Scoops – you don’t want to know where from!

So, months ago Melanie asked me to join her on a conference she had in Phoenix. It was rare – VERY rare – but I didn’t have anything in the way of making the trip. Little did I know the worst winter storm and coldest temps Tennessee had seen in years would correspond with the trip. So while temps in TN are single digits and roads are icy we’re “stuck” in AZ where today it was 82 and sunny.  I think I’ll travel with Mel some more!  But even in the lovely weather we have scoops coming your way!

First some ways you might want to help some brethren:

1. We are doing a minister’s salary study. We’ve tried to keep it super simple and WE WILL NOT KNOW who completes the survey:

2. There is a TOTALLY volunteer non-profit in Nashville that is in need of a simple web-presence. If you can help text or email: 615 294-1453 or

Now for scoops:

Cold and Flu Season Scoops


TN: Barry Throneberry announced yesterday that he will begin working as the preacher at the Main Street church in Springfield, TN. This means the YM role at Highland in Columbia is open. For more about them go to:

KY/TN: Austin Johnson is moving to work with the West Dyersburg congregation in TN. Of course this opens the YM role at Calvert City, KY. Historically a very good role.

TN: The Puaski Street congregation has hired Jacob Evans to be their new preacher. He has roots there and will begin in April. Jacob has been serving as the minister of the Greenback congregation and also working with Southeastern Bible Institute at Karnes.

Happy New Year Scoops

SCOOPSI’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

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

Tanzanian Jet Lag Scoops

OK, we promised new scoops several days ago but catching up (on everything but sleep) has us running. Here are 17 new scoops just for you! Buckle your seat belts. And as always don’t forget to keep us posted on news (  Never assume we’ve already heard about an opening – that’s the only way this works – if we help each other.

NV/UT: Tony Stafford has accepted the work at the Pahrump Church of Christ in Nevada. This leaves open the pulpit position at the Mid Valley congregation in Sandy Utah. They have about 40 members and worship in an Odd Fellows hall but have some savings toward the purchase of a building or property. The Mid Valley group is a strongly united congregation and prefer a mature man in his 40’s or 50’s. Learn more at: Contact Tony at or 801-793-9523.

They just keep coming!

There have been more scoops in the past three months than I can ever remember. With today’s post it makes for over 30 in the last three weeks.  Thanks to all who help others by sharing what you know of. So here we go…

NV: The North Virginia Street congregation in Reno is searching for Pulpit Minister/Evangelist. Their previous minister is moving to work with the church in Parker, Colorado. Website: Their building is about 4 miles north of downtown Reno.  Sunday attendance is about 75 to 100. They have two elders. There is a weekly ladies’ class on Tuesdays and once a month on Thursday evenings.  There is a men’s class every other Friday evening to study fundamentals of the church, Biblical doctrine, special topics of interest, and general questions posed by men who are new Christians. The Minister they want generally will be: A student of the Bible.  A scholarly approach to study, not superficial, such that everyone can grow stronger from the lessons presented.  A desire for evangelism. An attitude of humility that is the result of being a servant of God that can be seen in their life without words.  An ability to lead and to work with the elders and other men of the congregation. Good social skills; friendly and outgoing personality.  Send resume, as well as videos of sermon/class presentations to the email addresses of the elders: Rod Cable, Elder;  Email:  Phone:  (775) 233-8591, Dennis Keely, Elder;  Email:  Phone: (775) 331-4203

North Virginia Street church of Christ
6840 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89506

TN: The Granny White congregation in Nashville is looking for a new minister.  For more info go to You can read Lane’s statement on his leaving at

AL: Chris Gallagher is moving to work with the Gadsden Church of Christ.

AL: The Cedar Grove church in Rogersville is looking for a new preacher. Their previous minister, David Paden, is going to Lafayette, GA congregation.  For more about Cedar Grove see their website:

TN: The Lebanon Road church in Nashville where Adam Faughn has been the minister announced that JD Buckner will be moving into the pulpit role.
Scoop: at about 10:15 this morning, LR is going to name JD Buckner as the next preacher.

KY/MO: Brian Mitchell who has preached for the last 11 years at Hopkinsville has accepted the work at Jackson Church of Christ in Missouri effective January 2015. This means that the Hopkinsville Church of Christ in Hopkinsville, Ky. will be looking for a new minister. Hopkinsville is a city of about 33,000 in western Kentucky, about 1 Hr. north of Nashville.  They have about 130 in attendance and 2 elders and 4 deacons. The elders have placed no limitations on their search–such as age or experience–and are thus willing to consider all resumes. If you are interested in the work please send your resume and an audio CD of sermons to 425 Sheila Drive in Hopkinsville, Ky. 42240, in care of Brian Mitchell. If you have any questions about the work please feel free to call Brian at 270-498-8407.

