A retirement reception will be held for Ken Cloud, longtime pastor, evangelist, and associational missionary for Bowen Baptist Association, on Sept. 21. The event will take place at the Association office, located at 1309 Vada Road in Bainbridge, beginning at 3 p.m. Light finger foods, cake, and punch will be provided for friends and guests. For more information call (229) 246-1871.
First Baptist Church Dawsonville will hold a special service installing Dustin Gillespie as senior pastor on Sept. 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Gillespie formerly pastored Redemption Fellowship Church, a church plant in Willard, North Carolina. He’s a two-time graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
His first Sunday as pastor is Sept. 8. Dustin and his wife Brittainy have five children: Luke (10), Wyatt (8), Titus (7), Gatlin (5), and Ella-Ivy (2).