First Baptist Church, Eastman celebrated Jerry Peele‘s 23 years as pastor on June 1.
Oscar “Junior” Rowe, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Glennville, died May 19 at Memorial Health University Medical enter.
A native of Glennville, Rowe served in the Georgia National Guard and was owner/operator of The Barber Shop in Glennville. A minister for more than 40 years in the Glennville area, he was pastor at Birdford Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church in addition to Northside.
Preceded in death by a brother, E.W. Rowe, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sherry; daughters Rhonda Moore, of Live Oak, FL, and Angie Edwards, of Glennville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The following graduates with Georgia ties received certificates and degrees during New Orleans Seminary’s commencement services May 13. Mike Gaddy, of Pine Lake Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Master of Arts in Christian Education; Chris Young, of Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Master of Divinity with specialization in Missions; Joel Harris, of First Baptist Church in McDonough, Doctor of Educational Ministry; Jennifer Ransom, of Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Doctor of Educational Ministry; and Amos Williams, Jr., pastor of Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta, Doctor of Ministry.
Irwinton Baptist Church in Ebenezer Association recently called Gary Horton as pastor.