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STAFF CHANGES

Matt Andrews, resigning as pastor of First Baptist Church, Glendale, Calif., effective Sept. 1. He will become a chaplain resident at the UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Emily Andrews, resigning as church music lecturer at Mercer University, Macon, Ga., to serve as assistant professor of music and worship at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

Linda U. Barnes, concluding her tenure as pastor of Colchester (Conn.) Federated Church.

Jonathan Crutchfield, to Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga., as organist/choirmaster. He comes from Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C., where he served as minister of music and worship.

Win Davis, now serving as pastor of Cambridge Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.

Tommy Deal, concluding his tenure as director of U.S. disaster relief for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, effective July 31, to serve as a chaplain.

Rob Fox, to Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Va.), as vice president of institutional advancement, effective Sept. 1. He was field coordinator with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia.

Thomas William Francis Jr., to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Cross Plains, Tenn., as pastor.

Adam Gray, now serving as associate pastor for worship and education at Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.

Lisabeth Gustafson, to First Baptist Church, Winstead, Conn., as pastor. She comes from the pastorate of Bristol (Conn.) Baptist Church.

Chris Hefner, to Wilkesboro (N.C.) Baptist Church, as senior pastor. He comes from Mud Creek Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C., where he served as pastor of missions and evangelism.

Britt Hester, to Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., as minister of youth and mission. He comes from Heritage Baptist Church, Cartersville, Ga.

Carol Kenyon, to First Baptist Church, Glendale, Calif., as minister of families and outreach.

Mary Langley, to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., as interim minister of children.

Bob Lewis, to Independence Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church, Ashland, Va., as interim pastor.

David E. Roberts, to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia, Richmond, Va., as interim coordinator, effective Sept. 1.

Josh Savage, to Hansonville Baptist Church, Lebanon, Va., as pastor.

Randall Terrill, to Forest Hills Baptist Church, Bella Vista, Ark., as interim pastor.

Brenda Thompson, to First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Ga., as minister to youth and their families.

Donald Tittle, to First Baptist Church, Flower Mound, Texas, as lead pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Grundy (Va.) Baptist Church.

Chucky Wier, to First Baptist Church, Cleburne, Texas, as minister to students.

Michael Wu, concluding his tenure as pastor of First Church of Winsted, Conn.

Karen Zimmerman, now serving as associate pastor for missions and community ministry at Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.

RETIREMENTS

John E. Boyd, retiring as senior minister of First Baptist Church, Halifax, Canada. He has served there for 27 years and 41 years of ordained ministry.

Joel Snider, announcing plans to retire as pastor of First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., effective May 1, 2016.

ORDINATIONS

Melody Irby, ordained to ministry by Journey Church, Roanoke, Va.

David Jacobs, ordained to ministry on July 26 by Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery, Pa.

Josh Savage, ordained to ministry by Bethel Baptist Church, Lebanon, Va., on July 12. He is pastor of Hansonville Baptist Church, Lebanon, Va.

Jill Simmons, ordained to ministry by Journey Church, Roanoke, Va.

Elijah Zehyoue, ordained to ministry on July 26 by Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., where he was pastoral resident.

DEATH

Ralph M. Halliwill, 72, died July 12 in Virginia Beach Va. He served as pastor of several churches  in Virginia, including First Baptist in Staunton, First Baptist in Rich Creek, Belmont Baptist in Roanoke and Bayside Baptist in Virginia Beach. He also was pastor of South Point Baptist Church, Belmont, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Juanda; daughter, Angela; son, Don and three grandchildren.

KUDOS

Pam Durso, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Christians for Biblical Equaliy.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES

First Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va., 200 years; August 2.

First Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga.; 175 years, August 9

STAFF ANNIVERSARIES

Alice Basdekian, 50years as organist at Parkview Baptist Church, Gainesville, Fla.

Harris Wheeler, 25 years as pianist at First Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga.

 

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