Each year, Friendly recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the church. This award, the Service Leadership Award, was given to three people this year – Missionary Ann Blair, Brother Brandon Hackney and Minister Leron James.
Missionary Blair is an active member of the Missionary Circle and president of the YWCC. She is the past president of the PEC (Progressive Education Committee). The PEC recognizes youth for their outstanding achievements in school and gives special recognition to the graduating seniors in a June Dinner. In 2018, Missionary Blair worked with the SWOT Analysis which is part of Friendly’s 5-Year Strategic Plan.
Brother Hackney is the president of the Gospel Mass Choir and is a member of His Own. He created the church Logo which is placed on cups for gifts and which will be part of the design for church lapel pins. He also designed the Leadership certificates and the tee shirts for the 66th Church Anniversary in 2018.
Minister James is the minister of music at Friendly and is also a member of His Own. During the Back to School Event in August, he gave free haircuts to the youth going back to school. As part of the Pastoral Staff, he was available at the Soup Kitchen, Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners to play music and preach the word of God.
Kudos to them for their excellent work in the ministry!