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Faria Armstrong, at First Baptist Church, Burlington, North Carolina, as associate pastor to youth and families.

Paul Bass, at University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, as a senior adult pastor.

Randy Clipp, at Olive Chapel Baptist Church, Apex, North Carolina, as senior pastor. Previously, he was Acting Pastor of Warrenton (NC) Baptist Church.

Richard Cobb, at Wieuca Church, Atlanta, Georgia, as Minister of Worship and Pastoral Arts. Previously, he was director of the Resonance Initiative in Indianapolis, Ind.

Kevin Collison, at New Covenant Baptist Church, Deland, Florida, as acting pastor.

Rebecca Driscollat First Baptist Church, Attleboro, Mass., as pastor.

Tom Gaskinat Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, as acting pastor.

David Bouleyat Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, Calif., as president, effective January 3. He comes from Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC, where he is Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Education, Research Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, and Director of the Office of Black Church Studies.

Garrett Hagerat First Baptist Church, Copperas Cove, Texas, as minister of discipleship.

Jeremy Hallconcluding his tenure as Associate Pastor for Faith Development at Towne View Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Ga.

Weston Hendersonat Pelham Road Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, as Minister for Families, Youth and Children.

Joseph Hopkins, at Campbellsville (Ky.) University, as President. He comes from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, where he was Dean of the School of Arts.

Andrea Huffman, at Dayspring Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo., as senior pastor. She is a pastoral resident at Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Mo.

Jordan Humlerat First Baptist Church, Boone, North Carolina, as associate pastor.

Curtis Jonesat University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, as associate pastor.

Tim Marais, at First Baptist Church, Laurens, SC, as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, NC

Brett Pardu, at the Baptist Church in Oxford (NC), as pastor. He comes from Rolesville (NC) Baptist Church, where he served as minister of music and evangelism.

Nicole Pattesonat Monument Heights Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, as pastor of children and youth.

Heather Seiberat First Baptist Church, College Station, Texas, as minister of music.

Tony Stang, at Central Baptist Church, Springfield, Illinois, as pastor. He comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Winchester, Ky.

Stephen Summersat Northside Baptist Church Victoria, Texas as worship leader.

Tony Tancheat Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina, as acting pastor.

Heather Twibellat University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo., as children’s minister.


Jane Gibbons, is retiring as Minister of Program and Ministry Development for American Baptist Churches in Ohio, effective January 1.

Randy Martin, retires as Senior Pastor of Preston Oaks Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va.

Lawrence “Lon” Schreiberretires after 22 years as organist and choirmaster of First Baptist Church, Washington, DC


Michael Carroll, ordained to the ministry Aug. 28 by First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., where she serves as associate pastor of missions.

Jason Givensordained to the ministry Sept. 4 by First Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, where he serves as contemporary worship leader.

Melinda Parryordained to the ministry September 18 by the First Parish Congregational Church, Wakefield, Mass.

Kelly Pierceordained to the ministry on September 11 by Peoples Baptist Church, Boston, Mass. She is an American Baptist missionary in the Dominican Republic.


Kevin Carter, 56, died Aug. 28 in Fredericksburg, Va. He was associate pastor of the churches in Frankfort, Ky., Chesterfield, Va., Winchester, Va., and Fredericksburg, Va. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; sons, Kaleb and Kollin.

William S. Khalil, 87, died August 11 in Richmond, Va. He was the founding pastor of the Arab Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia (formerly the Baptist Church of the Middle East). He is survived by his wife, Saneye; and the children, Edna, Evelyn and Edward.

Elim Kimbol, 92, died Aug. 29 in Marshall, Texas. He was the founding director of Texas Baptists’ River Ministry. During his nearly 30 years with River Ministry, Baptists have founded 670 churches along the Rio Grande, formed two church associations, started six children’s homes and opened 67 health clinics in Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Kimberly H. Todaro; son, Paul Howell; three grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and five great-grandchildren.

Alvin R. Lee, 92, died in Germantown, Tennessee. He pastored churches in Delaware and New Jersey before becoming regional minister for the American Baptist churches in New Jersey and Ohio. He is predeceased by his wife, Rachel. He is survived by one daughter, Catherine Whitaker; one son, Daniel; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Claude A. Marvin, 95, died Aug. 11 in St. Augustine, Florida. After a 42-year business career, he was ordained an American Baptist minister and began a second career pastoring four churches in New York: The Calvary Baptist Church, Utica; Community Baptist Church, Marcy; Federated Church of Lebanon, Lebanon.; and First Baptist Church, Newport, from which he retired in 2004. He subsequently served as supply pastor and acting pastor for several churches.

Edd Matako, 79, died July 31 in Massillon, Ohio. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Pittsburg, Kansas; First Baptist Church of Coshocton, Ohio; and First Baptist Church, Stow, Ohio. He served as minister of adult and congregational care at First Baptist Church, Massillon, Ohio, until his retirement in 2021. He is survived by his wife, Judy Marie; two sons, Scott and Shaun; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Marc Reon, 62, died Sept. 4 in Suffolk, Va. Church of the Cross of the Ways). He is survived by his wife, Julia; and four daughters, Rachel, Jessee, Grace and Lindsey.



Howie Hooper, 5 years as a missionary minister at First Baptist Church, Columbus, Ga.

Tony Hopkins20 years as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC

Tim Small20 years as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Lumberton, NC


Berryville Baptist Church (Virginia); 250 years; September 11th.

Colonial Beach Baptist Church (Virginia); 125 years old; October 2.

First Baptist Church, Louisbourg, North Carolina; 150 years; September 18.

First Baptist Church, Madison, Wis.; 150 years; September 18.

Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia; 100 years; September 18.

Lake Ridge Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Virginia; 50 years; September 11th.

New Hope Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina; 190 years old; September 11th.

Westwood Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina; 30 years; September 18.

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