AL: The Northside congregation in Hanceville is looking for a preacher. They are about 55 in number and do not have elders right now. They would like a younger man who is just getting started in ministry. For more info go to as they have this listing.

There you go. You have what I know.

Falling scoops

KY: The church in Columbia, KY is looking to grow and needs a preacher. They have no elders.  Contact or Lenny Stone – 270 378-0108. 

MO: The Licking Church of Christ is looking for a minister. Larry Tubbs, the previous minister of 27 years passed away of a sudden heart attack at age 57. He was very loved and a soul winner. They are about 125 in membership. For additional information, contact Richard Bates at 573-674-3390. Applications to: Richard Bates 13961 Hwy C Licking, MO 65542.

WI: The West Point Road church in Green Bay has about 60 members and is looking for a preacher. Some support would be needed. Contact: Bob Delzer 920-788-9509 920-903-2379 Not sure if Packers tickets are included or not :).

AL: The Midway church in Jasper has hired Connor McLean, a recent Faulkner grad to be their new YM.

MS: The church in Steens, MS is looking for a preacher. No contact info other than a phone number: (662) 327-3082.

TN: The Riggs church in Chapel Hill has four elders and about 170 members. Christopher Clevenger is going to be doing travel work supporting congregations and working with The Light Network and is leaving the work there. This is where Tom Holland has been for several years.   Interested? Contact:

TN: Drew Crosby has accepted the pulpit work in Hendersonville. This means the Kingwood congregation is looking. They are also looking for a YM. Learn more here:

TN: The Jefferson Avenue church in Cookeville, TN is continuing to look for a YM. More info:

AL: Shiloh in Hazel Green is looking. Ron Little, their current preacher is one of the elders.  His wife died recently and he is looking to do something else.  is his name. This is probably a part-time job at the present. They have about 60 members. Conact Ron at, or one of the other elders (Gene Miller) @, or Jim Pepper

That’s the news – what’d we miss?

17 Fresh ‘uns

We post what we know. We try to confirm anything we can. We depend on others to let us know about openings and opportunities.  Sometimes we hold off because we can’t confirm something or because we’ve been asked to wait or not publish a scoop.  Some churches don’t want the listing open (I never understand that one). If you see an omission let us know. If you see a mistake let us know that too: [contact-form to=’’ subject=’Scoops’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

So, let’s get scooping:

TN: The Springfield congregation is looking for a preacher. They run about 300. We ran this sometime back but they are looking more seriously now.

CO: The Twin Peaks congregation  in Longmont is looking for a preacher, size 75. To learn more:

CO: Brighton will be looking. Attendance is 250-300. All I have is a number: 303-659-1420.

CO: The Littleton congregation is looking for a minister. They have about 350 in attendance. for more. 

TX: The Westside congregation in Midland, TX  where Mike Vestal preaches is looking for an assistant preacher. Midland is one of the fastest growing areas in Texas with a very low unemployment rate. The congregation is about 200 in size with 3 shepherds and 6 deacons. They are looking for an individual willing to be involved in all the basic areas of local work. They have a number of young families with small children, and ideally the prospect would be in the 25-40 age range and desire to be very involved in helping this group grow to greater Christlikeness. There is a possibility that the individual one day would become the preacher for the congregation. If interested, contact Mike Vestal at

TN: The Clarksville Highway Church in Joelton is looking for a Youth Minister. Send resumes

OH: The Echo Meadows Church in Oregon, Ohio (Outside of Toledo)  is looking for a full-time Youth and Family Minister.  They have 5 elders, 12 deacons, and 5 youth advisers (youth workers). The candidate would occasional preach. They are looking for a minister who would be “a team player with the pulpit minister and volunteer youth workers.” They want a man who is married, has a Bible or Youth Ministry related degree and experience working with young people, families, and congregations  Contact Nate Wolfe at if interested. Attach Resume’, References, and your Philosophy of Youth/Family Ministry.

TN: The Greens Lake Road congregation in East Ridge (Chattanooga) is looking for a full-time pulpit minister. The congregation is about 150 in attendance on Sunday morning and has a very good reputation for the work they do in the area. Contact Larry Clark at 423–443–1806 or  email the congregation at

A: The Arab looking for a Youth Minister. Learn more at

NC:  The Gastonia congregation is looking for a preacher. We have no details other than that at this time. 

