Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Brad Ames, to Covington (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor.
Anyra Cano, to Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, as coordinator.
Gary Cooper, to The Summit Church, Boise, Idaho, as interim pastor.
David Goddard, to First Baptist Church, Temple, Texas, as discipleship and family pastor, effective Oct. 21.
Stuart Lamkin, to First Baptist Church, Weaverville, N.C., as pastor. He comes from Hickory Rock Baptist Church, Louisburg, N.C., where he served as pastor for six years.
Derek Nicksich, to Cool Spring Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as high school student minister.
Peter Preiser, to Harbor Church, Black Island, R.I., as pastor.
Deborah Thompson, to Mount Hermon Baptist Church, Moseley, Va., as minister of music, effective Oct. 1.
Ann Posey, retiring after nearly 40 years as organist and worship and music associate at Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.
Wayne Yawn, retiring as senior pastor of The United Baptist Church, Annandale, Va., effective Jan. 6.
Tiffani Harris, ordained to ministry on Sept. 23 by DaySpring Baptist Church, Waco, Texas.
Fran Pratt, ordained to ministry on Sept. 2 by Peace of Christ Church, Round Rock, Texas, where she serves as pastor for worship and liturgy.
Gail O’Day, 63, died Sept. 22 in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is a former dean and professor of New Testament at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She became dean in 2010 after serving as professor, scholar and dean at several other schools. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Edward Frank; her mother and four sisters.
Ronald Keaton, 81, died Sept. 13 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was the long-time pastor of Broad Street Baptist Church, Tonawanda, N.Y., and then St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in North Tonawanda. He is predeceased by a son, Mark. He is survived by his wife, Karen; a son, Paul; a daughter, Rebekah Ayn; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Kevin D. Rose, 58, died Sept. 25 in Indianapolis, Ind. He was minister of discipleship and mission at Cumberland First Baptist Church, Indianapolis, where he ministered for three decades. He was past president of Educational Ministries for American Baptist Churches USA and held leadership positions with both the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists and the Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination. He is survived by his husband, Dan Von Pein.
Lillian Hinds, 10 years as pastor of Meadow Oaks Baptist Church, Temple, Texas.
Phil Peacock, 20 years as senior pastor of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va.
Anne J. Scalfaro, 10 years as senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Denver, Colo.
Brookwood Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala.; 50 years; Oct. 7.
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