By Aaron Weaver
DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship was honored April 21 at the annual meeting of The Baptist History & Heritage Society (BHHS), the leading scholarly organization for Baptist historians in America.
BHHS Executive Director Bruce Gourley presented CBF with the Carolyn Blevins Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented each year to an individual or organization considered to have provided commendable and exemplary service to the society and is an expression of the Baptist history organization’s appreciation for contributions made to the success of the society in its ministry and service.
The award is named after Carolyn Blevins, a prominent history professor at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., who is now retired as associate professor of religion emerita.
CBF Communications Manager and BHHS member Aaron Weaver and Stephen Reeves, CBF’s associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy, received the award on the Fellowship’s behalf.
“CBF is honored to receive the Carolyn Blevins Meritorious Service Award and grateful for the many years of friendship and partnership with The Baptist History and Heritage Society,” Reeves said. “By sharing the story of Baptists with CBF congregations, pastors and students, BHHS celebrates the common heritage of all Baptists while informing the future. Through our continued partnership, we look forward to many years of forming together with fellow Baptists around discussions of our shared history and heritage.”
CBF is a Christian Network that helps people put their faith to practice through ministry efforts, global missions and a broad community of support.The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.