Recently, Pastor Richard A Neal, Sr and his wife Pat announced their retirement from active pastoral ministry. The Neals are not strangers to Tennessee but are loved and respected across this state and by your overseer. This was not a hasty decision, and the Neals will continue to minister, but in a different ministry. We know that they will be a blessing.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Larry D. Meadors, Jr. to serve as the new pastor of the Lebanon church. Larry and his family have been serving in the Carthage area in a new church plant and have welcomed the opportunity to serve the wonderful people at Lebanon.

This change of ministry will take place on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Please join me in prayers for both families as they transition into this new chapter of ministry.