Globe-trotting 87-year-old ‘librarian’ earns 2015 Lifetime of Mission Service Award


At an age when most people are sitting in recliners or at least slowing down, 87-year-old Eva Nell Hunter, a member of Central Baptist Church, Decatur, keeps a pace that would leave people many years younger in the dust.

Hunter, the 2015 Lifetime of Mission Service Award recipient, is best known to Alabama Baptists for her work in church libraries, but according to Pastor Rob Jackson, describing her as a librarian “is a vast understatement.”

According to Jackson, Hunter has a heart for missions like no other. “I can think of no one in my 25 years in the ministry who comes close to being a missions volunteer for life like Eva Nell Hunter,” he said. (continued…)

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