Michael Kirby, a native of Lebanon, Tenn., has been selected as pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 66 Westbrook Road, in Ringgold, Ga.
A minister for 15 years, he comes to the congregation, which averages 200 in Sunday morning worship attendance, from Corinth Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga.
Kirby earned a bachelor of arts in biblical studies and theology from Union University and a master of divinity in church ministry.
He and his wife, Heather, have two children, Cameron, 4, and Sarah, 2.
National Memorial for the Unborn, 6230 Vance Road; 2 p.m. Sunday; public memorial service to remember and honor lives lost to abortion since 1973 and mark the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision; 899-1677 or www.memorialfortheunborn.org.
• Bowman Hills School, 300 Westview Drive NE (auditorium), Cleveland, Tenn.; beginning 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; 10-week seminar, "Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy," led by author Tim Roosenberg; free child care for ages 2-10 and free meals at 6:45 p.m. at subsequent meetings; 472-6231 or www.IslamandChristianity.org.
• Hamilton County Baptist Association, 6625 Lee Highway (campus of Tennessee Baptist Children's Home); 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2; workshop for volunteers willing to teach conversational English, with no previous experience required (all sessions mandatory); free to current English as Second Language teachers; 267-3794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• St. Marks Church - North Shore, 701 Mississippi Ave., 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31; Chattanooga Harp Ensemble concert, "The History of the Harp: A Musical Journey," features 13 harps, plus bells, cello, flute and percussion; free; 400-4241, www.harpscholar.org or www.chattanoogaharpensemble.org.
• New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road; 7 p.m. Wednesday; gospel concert by Diplomats; 903-8627.
Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; Friday evening through noon meal Sunday, Jan. 27; "Good Call: Learning the Way of Discernment" offers men and women wisdom and practical points that may assist in discerning God's call; $95, including room and meals; 256-734-8302 or email email@example.com.
First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave.; noon, Thursday; Scenic City Women's Network monthly luncheon offers address, "Heart at Work," by new executive director Jan Krouskop; reservation deadline Tuesday; 698-6262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.