Knoxville said farewell to a cornerstone of Sunday mornings for thousands of Christians.
After 20 years of service to the First Baptist Concord Church, Dr. Doug Sager retired from his position as senior pastor. Sunday's retirement ceremony featured a video montage of Dr. Sager's live and a prayer for the new pastor, John Avant.
First Baptist Concord is the largest Southern Baptist church in Knoxville with a congregation of more than 8,000 members.
Dr. Sager and his wife, Faye, served the ministry for 62 years.