Transitions for the week of 4-1-22 – Baptist News Global

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Allison Benfield, at Providence Baptist Church, Charleston, SC, as associate pastor, beginning April 4. She comes from St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte, where she serves as a spiritual growth minister.

Seth Brown, at First Baptist Church, Griffin, Georgia, as Minister of Student and Community Engagement. He is currently minister of youth there.

Jeffrey campbell, at Clifford Baptist Church, Amherst, Va., as senior pastor, effective June 6. Currently, he is a youth pastor there.

Scott Dayconclusive is the term of missions minister for First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., to move to Oregon.

Doug’s homeworkat Salem Baptist Church, Sparta, Virginia, as senior pastor.

Nathaniel Ericksonat First Baptist Church, Manistique, Michigan, as pastor.

Marlene Gilconcluding her term as Associate Executive Director for Congregational Relations for American Baptist Churches in Massachusetts.

Grayson washoutat Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia, as pastor.

Greg Magruder, at First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Florida, as a long-term supply pastor, beginning April 17.

Ron Murrayat First Baptist Church, Griffin, Georgia, as pastoral minister.

Kenneth R. Pruitt, at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington, Va., as president. He comes from the pastorate of King’s Grant Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

William Rushing, at University Baptist Church, Clear Lake, Texas, as senior pastor. He comes from the ministry of Woodward Avenue Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Morgan Tremilloat First Baptist Church, Castroville, Texas, as Minister of Worship and Discipleship.

Micah Walleyat First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., as Minister of Contemporary Music.


Michael Fitzgerald, retires as senior pastor of Clifford Baptist Church, Amherst, Va.

Howard Germanyretiring as pastor of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, effective September 30.

Wanda Kiddretiring as coordinator of collegial engagement for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.


Holly Canup, ordained to the ministry of the gospel on March 27 by First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., where she serves as a minister to midway adults.

Joe Elmore, ordained to the gospel ministry by Mill Creek Baptist Church, Fincastle, Virginia, where he is a youth pastor.

Claudia Graingerordained to evangelical ministry March 27 Millbrook Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

J Hillordained to the evangelical ministry on March 20 by the South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.

Melissa Hatfieldordained to the gospel ministry on April 3 by First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Mo., where she serves as youth and missions pastor.

Jessica McDouglandordained to the evangelical ministry on March 27 by Millbrook Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

Allie Osborneordained go gospel minister on March 13 by Second-Ponce of Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.


Randall Lolley, 90, died March 21 in Raleigh, NC While pastoring First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC, he was called president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, post he held for 14 years before resigning in protest at the conservative resurgence of the Southern Baptist Convention. He later pastored First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC and First Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC In retirement, he served as acting pastor of a dozen churches from Washington, D.C. to Jacksonville, Fla. . He is survived by his wife, Clara Lou; and two daughters, Charlotte Murphy and Pamela Frey.

Mitchell C. Luckie, 71, died in Appomattox, Va., on January 4. He was a Baptist minister from Virginia and served as missions director for the Appomattox Baptist Association from 2006 until his retirement in 2014. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; one son, Matthew; two daughters, Cassie and Glenda Wray; and five grandchildren.

Luke Emerson Martin, 95, died March 13 in Bristol, Virginia. He had pastored Pond Grove Baptist Church, Rockwood, Tennessee, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Maryville, Tennessee, and Indian Springs Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tennessee, before retiring from the church. Baptist Midway, Bristol, Va. He is survived by his wife, Flo; daughter, Paula Howington; two sons, Tim and Joel; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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