Lorri Burck, to Calvary Baptist Church. Denver, Colo., as children’s ministry coordinator.
Ali Chappell, to Calvary Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, as minister of youth.
Robert Fisher, to Plainfield (N.H.) Community Baptist Church, as interim pastor.
Steve Graves, to Shearer Hills Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, as pastor.
Jim Heiligman, to First Baptist Church, Bryan, Texas, as pastor.
Larry Hentz, to True Gospel Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., as pastor. He comes from Fort Foote Baptist Church, Fort Washington, Md., where he served as associate minister.
Steve Law, to First Baptist Church, Ashland, Va., as church administrator.
Janis Mansker, resigning as minister to children at First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Joe McArthur, to Harvest Church, Fort Worth, Texas, as pastor. He comes from Bay Area Fellowship in Corpus Christi, where he was associate pastor.
Connie McNeil, now serving as interim coordinator for discipleship at Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.
Neal Nelson, to NorthStar Church, Blacksburg, Va., as associate pastor.
Barry Rock, to First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas, as executive pastor. He had been on staff there as minister of music.
Matt Singleton, to First Baptist Church, Kenedy, Texas, as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Skidmore, Texas.
Ami Vielehr, to First Baptist Church, Beverly, N.J., as pastor, effective in September.
Ashton Wells and Jordan Groves, now serving as interim coordinators for student ministry at Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.
Jay Rambo, retiring as pastor of First Baptist Church, Bordentown, N.J., after 33 years of ministry there.
Michael Riley, retiring as pastor of Deermeadows Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 17, after 13 years of ministry there.
Jillian Farmer, to be ordained to ministry on July 27 by Kirkwood (Mo.) Baptist Church, where she serves as minister to youth.
Claude Otis Brooks, 91, died July 6 in Birmingham, Ala. He served churches in Belleville, Ky., Eatonton, Ga., Swainsboro, Ga., and Florence, Ala. His final pastorate was at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham, from 1969-1988. After retiring he served as interim pastor of Kowloon Baptist Church in Hong Kong and was Samford University’s first minister to the university. He is predeceased by his wife, Olive, and son, Mark. He is survived by a daughter, Leigh Brooks Collier; son, Clinton Brooks; and four grandchildren.
John Hopkins Harvey, 90, died June 22 in Richmond, Va. He served for over 20 years as minister of education in churches in Richmond, Alexandria and Norfolk, Va. He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter, Beth Marie Harvey; two sons, John H. and J. Craig Harvey.
Wallace Edward Parham, 92, died June 15 in Winston-Salem, N.C. He served for more than 42 years in the fields of Christian education and church administration. He served on the staff of churches which include the First Baptist churches of Roanoke, Va., Richmond, Va., Greenville, S.C., Oklahoma City and Chattanooga, Tenn., Main Street Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Miss., and Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C. He was an early pioneer of Sunday school literature working with Herschel Hobbs producing materials for the Sunday School Board of the SBC. He served as a member of the Ministerial Alumni Council at Wake Forest University when the decision to begin a divinity school was initiated. He was a strong supporter of moderate Baptists and was influential in the creation of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Doris Neeley Parham; two sons, David and Stephen Parham; two daughters, Carole Wilson and Lynn Stockard; and seven grandchildren.
Fred Braswell, 35 years as pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Norfolk, Va.Read More