Bob Ballance is pastor of First Baptist Church of South Boston, Va., coming from Pine Street Church in Boulder, Colo.

Steven Case died Oct. 8 in Washington, D.C. He was retired pastor of First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Penn.

Andrew Gardner is winner of the 2015 Torbet Prize from the American Baptist Historical Society for the best Baptist history essay. Titled “Reversing Roles: Denominational Community Among the American Baptist Churches USA and the Alliance of Baptists,” the essay will appear in The American Baptist Quarterly.