Jim Richardson Receives Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Robert Dixon Award

PORTLAND, Ore.—The North American Mission Board awarded Jim Richardson, recently retired director of disaster relief for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Robert E. Dixon Award, Jan. 28.

The Robert E. Dixon Award recognizes individuals for a lifetime of service that helped shape the course of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief by contributing in a manner that has made a significant impact on ministry both inside and outside their state conventions.

Jim Richardson has served Southern Baptist Disaster Relief for 20 years, serving many of those years as state disaster relief director for the Georgia Baptist Convention and Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He also served on the SBDR steering committee as the Region 3 representative.

 “Southern Baptist Disaster Relief would like to thank Jim for his faithful service and servant heart while bringing help, healing and hope to those in need,” a NAMB DR spokesperson said.

Upon accepting the award, Richardson, who retired Dec. 31, 2014, expressed appreciation to all the SBDR volunteers he has served with over the years.

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