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Benjamin Boswell, to Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C., as senior pastor, effective Feb. 1. He has been pastor of Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, N.C.

Ryan Clore, to First Baptist Church, Whiteville, N.C., as pastor, effective in January. He comes from Mechanicsville (Va.) Baptist Church, where he served as associate pastor of students.

Matthew Dodrill, to First Baptist Church, Martinsville, Va., as associate pastor for family ministry and education. He comes from First Baptist Church, South Boston, Va., where he served as minister to youth.

Stacy Emerson, to First Baptist Church, West Hartford, Conn., as senior minister. She comes from Union Baptist Church, Mystic, Conn., where she served as senior minister.

Paul Gibson, to Great River Region of American Baptist Churches, as executive minister, effective Jan. 1. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Bismark, N.D.

Drew Hunsley, to Green Ridge Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., as associate pastor of family ministry. He comes from Highland Park Baptist Church, Mount Airy, N.C., where he served as youth and children’s minister.

Ernest H. Jones, to American Baptist Churches of Ohio, as executive minister. He is a faculty member at New York Theological Seminary, North Campus, in Ossining, N.Y. and the immediate past president of American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York.

David McDaniel, to Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., as senior pastor. He had been serving as the church’s pastor to young adults.

Mark Newton, to First Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas, as senior pastor. He comes from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, where he served as director of church engagement.

Evan Rowe, now serving as associate pastor at Midway (Ky.) Baptist Church. He had been serving as minister of worship.

Paul Sands, to First Baptist Church, Woodway, Texas, as lead pastor. He comes from Spring Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, Ala., where he was senior pastor.

Sharon Warner, to First Baptist Church, Hallsville, Texas, as minister of children and young families.


Bill Carmichael, retiring as associate pastor for senior adults at Deermeadows Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fl.


Deadra M. Moore, ordained to ministry on Nov. 15 by Judson Memorial Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minn. She is chaplain with Allina Hospice in the Twin Cities.


Charles L. “Charlie” Payne, 63, died Nov 17 in Bath, N.Y. He served as minister at Bath (N.Y.) Baptist Church, self-employed in music ministry for more than 30 years and missionary with the International Gospel Missions in Rochester, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; six children, Tonya Yaeger, Kevin, Ryan, Charlene, Marleen and Leanna Payne; and six grandchildren.



Hollies Baptist Church, Keller, Va.; 225 years, Nov. 21.


Kirk Montgomery, 15 years as pastor of Fairway Baptist Church, Bassett, Va.

Kevin Stillwell, 15 years as associate pastor of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Ky.


In case you missed them:


Transitions for the week of 11.20.15

Transitions for the week of 11.13.15

Transitions for the week of 11.06.15

Transitions for the week of 10.30.15 

Transitions for the week of 10.23.15