Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-07-24

Samford University seeks nominations for Alabama Baptist Minister of the Year and Layperson of the Year honorees.

Nominees for 2008 Minister of the Year may serve any size church or be retired, bi-vocational or a director of missions. Selection criteria include service as an effective and consistent model of leadership in the local church, denominational involvement and missions and evangelism support.

The Layperson of the Year award recognizes an individual who has provided faithful service to God through his or her Alabama Baptist congregation.

Deadline for nominations is September 5. Honorees will be honored at a luncheon during the fall meeting of Samford Board of Ministerial Mentors in October at Samford.

Nominators should supply a supporting letter outlining reasons why their nominee should receive the award. Mail to: Dr. Ron Wilson, University Relations, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.

For information, phone Dr. Wilson at (205) 726-4200 or email jrwilso1@samford.edu.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.