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Anniversaries

Boynton Baptist Church in Ringgold observed Keith McLeod’s 20th anniversary as senior pastor this month. In addition, the church celebrated its 131st homecoming on Oct. 4 with Johnny Pierce as guest speaker.


Deaths

Roy Michael Rainey, Jr., 52, of St. Marys, died Sept. 28.

Rainey had been the pianist/keyboardist for Point Peter Baptist Church in St. Marys since 1993 and was currently the minister of music and worship there. In addition, he had served as a family counselor in the Southeast Baptist Association.

A native of Rockledge, FL, Rainey had resided in Camden County for the past 26 years and a graduate of Valdosta State University. He had been the band director for Camden County High and St. Marys Middle School and was currently an academic advisor for the Arizona Charter School System.

Rainey is survived by his wife, Mitzie L. Rainey of St. Marys; mother, Ival Rainey of Waycross; two children, Shelby Nicole Rainey and Roy Michael “Trey” Rainey, III, both of St. Marys; a sister, Sheila Rainey Murphy, of Hodgenville, KY.


Honors

Angela and Garland Hullender react to a story from their 20 years at Naomi Baptist Church in LaFayette, where Garland has served that time as pastor. The church held a time of recognition for their ministry Oct. 18 and presented him with a new 4-wheeler. NAOMI BC/Facebook Angela and Garland Hullender react to a story from their 20 years at Naomi Baptist Church in LaFayette, where Garland has served that time as pastor. The church held a time of recognition for their ministry Oct. 18 and presented him with a new 4-wheeler. NAOMI BC/Facebook

Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church in Flintstone honored Terry Chitwood for 17 years as minister of music on Oct. 19.

Jimmy Cooley celebrated 25 years as minister of music at First Baptist Chickamauga on Oct. 15.

DeLacy Curl was honored Oct. 4 as deacon emeritus at Fairview Baptist Church in Rossville.

R.D. Wallin of Corinth Baptist Church in Northwest Georgia Baptist Association marked seven yeas as pastor on Oct. 29.


Homecomings

Bryant Drive Baptist Church in Mallary Association held its 20th anniversary homecoming Oct. 4.

First Baptist Church, Blakely had homecoming services Oct. 18 with former pastor Glenn Shepherd preaching.

Sunnyside Baptist Church in Mallary Association marked 61 years of ministry with homecoming on Oct. 4. Craig Stone was the guest speaker.

Tabernacle Baptist in Carrollton held homecoming services Oct. 18.


Licensed

Timothy Lee Brown was licensed to the ministry on Sept. 27 at Boynton Baptist Church. Keith McLeod is senior pastor.


Ministerial Moves

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Paul Baxter has been called as associational missionary for Pine Mountain Baptist Association.

West Metro Baptist Association has called a transitional associational missionary, Steve Foster. He began on Oct. 5.

Ron Phillips announced his resignation as associate pastor of worship at First Baptist Church in Blakely, effective Oct. 15.


What's Happening

Pavo Baptist Church in Pavo, located in south Georgia between Thomasville and Hahira, will be celebrating 115 years of ministry Oct. 25. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Charles Neely, who served as the church's pastor from 1968-70. Dinner will follow.

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