Caviness doesn’t believe in ear-tickling at Rocky Branch

Kris Caviness started preaching at Rocky Branch Baptist Church west of Bruce last July on a supply basis. That grew to interim and soon after he was voted full-time pastor.
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King excited for future at Clark’s Chapel MBC

Gene King Sr. was hired as pastor at Clark’s Chapel seven months ago. The small church is located on CR 159 just north of where Hwy. 341 intersects with Hwy. 32 in Northeast Calhoun County.
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Shed King is new pastor at Bridges Chapel in Pittsboro

Shed King was named pastor at Bridges Chapel west of Pittsboro in December. Bridges became acquainted with King through his uncle Gene King, pastor of Clark’s Chapel.
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Smithville principal pastors Trinity Bible near Derma

Chad O’Brian’s first Sunday at Trinity Bible Baptist Church was March 16, 2014.
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Franklin Dunn in his fifth year as pastor of historic Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Franklin Dunn was saved at the age of 12 and when asked by an evangelist what Jesus had done for him, Dunn recalled answering “He chased the devil clean out of me.”
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Davidson, Jesus is Lord Church in Vardaman ‘loves their neighbors’

Jesus is Lord Church in Vardaman started in 1994 with the first services in the late Lorene Havens’ living room.
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Bobby Cobb feels something special working at Westside Baptist Church

Bobby Cobb ran a service station in New Albany in the late 1960s before leaving to take a truck driving position. During that time he was “saved, but never satisfied.”
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Halderman shares love for the Lord, Sherman Baptist Church

Johnny Halderman first started preaching at Sherman Baptist Church west of Bruce when he was asked to fill in for his father-in-law, James Calder, who had become ill.
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Hych, Union Grove always happy to serve community

The more than century old Union Grove MB Church was originally on the Blue House Road south of Calhoun City next to the late Aubrey Enochs’ house.
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A few of the more memorable lines from our 2017 pastor series

We’re approximately half way through our effort to feature every church and its pastor in Calhoun County. We interviewed 49 pastors in 2017 and pulled just a few of our favorite quotes from many of those stories as we reflect back on 2017.
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