In upper East Tennessee, pastor Don Winters of Sugar Grove Baptist Church in Butler is lovingly referred to by some family and friends as the
Filling this role is obviously a God-sized task and as Southern Baptists, we need to pray God’s wisdom for leaders within the EC as they seek God’s man for “a time such as this.” There’s really nothing “people” can do.
A former Presbyterian minister has been chosen to serve as director of urban church planting for the North American Mission Board’s Send Network.
“I am in awe of how God allows us to be part of His plan. It is very apparent that God wants, needs and desires for bivocational pastors … to take time to refuel,” Roger Britton noted.
Pump Springs Baptist Church in Harrogate, Tennessee, has a mission field that is less than five minutes from the church — Lincoln Memorial University, a four-year, private liberal arts university.
During the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. was quoted as famously saying that “11 a.m. on Sunday mornings was the most segregated hour of American life.” Roughly 60 years later, King’s statement continues to ring true …
With snow and ice and single digit temperatures hitting the country in recent days, some areas in Tennessee have experienced water shortages — and Disaster Relief volunteers in the state are responding.
“It was explained to us that if we waited until we had to close the doors, this would possibly not be a church anymore,” church deacon David Prine said. “It could be a McDonald’s. And we didn’t want that to happen.”
Nearly two decades later, their legacy is being carried on by four of their grandchildren who recently came to volunteer at Western Heights Baptist Center, said current director Shannon Washam.