Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Tony Brooks, to Vinton (Va.) Baptist Church, as interim pastor, effective in September.
George Bullard, to Columbia Metro Baptist Association, Columbia, S.C., as director of missions.
Dan Chadwick, to American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky, as regional minister, effective. Aug 7. He comes from the pastorate of West Union (W. Va.) Baptist Church.
Leah Grundset Davis, to Ravensworth Baptist Church, Annandale, Va., as pastor, effective Sept. 1. She will serve with current pastor Steve Hyde. She comes from the Alliance of Baptists where she was communications director.
David Evans, to United Baptist Church, Annandale, Va., as minister of music.
Grant Frederick, to Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., as minister of music. He comes from Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, where he was music associate and organist.
Tim Giannosa, to Leesburg (Va.) Community Church, as senior pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Big Valley Grace Church, Modesto, Calif.
Jonathan Greenhill, concluding his tenure as associate pastor for youth and college-age ministries at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., effective July 14.
Sam Grozdanov, to Branch’s Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., as senior pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, Henrico, Va.
Jennifer Heiserman, concluding her tenure as children’s director at Parkwood Baptist Church, Annandale, Va.
Jessica Henks, to First Baptist Church, Ottawa, Kan., as pastor, effective July 18.
Carrie Schoenert Houston, to First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas, as minister to students and their families.
Sarah E. Hurt, to Vinton (Va.) Baptist Church, as director for children and family life.
Bobby Ivey, concluding his tenure as minister of music at First Baptist Church, Cornelia, Ga., effective Aug. 27.
Kyle Knighton, now serving as minister for adult spiritual formation at Day Spring Baptist Church, Waco, Texas. He has been youth minister there since 2014.
Amber Miller, resigning as children’s minister at First Baptist Church, Cornelia, Ga., effective Aug. 6.
Jennifer Mullins, to New Highland Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., as associate pastor/youth pastor.
Ryan Musser, resigning as co-pastor of students at Sugar Land (Texas) Baptist Church, to pursue a law degree.
Kenneth Pruitt, to Kings Grant Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, Va., as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Fairfield, Texas.
Mariah Richardson, to First Baptist Church, Forest City, N.C., as minister of youth.
Michael Rowland, to College Hill Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va., as pastor.
Lori Shaw, to Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo., as minister of music.
Jim Skotthy, to First Baptist Church, Lexington, N.C., as business administrator.
Caroline Smith, to Wilton (Conn.) Baptist Church, as pastor, effective in August.
Case Smith, to First Baptist Church, Woodway, Texas, as director of recreation ministry.
Nathan Smith, resigning as pastor of Clifton Forge (Va.) Baptist Church, effective July 31, to assume a teaching position.
Casey Stark, to First Baptist Church, Slidell, La., as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Vansant (Va.) Baptist Church.
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Chris Caldwell, retiring after 15 years as senior pastor of Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky., effective Aug. 6. He will teach full-time at Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville.
Mick Feauto, retiring as executive vice president and CEO of LifeSpire of Virginia, effective Dec. 31. LifeSpire, affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia.
Melanie Williams, retiring as minister of worship arts at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, S.C.
Abby Nicholls, ordained to ministry by First Baptist Church, Tucker, Ga., on July 1.
R. Kirby Godsey, chancellor of Mercer University in Macon, Ga., since 2006, received the Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler Leadership Alumni Award from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He was president of Mercer for 27 years. The award is given yearly to a past coordinating council or governing board member who exemplifies outstanding service to CBF.
Doug Keenan, 20 years as minister for pastoral care at First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas.
Tony Kohout, 35 years as pastor of Buford Road Baptist Church, Richmond Va.
Glenn Maddox, 5 years as mission mobilizer on the mission development staff of the Baptist General Association of Virginia.
Keith McLeod, 5 years as minister of music and worship at Brookwood Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala.
Mike Wilkins, 15 years as pastor of Manly Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington, Va.
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East End Baptist Church, Suffolk, Va. After 92 years in its downtown location, East End Baptist Church of Suffolk, Va., is relocating to a 17.5-acre site at 1056 South Boulevard in Suffolk. The historic African American church has been at its present location since 1924. Until the 32,000-square-foot, $5.8 million worship and multipurpose center is completed, services are being held at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Suffolk. The old building is for sale. Wayne Faison is pastor.
Shalom Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va. After 45 years in its current facility, Shalom Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., is moving. The church was raising funds to expand its current facilities on Mechanicsville Turnpike when approached by a German grocery store chain about purchasing its property. The congregation voted to sell and construct a larger facility on Walnut Grove Road, approximately 1.5 miles from the current site. During the transition, Sunday services will be held at Pole Green Elementary School. Mark Miller is pastor.