, Cullowhee, N.C., as he discerns potential surgeons and corrective surgical procedures related to an earlier colon cancer surgery. He is married to Tracey Bailey, organist at congregational partner Cullowhee Baptist Church.
, who today is having outpatient surgery. Eric is program director with the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. He also is a member of congregational partner First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.
, Hendersonville, N.C., who is undergoing chemotherapy. Linda is a member of congregational partner Providence Baptist Church and the mother of Brian Crisp, community ministry coordinator at congregational partner Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C.
, Winston-Salem, N.C., has been placed in hospice care. She is the grandmother of Mary Little Apicella, pastor of congregational partner Providence Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C.
The families and community of the eight members of the
Mberengwa Baptist Church
, Makuta Village, Zimbabwe, who perished from food poisoning. There are three others who are continuing to recover at Mpilo Central Hospital from ingesting poisonous mushrooms. The Mberengwa Baptist Church is a member of Active Hope Ministry Partner African Baptist Churches of Zimbabwe.
The family of
Beatriz Tirado Ortiz
, Oliva, Cuba, who died of leukemia on Feb. 16. She is the grandmother of Waldemar Murguido Sánchez-Quiros, a pastor with Active Hope Ministry Partner Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba.
Tim and Lynda Willis
, Clemson, S.C., at the tragic loss of their son John Willis on Feb. 27. Tim has held various positions in the Baptist world
the years, including as interim pastor of congregational partner Wake Forest Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C.
We celebrate alongside ...
Jillian Farmer Hankamer
, who has been called to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Penn. Jillian's home church is congregational partner Austin Heights Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas. She is a graduate of McAfee School of Theology and previously served as minister of youth at congregational partner Kirkwood Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo.
, who learned this week that she is the recipient of the Len Cedarleaf Award for best theological position paper for the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Cristina is an Alliance-endorsed chaplain and educator.
, who has been called to serve as pastor of congregational partner Peakland Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va. Martha has served since 2001 on the ministerial staff of congregational partner St. John's Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
, Waco, Texas, who is now the foster mother of a baby girl, Leila. Kyndall is pastor of congregational partner Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas.
, who retired after serving as minister of music for 32 years at congregational partner Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. Ken served with all of the senior pastors. The music ministry included many of the traditional vocal and instrumental groups for all ages and a plethora of concerts and events for the church and community. Ken also was a concert classical guitarist and taught generations of people.