fancher, retiring as minister of education at First Baptist Church, Vero Beach, Fla.
Bob Williamson, retiring as executive pastor at First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga.
Jeff Brummel, ordained to ministry on Sept. 16 by Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, where he serves as associate minister of music and organist.
Jason Durham, ordained to ministry on Sept. 23 by First Baptist Church, Richlands, N.C., where he serves as minister for youth and children.
Suzanne Fowler Ringer, ordained to ministry on Sept. 30 by Oakland Baptist Church, Rock Hill, S.C.
Daniel Whitt, ordained to ministry on Sept. 23 by First Cross Roads Baptist Church, South Boston, Va.
David W. Adkins, 71, died Sept. 14 in Stephens City, Va. For 38 years he was pastor of Starling Avenue Baptist Church, Martinsville, Va. He was active in regional, state and national Baptist organizations, serving in various capacities with the Henry County Baptist Association, the Baptist General Association of Virginia and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters, Kristin A. Whitesides and Katie A. Brennan; and two grandchildren.
Willie Leroy “Billy” Roberts, 78, died Sept. 13 in Alapaha, Ga. He was a retired minister having served as pastor of Lax Baptist Church in Irwin County, Ga.; Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains, Ga.; Cecil Baptist Church, Hahira, Ga.; Knights Memorial Baptist Church, Lakeland, Ga., and Ruth Forrester and Hebron Baptist churches. He is survived by his wife, Clarice; two sons, Stanley and Phillip; and five grandchildren.
Allen W. Scott, 95, died Aug. 2 in East Lyme, Conn. He is the retired pastor of Flanders Baptist and Community Church in East Lyme, serving there for 38 years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary. He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Watson; three sons, MacKenzie, Alan and Jonathan; and 10 grandchildren.
Elizabeth Lott, 5 years as pastor of Charles Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, La.
Ginny Richardson, 5 years as pastor for youth and children at Vienna (Va.) Baptist Church.
First Baptist Church, North Stonington, Conn.; 275 years; Sept. 23.
First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, Calif.; 125 years; Sept. 23.
Baptist News Global provides a free listing of ministry-related jobs for Baptist churches, theological institutions and organizations across the United States. Click here to learn more.
In case you missed them: