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Madden, former TBC executive director, dies at 90

JACKSON, Tenn.July 21, 2009 – Tom Madden, retired executive director for the Tennessee Baptist Convention died July 19 at age 90.

A native of Enid, Okla., Madden came to Tennessee in 1951 to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church, Greenbrier, after serving as a pastor in both his home state and in Texas. After several years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Tullahoma, he became the executive director of the TBC in 1979, a position he held until his retirement in 1989.

Union University awarded Madden with an honorary doctorate degree in 1979.

Visitation will be July 21 from 5-8 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. The funeral will be at First Baptist Church in Tullahoma July 22 at 1 p.m., and burial will be July 23 at 1 p.m. at Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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