Joel Wood

Interim Director of Missions

Joel Wood

Joel has been a Baptist preacher for 38 years. His most recent pastorate was at Hixson First Baptist Church where he ministered for 20 years. We welcome him and his ministry among us.

His schedule will normally be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 1/2 day on Friday.


Upcoming Events

April -- 2014
20 Easter!
23 Church Administrators' Lunch, Noon, Crossroads BX
24 Administrative Leadership Team Meeting, 4 PM, Association Office
25 Disaster Relief Training, 6:30-9:30 PM, Brainerd Hills Baptist Church
26 Disaster Relief Training, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Brainerd Hills Baptist Church
Regional (East) Bible Drill, Central Baptist Church, Knoxville
29 VBS Clinic, 6:30-9:00 PM, Morris Hill Baptist Church
May -- 2014
1 HCBMAA Dinner, 6 PM, Tea Cottage (call 267-3794 for reservations)
2 ESL Volunteers Appreciation Meal, 6 PM, China Moon Restaurant   
5 HCBA WMU Annual Meeting, (5:30 PM Silent Auction, 6 PM Dinner), Spring Creek Road Baptist Church
6 Pastors' Breakfast, 8 AM, Karl's Restaurant (Hixson)
8 Missions & Ministry Team Meeting, 5 PM, Association Office  
12 HCBA Executive Board Meeting, 11 AM, Association Office
19 Bi-Vocational Pastors' Meal, 7 PM, Ryan's Restaurant (Hixson)
26 Memorial Day
28 Church Administrators, Noon, Crossroads Cafe

e-Bridge (our e-newsletter)  April 16, 2014
Constitution of the Hamilton County Baptist Association
Guidestone Tax Guide for Ministers (2014 version)


HCBA Executive Board Reports

May, 2013  -- September  --  November  -- January, 2014 -- March


IRS Announces 2014 Standard Mileage Rates

IRS standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

56 cents per mile for business miles driven
23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

USPS Postage Rates

Postage rate for first class letter went up to 49 cents January 26, 2014. METERED rate update is one cent less on letters: $0.48 and $0.34 are the new rates for letters and postcards.

2013 Annual Meeting -- Book of Reports

 Director of Missions                       Executive Board Highlights         Prayer Ministry
 Baptist Collegiate Ministry             Finances/Language Ministry      
Woman's Missionary Union
 Baptist Men/Music Ministries         HaCoBACare                                 World Changers 
Church Media Library                     General Information                     Retirement Reception
                                                           Where Your Mission Dollars Go


Who Lives in Your Neighborhood?

The International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board have partnered together to develop a web site for obtaining Ethnic Demographics and people group info. If you are interested in discovering what type of people groups are living and working in your field of ministry I recommend this site. The address is 

Church of the Week
April 20, 2014

Birchwood Baptist Church
David Delmotte, Pastor
423 961-2525

5436 Hwy 60
Birchwood, TN 37308


Would YOU like to learn how to teach English as a Second Language or Tutor Children & Youth? Our next classes are August 15, 16, and 23, 2014. The Friday night class is 5 - 8 PM while the Saturday classes are from 9 AM - 3 PM. Call 267-3794 for more information or to sign up. You'll be glad you did!

Register for materials to Becky Witt
(423) 267-3794
(color poster)


The Prime Rib
(a website for Ministers Wives)


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