FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (BNC) by Adam Cozort — Members of the Middle Fayette congregation were out door-knocking Sat., Oct. 8, in preparation for their upcoming gospel meeting when tragedy struck. Sixteen-year-old Caelyn Adams and another member were walking on the side of the road when a driver high on prescription drugs hit her head on. Continue reading “16-year-old preacher’s daughter killed while door-knocking for gospel meeting”
HARTSELLE, Ala. (BNC) — William Jeremy Hulsey, 43, gospel preacher with the Aldridge Grove congregation in Moulton, and his wife Sandra, 37, were killed in their home Thursday night, according to Jamie Suiter. Continue reading “Son arrested for murder of preacher and wife”
HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn (BNc) — Laura, age 50, Claire, 19, and Will Shelburne, 22, were killed in an accident on Tennessee I-40, Friday, June 27. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Street Church of Christ, Dickson, TN. Visitation will be from 11:00 – 2:00. Burial will follow in Dickson Memorial Gardens.
To be updated on the conditions of Terry and Abel Shelburne, father and son, also injured in the accident, visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/shelburne. A Terry Shelburne Family Benefit Fund to help this family has been set up at Regions Bank. Donations may be given at any Regions Bank in the name of Terry Shelburne.
HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn (BNc) — A terrible accident claimed the lives of Laura Shelburne and two of her children, Claire and Will, Friday, June 27, near Mile Marker 161 on I-40 west of Nashville, Tenn. Continue reading “Tennessee I-40 accident claims lives of elder’s daughter and two grandchildren”
PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic (BNc) — A young preacher was hacked to death for baptizing a young woman, missionary Joseph Worndle wrote yesterday.
Jonas was one of his best students at the preaching school. Continue reading “Preacher student hacked to death with machete for baptizing woman”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — Kerry Anderson, president of the Gospel Advocate company, was found dead at his home the night of Aug. 13, Greg Tidwell, editor of Gospel Advocate magazine, announced yesterday.
He was 52 and died of natural causes, according to Spring Meadows minister Dale Jenkins.
No further details are available at this time.
“Kerry was dedicated Christian, a gifted song leader, and a leader among our brethren. He was bright, funny, and full of wit. He showed much wisdom and was gifted at finding solutions to publishing problems. GA was among the first publishers in America to use the technology of the lightning press, which could produce a few hundred books in a very short period of time. I’m sure Kerry had a lot to do with that,” Search for Truth speaker Phil Sanders said.
“I will miss Kerry greatly. Our last contact was on a project to produce a wonderful tool that would bless the brotherhood. We were not able to put all the pieces together, but his help and advice were priceless. The day will come when we will pursue this opportunity. I counted Kerry as a great friend and ally,” Phil said.
The GA company’s media statement can be read in this PDF file.
Please keep the Anderson family in your prayers.
FULTON, Miss. (BNc) — A retired preacher and his wife were found murdered at home late Friday night.
Fred and Mildred Joy House, ages 77 and 79, were found by their son Tom at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Tom preaches for the Plainview congregation, in the Fulton area (see his Polishing the Pulpit bio).
Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Jake H. Carpenter, 29, of Fulton, as a suspect in the homicides, according to WTVA, after he was found driving the couple’s car in Russellville, Ala., early Saturday morning. Continue reading “Update: Preacher and wife murdered at home in Miss.”
GENEVA, Ala (BNc) — Margaret Ann Warren Williams, age 94, of McMinnville, TN (Daylight Community) died Wednesday, January 12, 2011. She was born May 14, 1916, in Warren County, TN, was a homemaker, member of the Earleyville church of Christ and an elder’s wife. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by parents William Thomas and Willie Mae Sanders Warren, husband Wesley Brown Williams, daughter Martha Ann Williams Gary, grandson Jonathan Brad Williams, great-granddaughter Hannah Harrison, a sister Alma Milligan and step-brother Alex Stone. Continue reading “Margaret Ann Warren Williams, 1916 – 2011”
by Greg Howell, elder, Cordova, Tenn., church
MEEKER, Colo. (BNc) — Vanessa Martin and her children, Stone and Alana, were involved in a very serious car accident Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, in Meeker, Colo.
Vanessa is the daughter-in-law of Cordova church minister Jerry Martin. Paul and Vanessa Martin work with the Meeker church, a small mission congregation in central Colorado.
Stone was airlifted to Grand Junction with his father Paul by his side. Ten-year-old Stone passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 20. Continue reading “Martin family involved in auto accident”
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (BNc)- The state attorney’s office ‘precluded’ any charges against the driver of the van who allegedly killed Heather Whalley and seriously injured her husband Apr. 10. Continue reading “No charges brought against errant driver”
James Joel Stephens, deacon with the North Sheridan church, Tulsa, Okla., passed away July 8. Continue reading “Tulsa Deacon Joel Stephens Passes”
Robert Courtney, preacher for the West End church in Clanton, Ala., drowned Monday in a work accident at Mitchell Dam. Continue reading “Ala. Preacher Robert Courtney Drowns”
Pratt, Kan. (BNc)- The son and daughter-in-law of a Kansas preacher were killed Friday by a tornado while traveling in Kansas. Continue reading “Kansas Tornado Kills Couple in Car”
MAYFIELD, Ky. (BNc)- A tragic incident in Mayfield has resulted in several injuries and at least one death. Continue reading “Church Bus Accident Kills One, Injures More”
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BNc)- Two Christians were among the five killed in a plane crash Tuesday soon after taking off from Wiley Post Airport.
Rick Sandoval and Tim Hartman were the pilots of the Cessna 500 Citation 1 which lost control after lifting off about 3:15 p.m. yesterday. All five occupants of the plane were killed. Continue reading “Two Christians killed in Okla. plane crash”
By Associate Editor Joe May
LITTLE ROCK Ark. (BNc)- Two elderly saints were killed in Little Rock as they attempted to cross the street Jan. 16 for Wednesday evening Bible study at Central church of Christ. Continue reading “Elderly Couple Killed at Church Crossing”
MONTGOMERY AL, UPDATE 7 NOV. (WGN)- A day after losing his mother, Karen, in a house fire, 16-year-old Alabama Christian Academy student Jordan Creel rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Daleville High School. Continue reading “Student Plays Winning Game After Mother’s Death”