Transitions 12.30.13

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Jeffrey Lynn Johnson, to Westfield Baptist Church, Dunn, N.C., as pastor.

Kevin King, toPalestine Baptist Church, Huddleston, Va., as pastor.

Jason Ritz, to Fairfax (Va.) Baptist Church, as interim pastor.

Michael Moore, to Laurel Hill Baptist Church, Verona, Va., as interim worship leader.

Bob Vogler, to Emerywood Baptist Church, High Point, N.C., as minister of youth and missions.

Rebecca Myrick-Poteat, to First Baptist Church, Morganton, N.C., as interim organist/pianist.

Greg Capito, to Hollins Road Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., as interim youth minister.

Blake Hart, to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina, as missions coordinator. 


Arthur Franklin Fray, 83, Dec. 26 in Austin, Texas. He served churches in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and Oklahoma. He retired as pastor emeritus of Northwest Baptist Church of Austin, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Julia Ann Fray; a son, David; and daughter, Brenda Mahone.

Donald L. Jackson, 80, Nov. 25 in Bradenton, Fla. His pastorates included Glen Allen Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Va.; and Unity Church of Sarasota, Fla., where he served for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ann Carwile Jackson; three children and five grandchildren. 


Lynn Turner, 25 years, on the staff of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. She served for 20 years as minister of youth and for the past five years as senior associate pastor.