Transitions 01.24.14

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Christopher Ingram, to Yates Baptist Church, Durham, N.C., as pastor, effective the end of March. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, N.C.

Russell Allen, to Woodlawn Baptist Church, Austin, Texas, as senior pastor. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Grandview, Texas.

Kevin Griggs, to Potomac Crest Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Va., as pastor.

Larry Jimenez, to Chancellor Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Va., as pastor of its Hispanic congregation.

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

Donna Britt, resigning as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., effective Feb. 9.

Don Garner, to First Baptist Church, Corbin, Ky., as interim pastor.

Cliff Houston, to First Baptist Church, Rochester, N.Y., as interim pastor.

Ted Fuson, to Covington (Va.) Baptist Church, as intentional interim pastor.

Jamie Shiell, to Virginia Highland Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga., as minister of music.

Katrina S. Brooks, to Madison Heights (Va.) Baptist Church, as youth pastor.

Mark Martin, to Memorial Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo., as associate pastor of children and family ministries.

Amy McClure, to Memorial Baptist Church, Buies Creek, N.C., as associate minister.

Marcus Williamson, resigning as youth minister at First Baptist Church, Pendleton, S.C.

Jacob Cook, to Buechel Park Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky., as minister of music.

Graham Michel, to First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Texas, as youth minister.

Laura Barclay, to the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, as assistant for communications and networking. She previously was on the staff of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.

Drew Phillips, to Chowan University, Murfreesboro, N.C., as associate campus minister. He comes to Chowan after serving as chaplain at the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis, Mo.


David Adkins, retiring as pastor of Starling Avenue Baptist Church, Martinsville, Va., effective March 2, serving the church for 38 years.

Bill Webb, retiring as executive pastor of First Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas.


David Anderson, community ministry coordinator at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., ordained on Jan. 12 by the church.

Chelsy Woods Mitchell, to be ordained to ministry on Feb. 8 by Hope Valley Baptist Church, Durham, N.C.

Stephen Stacks, director of music ministries at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, N.C., ordained by the church on Nov. 3. 


Steve Branch, 10 years, as pastor of missions, nurture and youth at Lafayette Baptist Church, Fayetteville, N.C.

Geron Gambill, 10 years, as church administrator, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, Fayetteville, N.C.

Randy Newsome, 30 years, as pastor of Round Oak Baptist Church, Corbin, Va.