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STAFF CHANGES

Dean and Lisa Allen, concluding their ministry as pastors of Fernwood Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.

Matt Boshen, to Berea Baptist Church, Rockville, Va., as director of youth and young adults.

Bo Bowen, to Dunwoody (Ga.) Baptist Church, as minister of adult spiritual formation.

Ryan Busby, to Bosqueville Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, as pastor.

Inaldo Camelo, to Second Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., as pastor of its Portuguese language ministry. He has been a pastor in Brazil and California.

Scott Doran, to Lynch Station (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor. He comes from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Troutville, Va., where he served as youth pastor.

Ron W. Handlon, to First Baptist Church, Cocoa, Fla., as pastor, effective Sept. 1. He comes from the pastorate of Buckhead Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Kathryn Hartgrove, to First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga., as worship arts leader, effective Aug. 4.

Brad Jernberg, to South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, as business administrator. He comes from Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, where he served as minister of music and administration.

Bryan Jones, to NorthStar Church Network, Annandale, Va., as associate executive director. He comes from First Baptist Church, Alexandria, Va., where he served as pastor of discipleship.

Alex Kacere, to NorthStar Church, Blacksburg, Va., as youth minister.

Joseph Lively, to Clover Bottom Baptist Church, Nathalie, Va., as pastor.

Scott and Kim Looney, concluding their tenure as minister to youth and families and minister to children and families, respectively, at First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn., to relocate to Syracuse, N.Y., effective July 31.

Tanya Mabry, now serving as interim children’s director at Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.

Bryant Moxley, resigning as minister of music at First Baptist Church, Bluefield, W.Va., to accept a new position in Raleigh, N.C.

Neal Nelson, to NorthStar Church, Blacksburg, Va., as associate pastor.

Jacques Rancourt, concluding his ministry as pastor for discipleship and evangelism at Manassas (Va.) Baptist Church.

John E. Saunders Jr., to Roanoke (Va.) Valley Baptist Association, as director of missions. For the past 19 years he has served as director of missions for Yates Baptist Association, Durham, N.C.

Carl Tolbert, to First Baptist Church, Laurens, S.C., as minister of youth and recreation, effective Aug. 1. 

RETIRED

John S. Etcher, announcing plans to retire as pastor of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, Hampton, Va., effective Oct. 26.

Sharon Ludwig, retiring as associate minister for Christian formation at Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn., after nearly 18 years of ministry there.

Brad Price, retiring as minister of missions and graphic arts at First Baptist Church, Norman, Okla., following 13 years of ministry there.  

ORDINATION

Cinda Smith, ordained to ministry on June 29 by First Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas. 

DEATH

N. Barth Omar, 97, died July 1 in Vero Beach, Fla. He was an American Baptist pastor serving First Baptist Church, Newtown Square, Pa.; Calvary Baptist Church, Salem, Ore.; and Broadway Baptist Church in Paterson, N.J., where he served for nearly 24 years until his retirement in 1979. He served on the board of Eastern Baptist Seminary and Eastern College. In retirement he was interim pastor of four churches. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; three children, Barbara Barth Frink, Barry N. Barth and Bruce W. Barth; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  

ANNIVERSARIES

Tony Beach, 15years as associate pastor of Fort Trial Baptist Church, Stanleytown, Va.

Lew Bennett, 15 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Bassett, Va.

Tiffany Hamilton, 15 years as minister to youth and families at First Baptist Church, Clemson, S.C.

Emily Hull McGee, 5 years as minister to young adults, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.

Clyde Murray Jr., 5 years as associate pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Danville, Va.

Rocky Taylor, 20 years as minister of music and associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Conway, S.C.

William W. Wallace, 30 years as pastor of State Line Baptist Church, Danville, Va.

 

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