Transitions 02.28.14

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Marilee Harris, to Damaniscotta (Maine) Baptist Church, as pastor.

Calvin Sayles, to Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, Sanford, N.C., as pastor.

Chad Morreau, to Valley Baptist Church, Lutherville, Md., as head pastor.

Terry Farmer, to First Baptist Church, Elon, N.C., as interim pastor.

Willard Sawyer, to Fairview Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Va., as interim pastor, effective March 1.

Robert J. “Bob” Lewis, to Culpeper (Va.) Baptist Church, as interim pastor.

Amanda Chandler McCoy, to First Baptist Church, Canton, N.C., as children’s ministry coordinator.

Andrew Clardy, to Harvest Pointe Community Church, Charles Town, W. Va., as minister of students and worship. He comes from New Hope Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas, where he served as associate pastor of music and youth.

Zach Brackett, to Wendell (N.C.) Baptist Church, as minister to youth and children.

Jackson Fong, to First Baptist Church, Downey, Calif., as pastor of student ministries.

Jamey Droddy, to First Baptist Church, Shreveport, La., as interim youth minister.

Derek Gordon, concluding his ministry as minister of church and family life at New Highland Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va.

Sandra Talton, to First Baptist Church, Elkin, N.C., as interim music director. She previously served at Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Megan Barnett, to Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, as communications coordinator.

Felicia Taylor, to Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Beaverdam, Va., as children’s minister.

Krystal Speed, to Downtown Baptist Church, Alexandria, Va., as interim children’s director.

Wil Gafney, to Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas, as associate professor of Hebrew Bible, in the fall of 2014.


Rudy Griffith, ordained to ministry by Bethel Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Va., on Feb. 23.


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

Marcus Mims, 5 years, as associate pastor of student ministry at First Baptist Church, Huntersville, N.C.