The “Troy L. Morrison” Leadership Award has become a significant recognition since its inception in 1999. During the first three years of its existence, the award was presented in two categories, New Work and Established Work. In 2002 the award was expanded to include a minister from a Bi-vocational Work (a church where the pastor holds dual employment).
Persons who would like to submit nominations for the award should carefully read the attached criteria and fill out the attached form. Completed nomination forms should be sent to the Office of LeaderCare & Church Health prior to September 20, 2019. The presentation of the awards will be made at the State Convention.
Previous recipients of the awards include:
1999–Lawrence Phipps, Gary Ashley
2000–Tim Anderson, Morgan Bailey
2001–Allan Murphy, Oliver “Dusty” McLemore
2002–Steve Lacy, Van Gauthe, Larry Harkness
2003–Barry Cosper, Joel Carwile
2004–Rick Reaves, Bob McKenzie, Larry Narrell
2005–Harold Rogers, Billy Masters, Jay Wolf
2006–Mike Mozingo, Garry Ragsdale, Larry Wimberly
2007–James (Bo) Brown, Ric Camp, Travis Coleman
2008–Randy Norris, Todd Burr, Bobby Morton
2009–Mike Shaw, Jason Jarvis, Stan Clayton
2010–Terry Cutrer, Todd Mitchell, Joey Rich
2011–Kevin Blackwell, Kevin Castleberry, James (Jim) O’Neal
2012–Jim Tate, Scott Reynolds, Ralph Henderson
2013–Kevin Wilburn, Tom Lindsey, Wayne Cook
2014–Jonathan Reaves, James Jones, Craig Gavin
2015–James Preachers, John Brock, Jeff Mann
2016-Orlando Buck, Steve Walters, James Watkins
2017–Chad Burdette, Faron Golden, John F. Robles
2018-Jacky Connell, Mike Northcutt, James W. Mercer
The criteria that have been followed in selecting recipients includes a basic statement, three categories with reference being given to three general groupings of churches (small, medium, large).
This award, The Troy L. Morrison Leadership Award, will be given to those individuals who have demonstrated evidence of leadership that has advanced the church in four key areas of kingdom growth-spiritual growth, ministry advancement, missions involvement and numerical growth.
Three categories –
New Work, Established Work, and Bi-vocational
New work (church less than ten years old)
Established work (church older than ten years)
Bi-vocational (church where the pastor holds dual employment)
Three Groupings –
Thoughtful reference has been and will continue to be given to persons who have served and are serving in small, medium or large size churches.
The persons who will be acknowledged as recipients of this significant recognition are identified through a process of nomination, evaluation, and selection by a subgroup of the Alabama Baptist LeaderCare & Church Health Coordinating Council.
Persons who desire to submit a nominee for one or more of the categories should use the form below to submit the name(s). The criteria expressed above should be observed in consideration of the nomination. Persons nominated before but not selected may be re-nominated.
The deadline for receiving nominations is September 20, 2019.