The Rev. Ralph Nance will be honored in Morgan County this weekend for his 40 years in the ministry.
A reception in his honor is planned from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Meadowview Baptist Church.
The reception is open to the public.
Nance pastored Grace Baptist Church in Harriman for a number of years.
He announced his call to the ministry on Jan. 3, 1971, in Shady Grove Baptist Church.
In his 40 years, Nance has pastored churches in Roane, Morgan and Fentress counties.