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Newcomb guest speaker at annual wild game dinner

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Dr. Ray Newcomb

Dr. Ray Newcomb

Dr. Ray Newcomb, former long-time pastor at Millington First Baptist, will be the featured speaker when Bartlett Hills Baptist Church hosts its annual Men & Boy Wild-Game Supper on Feb. 8. He’ll also be preaching at the church’s 9:30 a.m. worship service on Feb. 9. Bartlett Hills Baptist Church is located at 4641 Ellendale Road. The wild-game dinner, which is hosted by Bartlett Hills Baptist Church’s men’s ministry, begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 (one free admission with a wild-game dinner dish). Children 12 and under are free. For more information call 386-9763 or visit There will be door prizes, vendor displays and music. Doors open at 5 p.m. (vendors), serving starts at 6 p.m. with the program at 7 in the church sanctuary. Newcomb served at Millington First Baptist from 1976-2009. He now lives in retirement in Counce, Tenn., not far from where he was baptized (Holly Springs Baptist Church in Corinth, Miss.) in 1952. He was ordained at South Corinth Baptist Church in 1959. During his time at Millington First Baptist he served (among other things) as Shelby Baptist Association’s president (Pastor’s Conference), moderator of the association and on the evangelism, strategy and operations committees. He was also president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention in 1993-94 and president of the Tennessee Baptist Pastor’s Conference in 1988.We know Dr. Newcomb left a lasting legacy at Millington First Baptist,” says Robbie Jordan of Bartlett, who chairs Bartlett Hills Baptist Church’s men’s ministry. “I also know he likes to fish. He really likes to fish, but he is a true fisher of men. We’re excited to have him. It’s going to be a great night.” The Adams Brothers Bluegrass Band will also be featured at the Bartlett Hills Baptist Church Men & Boys Wild-Game Supper. The group includes Dr. James Adams, pastor at Colonial Baptist Church in East Memphis, and his brother Paul, along with Gerald Thompson, Bud Michael and Danny Hill. Paul, who lives in Ripley, Miss., is a bi-vocational pastor at Canaan Baptist Church west of Walnut, Miss. Thompson, Michael and Hill are from the Booneville, Miss., area and are also members of the Good Times Bluegrass Band.

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