Please submit transitions — including staff changes, ordinations, anniversaries or deaths — to Barbara Francis. This page will be updated weekly.
Betty Clement, to Second Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va., as minister of music.
William M. Downs, to Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, N.C., as president, effective July 1. He currently serves at East Carolina University as the dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences in Greenville, N.C.
Aracelis Vasquez Haye, to the Youth Ministry Institute at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn., as acting director.
Todd Lafferty, to SBC International Mission Board, Richmond, Va., as executive vice president. Most recently he served as pastor of Mountain Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala.
Veronica Johnson and Sarah Lusche, to Hyde Park Union Church, Chicago, Ill., as co-pastors.
Bart Morrison, to University Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, as pastor of worship ministries.
Dale Peterson, to West End Baptist Church, Suffolk, Va., as interim pastor.
Jay Lawson, retiring after over 19 years as senior pastor of Warrenton (Va.) Baptist Church.
Nancy Pierce, retiring after 45 years as organist and pianist at Blackstone (Va.) Baptist Church.
Roland S. Carlton, 86, died Feb. 7 in Richmond, Va. A Virginia Baptist minister for over 41 years, he served six Baptist churches from 1956-1997. He served as a member of the Virginia Baptist Board for six years and as first vice president for one term. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two daughters, Vicki White and Susan Montrief; a son, Roland; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mike Anderson, 15 years as pastor of Haynes Avenue Baptist Church Shreveport, La.
Louis Beckwith, 10 years as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va.
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