Retired professor, Dr. Jim Edmonds, was an inspiration

by Kevin Moore

newsHENDERSON, Tenn. (BNc) – On Wednesday morning April 24, 2013, after an extensive battle with cancer, Dr. Jim Edmonds went to be with the Lord whom he loved and faithfully served throughout his life.

Jim was a Professor of Business Law at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) for 31 years before his deteriorating health forced him to retire last year. He had also served as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at FHU, and Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member of Henderson Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

Retired Freed-Hardeman teacher passes away

HENDERSON, Tenn.(BNc) – Eugene Hibbett, 80, retired longtime science teacher at Freed-Hardeman (FHC) died Saturday, Oct. 6.

Hibbett leaves behind his wife Jacqueline, daughter and son-in-law Lynne and Kevin Moore, and son and daughter-in-law Lee and Sarah Hibbett, and four grandchildren, Loren and Kaitlyn Moore, and Elizabeth and Rachel Grace Hibbett. He is also survived by three brothers, George Hibbett of Florence, Ala., Ike Hibbett of Montgomery, Ala., and James Hibbett of Riverton, Ill.

Hibbett, professor emeritus of physical science had been diagnosed with meningitis as a result of West Nile virus. He died at Select Specialty Hospital at St. Frances in Memphis. Continue reading

East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions announces new director

by Jody L. Apple, Director of Information Technology

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) – Dr. David Lipe, former professor at Freed-Hardeman University, became the new director of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions (ETSPM) effective April 30, 2012. With many years’ experience in both church and academic arenas, Dr. Lipe is highly qualified to direct ETSPM.

In his 45 years of preaching, Dr. Lipe has worked with congregations in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. He has held over 400 gospel meetings, spoken on numerous lectureships and participated in foreign mission campaigns in at least five countries. During his last nine years at FHU he preached for the Bethel Springs congregation, and most recently worked with the Sycamore church in Cookeville, Tenn. Continue reading

Digital version of Freed-Hardeman Lectureship available

HENDERSON, TN (BNc) – E-text versions of the 76th Annual Bible Lectureship of Freed-Hardeman University are now available, according to Tom L. Childers.

The 76th lectureship will be held Feb. 5-10, 2012. The 2012 lectureship book of 490 pages written by nearly 100 writers deals mainly with General Epistles: James to Jude. Continue reading

New missionaries in Scotland

by Jon Galloway

EAST KILBRIDE, Scotland (BNc) – We welcomed a new coworker to East Kilbride this summer. Richard and Mary Harp moved over on 23rd June with a five-year commitment to work with the congregation in East Kilbride.

Richard and Mary both attended Freed-Hardeman University. Richard received both his Bachelor and Masters Degrees from FHU, the latter being in New Testament. Mary has her BA in Art. While studying for his Masters Degree, Richard also served as the youth minister for the congregation in Selmer, Tenn. He is sponsored by the Fourth Street church in Selmer.

Richard worked with the Cumbernauld congregation the summer of 2005. That summer he was able to work with Camp Heather and he came to the attention of the elders at East Kilbride. They invited him to come back to work with the East Kilbride congregation, primarily concentrating on building up the youth work. Continue reading

William Woodson dies

by Dale Jenkins

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (BNc) – On Sep. 4, at about six in the evening, brother William Woodson of Walker Country, Ala., former chairman of the Bible department at Freed-Hardeman University, first chair of the DLU Bible graduate program, and former minister at Granny White died.

The last year his health had gone down and the last two to three weeks he has been in the hospital. Jeanne and his family, Dan Winkler and Jeremiah Tatum were with him when he died.  We appreciate how our friend Jeremiah has ministered to this family the last several years and more specifically the last few weeks. Continue reading

Mrs. Leonard Johnson passes

by Tom Childers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNc) – Bernice Cagle Johnson, 99, passed away August 5, 2010. She was the wife of Leonard Johnson, former Freed-Hardeman University Bible faculty member and co-founder of Faulkner University. She served as part of Faulkner’s first faculty. Bernice supported her husband as a college professor at Christian universities in Alabama, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, as well as the many congregations where he preached. Her life as wife, mother, and grandmother was spent serving and caring for her family and many others who enjoyed her hospitality. Continue reading

Preacher and professor Coleman Crocker dies

by Tom Childers

MAURY CITY, Tenn. (BNc) – Coleman Crocker, 75, of Maury City, and formerly of Union City, died July 3 at his home.

His funeral was Monday, July 5, in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home in Union City. Richard McCaskill and Keith Parker officiated, with burial in Fremont Cemetery.

Brother Crocker was born Aug. 27, 1934, in Obion County, Tenn. He married Geraldine Pipkin in 1956, and she survives. Continue reading

Authors and publishers prominent at FHU Lectures

HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNc) — The Bible Bookstore will host book signings for eight authors during the Freed-Hardeman lectureship week.  Come by and meet these authors: Bruce Morton, Jay Lockhart, Phil Sanders, Dwina Willis, Debbie Bumbalough, Cynthia Guy, Allen Webster and Brad Price.

Don’t forget to stop by and meet Barbara A. Oliver, who will be staffing a booth for BNc’s Forthright Press in the Lectureship Exhibit area.

The Lectureship runs from Sunday, Feb. 7 to Friday, Feb. 12. The theme for the 74th annual Bible lectureship is: Perfecting God’s People, Christ and Culture in Corinthians.

FHU team considers Scotland

by Jon Galloway

fhuteamEAST KILBRIDE, Scotland (BNc) – Five young Christians in the process of forming a mission team visited Scotland in March. The team plans to begin a new work.

They are very interested in coming to Scotland, so we spent a week showing them areas where new congregations are needed, primarily in the central belt, where we are located. Continue reading