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Leslie Cross Ayuko, to First Baptist Church, Cleburne, Texas, as minister of music.

Jack Fiscus, to Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., as executive pastor.

Nelson Granada, to First Baptist Church, Statesville, N.C., as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Chris Jernigan, to Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, N.C., as music minister.

Sheri Jordan, resigning as minister of children at May Memorial Baptist Church, Powhatan, Va.

Michael Morgan, to Edenton (N.C.) Baptist Church as director of music, effective Oct. 14.

Steven W. Pollard, to Calvary Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Abingdon (Va.) Baptist Church, where he has served since 1998.

Kelly Rhodes, resigning as associate pastor of Edenton (N.C.) Baptist Church.

Garry Scutt, concluding his tenure as minister of music at Virginia Hills Baptist Church, Alexandria, Va.

Roy Smith, to Wilmington (N.C.) Baptist Association, as director of missions, effective Nov. 1. Previously he was network missionary for The Bridge Network of Churches, located in Chesapeake, Va.

William H. “Bill” Smith, to Main Street Baptist Church, Luray, Va., as interim pastor.

James Taylor III, to Red Lane Baptist Church, Powhatan, Va., as pastor.

Jerry Williams, to Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Stafford, Va., as pastor of its Garrisonville campus.


Robert Belcher, retiringas pastor of Stuart (Va.) Baptist Church.

Fred Braswell, retiring after 37 years as pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va.

Robert Fleming, retiring as pastor of senior adults and visitation at New Highland Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va., where he has served since 1959.


Marcus Elijah McGill, ordained to ministry on Sept. 27 by Piney Grove Baptist Church, Mount Airy, N.C.



Downey Baptist Church, West Branch, Iowa; 150 years, Sept. 20.

Scottsville (Va.) Baptist Church; 175 years, Oct. 4.

Southern Hills Baptist Church, Tulsa., Okla; 100 years, Oct. 4.

Susquehanna Baptist Church, Independence, Mo.; 50 years, Oct. 4.


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