Rev. Carol McEntyre, pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo., was awarded the Young Baptist Leadership Award for her excellence in Christian education ministry and leadership Monday at the 2014 Churchworks! Conference in Huntsville, Ala.
This award is presented annually to a young Baptist, clergy or congregational leader, who represents a growing interaction with and support of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and has demonstrated ministry to peers and colleagues of every generation. The award is given to affirm the recipient and encourage the younger generation of Cooperative Baptists.
Since 2012, McEntyre has served as pastor of FBC Columbia, Mo. A native of Sparta, Tenn., McEntyre received her undergraduate degree from Carson-Newman College in 1999 and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003 from Baylor University with a Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work.
Following seminary, McEntyre served as education minister at Church of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Augusta, Ga., and as community minister at First Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. While in Knoxville, McEntyre served on the Board of a local nonprofit dedicated to equipping the church to serve those in need in the community. McEntyre also served on the Faith Based Task Force for Knoxville’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.