Transitions 03.21.14

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Brad Herridge, to McLean (Va.) Baptist Church, as senior pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Bosqueville Baptist Church, Waco, Texas.

Rick Allison, to Deep Run Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., as full-time pastor.

Mark Thompson, to Lake Tyler Baptist Church, Whitehouse, Texas, as pastor.

G. H. Vaughan, to McCabe Memorial Baptist Church, Martinsville, Va., as pastor. He has served as interim pastor since 2012.

David Van Brakle, to Community Church of Wilmette, Illinois, as pastor. He comes from DeWitt (N.Y.) Community Church, where he served as assistant minister.

Bill Holmes, to Clearwater Baptist Church, Scoggins, Texas, as pastor.

Thomas G. Harvey, to Calvary Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., as supply pastor.

Dan Crawford, to First Baptist Church, Grandview, Texas, as interim pastor. He has retired from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he served as professor of evangelism and missions.

Barbara Massey, concluding her ministry as minister to children at First Baptist Church, Ashland, Va.

Hiram Rollo, to Shades Crest Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., as associate pastor of music and worship, effective May 5.

Scott Doran, resigning as youth and children’s minister at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Daleville, Va.

John Fontanella, resigning as discipleship pastor at Leesburg (Va.) Community Church.

Graham Byrum, to The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville, N.C., as interim minister of children and families.

Keith Floyd, to Halesford Baptist Church, Wirtz, Va., as youth pastor. He comes from Hollins Road Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., where he served as minister of music and youth.

Angela Zimmerman, to First Baptist Church, Burlington, N.C., as organist. She comes from First Baptist Church, Jamestown, N.C., where she served as minister of music/organist for 15 years.

Liz Cassell, to First Baptist Church, Marshville, N.C., as student minister.

Kim W. Chafee, of Virginia Beach, Va., to Sentara Hospice, as chaplain. She is endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and previously served as a nursing home and part-time hospital chaplain within the same system.

Mark Newton, to Baylor University, Waco, Texas, as director of church engagement. He previously served as pastor of First Baptist Church, San Marcos, Texas.

Tim Lubinus, to the Baptist Convention of Iowa, as executive director/treasurer. He most recently served as regional and global ministry director at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa.

Carrie and Kurt Smalley, appointed associate missionaries by American Baptist International Ministries to serve as church planters in Hungary, providing support to a church related to the Baptist Union of Hungary, an IM partner


Richard Crider, aspastor of Oakhurst Baptist Church, Asheboro, N.C., at the end of March.

Robert “Bob” Kenison, announcing plans to retire as president of the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, effective June 30, and the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home Foundation, Dec. 31. He joined the staff of MBCH in 1978 as development officer and was named president in 1980.

Jimmie Miles, associate pastor for discipleship at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Glen Allen, Va., announcing plans to retire in 2014. 

David Smith, as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Lenoir, N.C., March 30, following 20 years of ministry there.


Robert Collins, 62, died Feb. 19 in Warrensburg, Mo. A longtime Missouri pastor and director of missions for West Central Baptist Association, he had served as pastor of several Missouri churches, including Liberty Baptist in Warrensburg, Pythian Avenue Baptist in Springfield, First Baptist in Bunker, Missouri City Baptist in Missouri City and Mount Pisgah Baptist in Willow Springs. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; two daughters; and a son.

Richard E. Ice, died March 15 in Alameda, Calif. For 23 years he was president and CEO of American Baptist Homes of the West, and had served as president of the Pacific Coast Baptist Association and vice president of American Baptist Churches USA. An advocate for religious liberty, he served 40 years as a board member of the Baptist Joint Committee and was a recipient of its J. M. Dawson Religious Liberty Award.

Daniel R. O’Dell, 76, died March 15 in Front Royal, Va. He was a retired minister and at the time of his death was serving as pastor of Arlington (Va.) Baptist Church. He and his wife, Janet, served as missionaries with the SBC’s International Mission Board from 1976-2006. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Edith Ocie Cox O’Dell; a daughter, Rachel O’Dell; two sons, Andrew and Jonathan O’Dell; and three grandchildren. 


Ray Bearden, 20years, as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Va.

Danny W. Collins, 20 years, as pastor of Fairlawn (Va.) Baptist Church.

Michael Dyer, 5 years, as pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, Martinsville, Va.

Jennifer McClung Rygg, 5 years, as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Pendleton, S.C.

Kelvin Reed, 5 years, as associate pastor of music and worship at First Baptist Church, Lewisville, Texas.

Gerald “Gerry” Robinson, 5 years, as minister of music, worship and discipleship at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.