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Austin Almaguer, to Vienna (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor. He recently completed a two-year pastoral residency at Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas.

Emily Andrews, resigning as pastor of worship and music at First Baptist Church, Glendale, Calif.

Megan Biddle, to First Baptist Church, Central Square, N.Y., as pastor.

Dan Carlton, to Culpeper (Va.) Baptist Church, as pastor, effective Aug. 25. He comes from the pastorate of Downtown Baptist Church, Alexandria, Va.

Alan Culpepper, founding dean of Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology, concluding his tenure at the end of the academic year. After a sabbatical he plans to teach full time on the McAfee faculty.

Bill Davis, to Laurel Hill Baptist Church, Verona, Va., as pastor.

Matt Dinkins, resigning as associate pastor for congregational care at Zebulon (N.C.) Baptist Church.

Sam Gurley, to Southland Baptist Church, San Angelo, Texas, as minister to students.

Keith Herron, resigning as pastor of Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., to accept the pastorate of St. Lucas United Church of Christ, St. Louis, Mo., effective Oct. 1. He is a former moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Wayne Hager, resigning as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., effective Aug. 23.

Dessa Jones, to South Hills Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, as interim children’s ministry director.

Amanda Lewis, to First Baptist Church, Athens, Ga., as minister of college students.

Mary Lowder, concluding 15 years of ministry as organist at First Baptist Church, Mount Holly, N.C., to accept a position at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Erin Lysse, concluding her tenure as minister to families at Union Cross Baptist Church, Kernersville, N.C.

Tim Moore, concluding his tenure as pastor of Sardis Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C., after 19 years as the congregation’s pastor. He will be writing and offering coaching services to churches.

Amanda Morvant, concluding her ministry as children’s pastor at Creekside Community Church, Katy, Texas.

Bryant Moxley, to Wake Forest (N.C.) Baptist Church, as minister of music and worship. He comes from First Baptist Church, Bluefield, W.Va., where he served as minister of music.

Joshua Owens, to First Baptist Church, Monroe, N.C., as associate pastor of youth and family.

Chris Schelin, resigning as minister of youth and congregational life at First Baptist Church, Roxboro, N.C., to enter the clinical pastoral education program at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C.

Sheila Sholes-Ross, to First Baptist Church, Pittsfield, Mass., as pastor.

Daniel Stallings, to University Baptist Church, Montevallo, Ala., as pastor. He comes from Druid Hills Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga., where he served as associate pastor.

Gary Tucker, to Rivermont Baptist Church, Danville, Va., as interim pastor.

Jason Whitehurst, resigning as minister to students and singles at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, Chesapeake, Va. 


Fran Buhler, retiring as associate pastor at First Baptist Church Tallahassee, Fla., where he has served for 21 years. 

Barbara Filling, retiring as pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Charles City, Va.


Joshua Owens, ordained to ministry on Aug. 17 by First Baptist Church, Roseboro, N.C. He is associate pastor for youth and family at First Baptist Church, Monroe, N.C.  


John Daniels, 20 years on the staff of First Baptist Church, Waynesville, N.C. He currently serves as pastor of discipleship and operations ministries.

Carolyn Sale, 45 years as organist at First Baptist Church, Newnan, Ga.


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