Transitions 06.27.14

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Andy Jung, to First Baptist Church, Albemarle, N.C., as pastor. He comes from Trinity Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., where he served as associate pastor of students and administration.

Larry Stinson, to Cleveland (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor. He had been serving as interim pastor.

Jeremy Shoulta, to Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains, Ga., as pastor.

David Vogt, to Antioch Baptist Church, Scottsville, Va., as pastor, effective July 20.

Matthew Dillingham, to Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, as business administrator, effective July 1.

Lindsey Huggins, to First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Ga., as associate minister to students.

Pam Kang, to Main Street Baptist Church, Georgetown, Texas, as interim youth minister.

Erica Evans Whitaker, to Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, as pastoral intern.

Brian and Kate Mullaney, resigning as minister of care and connection and preschool minister, respectively, from Main Street Baptist Church, Georgetown, Texas, effective Aug. 15.

Hannah Singletary, to First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Fla., as director of volunteer engagement.

Brandon McClure, to Eastwood Baptist Church, Gatesville, Texas, as youth minister.

Meg Lacy, to Emerywood Baptist Church, High Point, N.C., as minister of congregational life.

Katie Murray, to Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, as Christian advocacy specialist.

Alyx Christian, now serving as youth minister at Shalom Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va. 


Sandra Lawler, retiring at the end of June as organist at First Baptist Church, Sarasota, Fla., where she has served for over 30 years.

Karen Willes, retiring in August as minister of music at East Hill Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Fla., where she has served since 1972. 


Jessica Piercy Godfrey, ordained to ministry on April 27 by First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, N.C.

Martha Haigler, ordained to ministry on June 11 by Providence Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.

Melissa Kessler, ordained to ministry by First Baptist Church, Kernersville, N.C., where she serves as pastoral intern, on June 22.

Brian Mullaney, ordained to ministry on June 1 by Main Street Baptist Church, Georgetown, Texas. 

Kris Roberts, ordained to ministry by First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Ga., on May 18.

Meredith Shaw, to be ordained to ministry on July 13 by Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, Ky.


Esther Tye Perkins, 92, died May 23. She was the first Southern Baptist woman called as pastor in South Carolina. She was ordained in 1983 and called as pastor of Pine Bluff Baptist Church, Columbia, S.C. that same year. She later served Eason Memorial Baptist Church until her retirement in 2003. She is survived by her grandson and great-granddaughter.  


Craig A. Anglin, 10 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Davenport, Iowa.

Tim Williams, 10 years as senior pastor of Northside Baptist Church, Victoria, Texas.

Lauren E. Colwell, 5 years as associate minister for spiritual formation and families at First Baptist Church, Savannah, Ga.

William Richard Kremer, 5 years as pastor of Garden Lakes Baptist Church, Rome, Ga.