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Duane Caldwell, to Ringgold (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor, effective Oct. 1.

Corey Cornutt, to First Baptist Church, Grandview, Texas, as pastor.

Billy Davis, to Derbyshire Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., as minister of pastoral care and visitation.

Cindy Dawson, concluding her tenure as executive director of Global Women, based in Birmingham, Ala., effective Oct. 31.

Elizabeth Franklin, to First Baptist Church, Laurens, S.C., as director of children’s ministries.

Kathryn Freeman, to the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in Austin, as director of public policy, where she will lead CLC efforts related to government and legislation.

John Fulper, to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Newport News, Va., as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of Amorel Baptist Church, Blytheville, Ark.

Patricia Greene, to First Baptist Church, Rockingham, N.C., as associate pastor/minister to families.

Jacob Harris, concluding his tenure as associate pastor for discipleship and students at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Glen Allen, Va.

Ryan Heritage, to Trinity Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn., as minister of worship and music.

Drew Herring, to Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, as minister of adult education and outreach.

Eric Kennedy, to First Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga., as pastor. He comes from Community Baptist Church, Bedford, Ind., where he served as pastor.

Paul David Larrimore, to Good Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, Va., as pastor. He was serving as pulpit supply in Northern Virginia churches.

Vic Lehman, to First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, S.D., as associate pastor of congregational care. He was pastor of First Baptist Church, Fargo, N.D., for 11 years.

Sheila Suders, to Bayside Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va., as interim director of preschool and children’s ministries.

Tom Smith, to Northside Baptist Church, Victoria, Texas, as minister of music and worship.

Gayle Taylor, to Bethel Baptist Church, Midlothian, as music director.

Andy Thomas, to Webster Groves (Mo.) Baptist Church, as pastor.

Tim Watson, to First Baptist Church, Lufkin, Texas, as interim pastor. 

Danielle Yates, to First Baptist Church, Cleburne, Texas, as children’s minister. 


John Copeland, retiring as pastor of senior and contemporary adults and missions at First Baptist Church, Alexandria, Va., following 13 years there. 


Lloyd Braswell, 5 years as pastor of Chester (Va.) Baptist Church.

Lee Ellison, 10 years as pastor of Mount Hermon Baptist Church, Moseley, Va.

S. Roy Foster, 25 years as pastor of Upper Essex Baptist Church, Caret, Va.

Louann Huntsman, 25 years as pianist at First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Jeff Noble, 5 years as pastor of Northstar Church, Blacksburg, Va.

Linda Serino, 5 years as associate minister of congregational care at Second Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.

Ted R. Smith Jr., 20 years as pastor of Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, Va.


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