Also, obituaries for pastors in Covington and LaGrange.
Update: An earlier version of this story insinuated LaGrange fell under Georgia’s “gnat line” before an alert reader in the area informed us otherwise. LAGRANGE — Though without shape, a smell contains the power to make things move. On a hazy June evening, for example, pastors and their wives arrive at 1301 Washington Street, home […]
Honors John Setters was recently honored for 50 years of service as church clerk for Oak Grove Baptist in Tifton, where he has been a member since 1963. He participates in Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief and is a chaplain for Truck Stop Ministries. Setters will retire from his position as clerk but continue as a […]
Cross Point Baptist Church in Perry welcomed Davin Benavides as pastor on May 17. He began his tenure there on June 21. A native of Acworth and graduate of Liberty University and Southeastern Seminary, Benavides had previously served as high school minister at First Baptist Snellville June 2004-November 2005 and as contemporary ministries pastor and […]
First Baptist Church on the Square in LaGrange honored Pastor Paul Baxter and his wife Joanna on May 10 after his announcement of retirement following more than 30 years as pastor. Baxter emigrated to America from England as a child and attended the University of Georgia, later earning degrees from Yale University and Southern Seminary.