I've been waiting for a few "scoops" to become public but looks like it may be a while still and I'm due - so Happy New Year. And as always send your updates, news, corrections to TheJenkinsInstitute@gmail.com MS: Terry Smith has accepted the Associate Minister position at Strickland near Corinth, MS where Brad Dillingham continues to serve as the preacher. Brad's been there for over 30 years.
MO: This scoop from John Sanders. The Camdenton congregation is looking for a full time minister. Camdenton is in central Missouri by the Lake of the Ozarks. There attendance is about 40. They have good facilities with plenty of room for expansion in a growing area. They ask candidates to have experience as a full-time minister and be biblically solid. They want a man who is a personal worker and can help them with a visitation program. Send resumes to: Camdenton church of Christ, P.O. Box 688, Camdenton, MO 65020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AL: John Mark Stephenson has moved to work with the Northport congregation as their Youth and Family Minister. John Mark previously worked with Grant Street in Decatur.
KY: The Lewisburg Church of Christ in Lewisburg, Kentucky about an hour and thirty minutes north of Nashville is a small growing church looking for a biblically solid full-time minister. Partial outside support needed will be needed. Please send resume and audio/video tape to: PO Box 308 Lewisburg, KY 42256 - Contact Patrick Kerstiens: email@example.com.
AL/TX: Second Creek is beginning a search for a new preacher. Tom Hodge their previous minister is moving to Texas to be closer to his children. Contact at Second Creek is Robin Patterson - 256-627-9503. NC: The Gastonia church has hired Dean Meadows full-time. He had been their interim for about a month. TN: The Arrington church near Nolensville is looking for someone to lead singing on Sunday morning and Sunday evening. They have about 50 members. They would consider a couple of young men to rotate if that would help candidates. Contact elder: Garry Hastings 6415 Arno Road College Grove, TN 37046 615-368-7072 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AL/TN: Russell Wyatt scoops himself! He has been the YM at Woodlawn Church of Christ in Florence, AL and is accepting the pulpit ministry position at Riggs church in Chapel Hill, TN. The elders at Woodlawn are going to discuss how to move further at this time before they are going to be accepting any resumes.
TN: From David Lipe - "Hello friends. Thought I would give you an update on my status. After nearly 3 years as director of Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies formerly East Tennessee School of Preaching, I am stepping down as director. I have been driving to Knoxville from Cookeville each week since accepting he position. For now I am continuing to teach a class from my home each quarter and also will be helping some in fund raising and recruitment. Also, February will be the last lectureship I will be directing at FHU after 22 years. In addition to the part time activity at the school, I am writing a commentary on the Gospel of John for Truth for Today, lecturing, conducting meetings and seminars, and doing some fill in preaching. So, I have officially retired from a full time job but still am very active. I have 12 or so gospel meetings for 2015 along with some lecture appointments and hope to increase my evangelistic work. I still believe strongly that it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save. Lord willing, I will do this until I fall over but I have no plans to seek a full time job doing anything. Thanks for being my friends. Put the word out about my availability to preach and lecture if you will. I pray the Lord's blessings on you in the coming year."
SC: The Edgewood congregation in Greenville is looking for a full time preacher. More information can be found at http://www.theedgewoodchurchofchrist.org/Search.html. Contact: Mike Howard email@example.com
NC: We are sad to report that Ken Koktkiewicz passed away Monday morning.