TN: The Oak Grove church in Moss is looking for a preacher. The average attendance is about 90. They have a preacher’s house. Their current minister, Gary Wilder, is retiring on good terms after 22 years. Contact: Bill White 13042 Clay County Highway Moss, TN   38575 Home phone: 931-258-3376 Business phone: 931-258-3490

NY: The Massena congregation in New York is looking for a preacher. We have no other details.

MS: Mason Cothren has been named the Youth Minister at Foote Street in Corinth, MS. 

KY: The Richmond church in Kentucky is looking for a family involvement minister to motivate, teach, and encourage Christian development among our youth and families. They want a man who is energetic and enthusiastic, married,  who will function well as a facilitator under the leadership of the shepherds. “He must be well-versed in Scripture, recognizing that the Bible is the single and final authority, have experience working with youth and families, a heart for evangelism and be fluent in social media. He will teach classes for our youth and be involved in long-range curriculum planning. There will be opportunities to preach as well. The goal for this work is to build spiritual families, strengthen Christian relationships, and to instill the Word of God deeply in each heart.” Serious inquiries send email to:

AL/FL: Richard O’Connor is moving to work with the Saks church in the Oxford, AL area.  This leaves the pulpit at Northwest, Tampa, FL open. Info at:

TN: Barrett Bingham has been named the associate minister at Old Hickory in the Nashville area. He will begin his work there in December.

That’s the news.

It’s that time…16 scoops for you

As always, we only know what we are told, so keep us posted as you hear of information. If you spot incorrect or dated info please let us know at And, as always, thanks.

TN/AL  – Adam Faughn has accepted the pulpit role at 9th Ave in Haleyville, AL. Which means the pulpit at Lebanon Road in Nashville will be opening.  Their website is:

TN – James Ave in Nashville has hired Jerry Ladd. He is leaving the College Grove congregation so they are looking. 8751 Horton Highway College Grove 615 268-7118.

AL – As of September 15, the Palisaides congregation in Birmingham is looking for a minister. No phone calls, please. Send resumes to or

NV – The Desert Church of Christ in Pahrump, NV is a small (15 folks) congregation and is looking for a minister.  On Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings they have about 5-6 regularly. The churches in Las Vegas, NV send a preacher up to help on Sunday mornings. They are unable to compensate a preacher on a full-time basis. They want a preacher but he must work outside of the pulpit or bring support with him. Contact Eddie at: (775) 751-4870 home; (760) 475-8038 cell.

TN – The Winchester church is looking for a preacher.  You can learn more about this 350-400 member congregation at

FL – The Northwest Tampa congregation in Florida is looking for a preacher.  They have about 350-380 worshipper. You can learn more about them at Contact elder is Lewis Patterson and I do not have contact info on him.

TN The Jones’ Chapel church in Franklin is looking for a preacher. They do not provide full time support. You can learn more about them from Randy Bouldin. Their website is: Contact the church at: Contact Randy at:

MI: Lincoln Park in Detroit Metropolitan area is looking for a full time preacher.  They have about 170 in their Sunday AM attendance. They want a man who will work with students and families. Here is their “wish list: of qualifications:

•             Spiritual and emotional maturity

•             A Bible degree or equivalent schooling

•             Spiritual and emotional maturity

•             In a strong healthy marriage relationship

•             A strong interest in preaching, teaching, personal evangelism and visitation

•             Willing to work with the whole church in ministering to all ages

Send resume with three references and a sermon (video) to: Lincoln Park Church of Christ Russell Bone 2957 Fort Street Lincoln Park, MI  48146 or Call (313) 928-5810

SD: The church of Christ at Rapid City, SD is in need of a full-time minister. They are a congregation of 40+ in a semi-missionary area.  The present minister is retiring because of illness. Prior training and experience is preferred.  Salary and a residence will be provided.  Learn more about them at   Email the Search Committee at:

TN: Jason Shepherd has resigned at Madison in Nashville. Website:

CA: The Mid-valley congregation in Tulare, CA is looking for a minister. They are around 85-100 members. (559) 687-9636.

TN: The preacher at Chapel Hill church of Christ in White Bluff resigned Sunday. They have about 175 members. Contact them at

AL/FL: Richard O’Connor is moving to work with the Saks congregation in Alabama.

TN: Chris Fry is leaving the West Dyersburg church to work with Latin American Missions. To learn more about West Dyersvurg go to

CA: The Woodward Park church in Fresno is in the hunt for a pulpit preacher. The preacher decided to move into another role. To find out more about this 600+ member congregation contact Ken Perry 75 W. Athens Ave. Clovis, CA  93611,

NC: Pine Valley congregation in Wilmington NC is looking for a minister.  Their website is  That’s all I know about it.  Sunday attendance is between 150-200 members.

There you go. Seems like a lot this week.