Annual ministry wife award nomination deadline March 15

Less than two weeks remain to submit nominations for the 2014 Willie Turner Dawson Award presented each year at the Ministers’ Wives Luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Nominations may include ministry wives such as the wife of a pastor or the wife of any ministry staff member, women in other areas of ministry or women whose husbands have retired or are deceased. Women nominated should be those who have made a distinct denominational contribution that extends beyond the local church.

Janet Hunt was honored with the award last year, joining a list of impactful women including Texans Susie Hawkins, Dorothy Patterson, Carol Ann Draper and Barbara O’Chester. 

Nomination essays for the 2014 Willie Turner Dawson Award should be mailed by March 15 to Donna Avant at 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., 37934 or emailed to



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