TJI@TheJenkinsInstitute.comIt’s been an especially difficult couple of weeks for a number of our brothers. Vance Hutton’s brother, David was killed last week in an truck accident in Alabama. Vance preaches in Double Springs, AL. Steve Baggett’s 38 year old son, Matt, was killed in a wreck last Thursday. Steve preaches at Walnut Street in Dickson, TN. Bill Watkins had a heart attack last week. He will have open heart surgery today (Tuesday). Bill preaches at Crieve Hall in Nashville, TN. I know you will pray for each of these families.
Our dear friend Kirk Brothers will officially begin his presidency of Heritage Christian University in Florence, AL on June 4. I am excited about what all God will do through him with the school and its good people. Please take a moment and pray for Kirk in this exciting new time and role. He has prepared himself well and should be a blessing in every good way.
Now on to a boatload of scoops.
KY: The Broadway church in Paducah is looking for a preacher. Dan Owen who has preached there for many years will continue to work with the church there as well as his teaching through Bear Valley. They are looking for a little younger man during this time of transition. Contact elder Gary Enlow 270 559-1159. Learn more about Broadway at https://www.broadwaycoc.com/
MS: The congregation in Ripley is looking for a youth minister. Kenny Schmitz can give you more info on details, 662 882-1958.
TN/AL: Cody Michael has moved to Decatur to work with Grant Street as their Evangelism Minister. He joins the other ministers there as they strive to help that congregation grow. The Little Mountain church in East Tennessee has not yet hired a new minister.
AL: Paul Spurlin as accepted the role of The Connections Minister at the Palisades church in Birmingham. He joins Daniel Courington who is the preacher there. Of course, that leaves the University church in Montgomery’s youth minister job open.
TN: The Concord Road congregation hired Keith O’Neal to be their new youth minister. He moved from Ohio about 4 or 5 years ago and he worked at Lipscomb teaching teachers how to use technology. He has been a member at Concord Road since being in Middle Tennessee.
AL/TN: The Owen Crossroads church just outside Huntsville has hired Noah Vann to be their youth minister. He leaves Lafayette in TN. Learn more about that church at http://www.lafayettetnchurchofchrist.com/.
AL: Collin Little will be moving to work with Austinville in Decatur as their Youth and Family Minister. He has been with the Vernon congregation for three years. We will let you know Vernon’s plans when we have them.
TN: Ben McGreevy will be moving to work with the good South Gate church in Columbia as their youth man.
Ireland: Scott and Rebecca Shanahan moved to Galway Ireland back in January, to work with the very tiny church there. As soon as they moved immigration laws changed, and now it is nearly impossible for American missionaries to live here. They sadly have to leave in early August. Now they are looking for a U.K. citizen or EU citizen who wants to do full-time mission work, to go there to work with the church. It would also be possible for an American to live here if they have a grandparent who was born in Ireland and can prove it, and want to obtain citizenship. You can have both U.S. and Irish citizenship at the same time. An American would also be eligible to live here if they work for a company that could relocate them here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or think you can help.
TN: A note from David Sain: “After the privilege of preaching and teaching more than 140 times last year, my life has changed drastically. The day after Thanksgiving, in 2017, I went to the ER at Williamson Medical Center, in Franklin, TN. I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, and my heart was in A-Fib, and I had a large blood clot in my heart, which had to be dissolved slowly, over a two-week period, to prevent a stroke. By God’s grace, I plan to continue to preach. However, with ongoing health problems, it is wise that I preach less frequently. So, I am adjusting my preaching schedule. • I will continue to preach, once a month, at Fairview, in Pulaski, TN, on Sunday morning only. • I will continue to teach, once a month, in the School of Biblical Emphasis, in Athens, AL. • I will continue to accept invitations to preach, occasionally, on Sunday or Wednesday. • I will continue to schedule Gospel meetings, but not as often as I have in former years.”
FL: The Palm Beaches church in West Palm Beach is looking for a full-time minister. They want a family man who is willing to be active in the community. Send resumes to Ron Cullom at email@example.com
TN/FL: Brad Moser has been selected as the new president of Clarksville Christian. Was the head of school at Mt Dora.
TN: Keith Howell announced his resignation at Bethel. So Bethel will be looking for a preacher. Learn more about Bethel at http://www.bethelcofc.com/.
OR: Newport Avenue Church of Christ in Bend is looking for a preacher. Their previous preacher was there over 50 years and has passed away. They run about 55 on Sundays and are in a very beautiful area. “Bend is frequently ranked as one of the top places to live in the U.S. and a popular tourist destination. With an average of 12 people per day moving to Bend, this community is fertile ground for the Lord’s work in Oregon.” Email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tyler Neese 501 246-6801.
TN: Scoop to Lance Bennett. The Fairlane congregation in Shelbyville is beginning their search for a youth and family minister. General qualifications: bachelors degree in youth ministry and family ministry or Bible major. Candidates should be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic and good organizational skills and song leading abilities a plus. Fairlane has an average attendance of 200, with 5 elders 4 deacons and a full-time staff of 3 Send resumes to email@example.com.
AK: Anchorage is looking for a preacher. Must be able to connect with a variety of ages, cultures, and social-economic backgrounds. Four shepherds, nine deacons and a church of 300+ members. Active in evangelism, education visions, youth group, senior group, prison ministry. With a population of 300,000, Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska. Send resume and video to firstname.lastname@example.org 2700 Debarr Road Anchorage AK 99508-2978.
AR: Viola church welcomes Jim Bobo, SR as their new minister.
AL: The Barn Creek church between Haleyville and Hamilton has hired Hayden Childs to be their new preacher.
AL: Mark Little is the new preacher at East Colbert in the Florence area. He left the Farley church. Farley has about 60-70 members and is in South Huntsville. I held a meeting in Farley a few months back and had a good experience. Learn more about the church there at http://www.farleycoc.com/wordpress/.
FL: Joel Duke is going to pace Florida to work as their youth minister.
TN: The Granny White church is looking for a Children’s Minister. Send resumes to: email@example.com. If you have questions regarding the position email to Kyle Cochrane at the email listed above.
TX: The Southwest church in Austin is looking for a youth minister. Duties include: “Coordinate education curriculum and all activities for those grades 6-12, including all youth trips. Attend events in which our youth participate. Visit and set up Bible studies with youth that visit Bible classes or assemblies. Preach when the pulpit minister is absent. Work well with leadership and staff. We are looking for a biblically sound married man with a supportive and involved wife. Our ideal candidate will also possess good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Those who hold a degree in other areas of study but that have significant work-related experience will also be considered.” Send resume to Greg Dwyer firstname.lastname@example.org and Kerri Diller at email@example.com. Be sure to include a list of all your youth ministry experience and provide references related to the work experience. If available, please send a recorded copy of a recent lesson taught or sermon preached.
GA: Josh Posey is going to work with the Bowdon congregation. This leaves Lineville, AL open.
AL: Congratulations to James Wyers who received an honorary doctrant from Heritage Christian earlier this month. He has retired as the pulpit minister at Winfield after many good years. He is available for fill-in work as needed. Contact James at 256 468-7201.
TX: Josh Moore has left his work with the North Main church in Weatherford. He is looking for work as either a Youth & Family Minister, Campus Minister, or as a Pulpit Minister contact him if interested firstname.lastname@example.org. He can tell you about North Main too.
That’s a lot. With this many, certainly, we missed something. Let us know what we missed. TJI@TheJenkinsInstitute.com.