Jeremy Colliver, to Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., as minister to families with youth.
Ron Cumbie, to Ephesus Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., as interim pastor.
Michael Duncan, to First Baptist Church, Drexel, N.C., as senior pastor.
Andrew Hoots, resigning as youth minister at The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville, N.C., to begin a chaplain residency in campus ministry.
Andy Johnson, to First Baptist Church, Emporium, Pa., as intentional interim pastor.
Dave Jones, now serving as full-time pastor of First Baptist Church, Berwick, Pa.
Blake Kersey, to First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ala., as senior pastor, effective Aug. 10. He comes from First Baptist Church, Trussville, Ala., where he served as children’s minister.
Melissa Kessler, to Grandin Court Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., as minister to youth and missional activities.
Todd Kube, to Dover Baptist Church, Manakin-Sabot, Va., as pastor.
Dan McFaden, to Sharon Baptist Church, King William, Va., as interim pastor.
Dan Nicewonger, to First Baptist Church, Kennett Square, Pa., as pastor.
Gary Price, resigning as pastor of First Baptist Church, Eldorado, Texas.
Mike Sayler, to First Baptist Church, McMinnville, Ore., as interim pastor.
Nathan Stein, to Breedtown Baptist Church, Titusville, Pa., as full-time pastor.
Sandy Stillman-Alvin, to Heritage Baptist Church, Wake Forest, N.C., as minister of music.
Jeremy Taylor, to First Baptist Church, Lewisville, Texas, as student minister.
Chris Wondree, to May Memorial Baptist Church, Powhatan, Va., as youth minister.
Ryan Wood, resigning as minister to university students at First Baptist Church, Stephensville, Texas.
Ron Bradley, announcing plans to retire as pastor of First Baptist Church, Roswell, Ga., in November.
Lytle Buckingham, retiring as pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, King William, Va.
Beverly Lindsey, retiring as pastor of Chester (N.H.) Congregational & Baptist Church, following 20 years of ministry there.
Kevin Branham, to be ordained to ministry on Aug. 10 by Gayton Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. He is pastor of Ray of Hope Church, Richmond, Va.
Angel Pagan Jr., ordained to ministry on June 20 by Calvary Baptist Church, Norristown, Pa., where he serves as pastoral assistant.
Lawrence Powers, to be ordained by Oakmont Baptist Church, Greenville, N.C., on Aug 24. He is minister to college students at Oakmont and a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina campus minister.
Donald G. Holtzapple, 83, died July 31 in Mansfield, Ohio. He served as pastor of Diamond Hills Baptist Church, in Mansfield for 16 years. He also served numerous churches as interim pastor throughout the years, retiring from First Baptist Church, Defiance, Ohio, after 11 years. He is survived by his wife, Janet; three children, Philip Holtzapple, Laura Martin and Carol Underwood; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Gerald M. Rowe, 93, died June 18 in Ripton, Vt. He was pastor of Advent Christian Church, Schenectady, N.Y., where he served from 1948-58. He then accepted the call to be pastor of Ilsley Memorial Baptist Church, Middlebury, Vt., where he served for 27 years. He held numerous positions in the Vermont State Baptist Convention, including trustee and president. After retiring he was interim pastor for several churches. He is survived by his wife, Persis; two children, Michael S. Rowe and Melinda R. Williams; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Roger Crump, 10 years as pastor of Sycamore Baptist Church, Franklin, Va.
Tim Hobbs, 10 years as pastor of Community Baptist Church, Henderson, Ky.Read More