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Groups of volunteers from ministries scattered across two states recently gathered at the Impact Houston Church of Christ to host children and youth programs for the community.
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Across the Nation is our monthly rundown of news briefs, links and quotes from Churches of Christ across the U.S. Got an idea for this column? Email Audrey Jackson at [email protected].

Featured image (above): Groups of volunteers from ministries scattered across two states recently gathered at the Impact Houston Church of Christ to host children and youth programs for the community.

Members and students of the Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin, Texas; the Adams Boulevard Church of Christ in Bartlesville, Okla.; the Stillwater Church of Christ in Oklahoma; Lubbock Christian University in Texas; Mustangs for Christ from Wichita Falls, Texas; and the Perkins Church of Christ from Oklahoma also helped improve the audiovisual system in the Impact Houston church’s Spanish auditorium.

“Impact is so blessed by these young servants,” an administrator posted on the Impact Houston Facebook page.


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NEWSMAKERS

APPOINTED: Craig Laird as director of Gospel Tracts International in Fayetteville, Ark. Laird succeeds Robb Hadley. Lori Herrick as chief financial officer for Lubbock Christian University in Texas.

From left, Weston Jameson, Randy Pierson and Tim Spivey.

From left, Weston Jameson, Randy Pierson and Tim Spivey.

HIRED: Weston Jameson as head men’s basketball coach at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Jameson succeeds Jeff Morgan, who retired after 30 seasons as head coach. Randy Pierson as youth minister for the Allensburg Church of Christ in Lynchburg, Ohio. Max Pratt as minister for the Westworth Church of Christ in Westworth Village, Texas.

Eryn Burtnett, left, is baptized at the Hilliard Church of Christ in Ohio.

Eryn Burtnett, left, is baptized at the Hilliard Church of Christ in Ohio.

NAMED: Tim Spivey as associate vice president for spiritual life at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. Spivey will provide leadership to the Hub for Spiritual Life in the areas of Christian ministries and accompanying programs.

BAPTIZED: Gyllian Bowen at the Alpine Church of Christ in Longview, Texas. Dwayne and Rebekah Western at the Newburg Church of Christ in Louisville, Ky. Eryn Burtnett, Scott Boerner and Jason Begley at the Hilliard Church of Christ in Ohio. Janiya Alford at the South 41 Church of Christ in Valdosta, Ga. Caroline Galloway at the Church of Christ on Fishinger Road in Columbus, Ohio. Ben Higginbotham at the Glenmora Church of Christ in Louisiana.

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