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Newsmakers, December 2018


Josiah Knowles, with the Charles and Judy Siburt Christian Character Award for Christ-like passion and service, and Zach Badon, with the K.C. Moser Student Ministry Award for exhibiting ministry above and beyond the classroom.

Brandon Fredenburg presents a student ministry award to Lubbock Christian senior Zach Badon.

The awards were presented at the annual Moser Ministry Conference at Lubbock Christian University in Texas.


James E. Thompson

James E. Thompson, 79, who died Oct. 6.

Thompson retired in December 2017 after 50 years as senior minister for the North Broadway Church of Christ in Mt. Clemens, Mich. He founded the Midwestern Christian Institute, which trained preachers and teachers who served around the globe.

Survivors include Marva, his wife of 58 years, three children, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.



Lance Gooden

Lance Gooden, member of the Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ in Terrell, Texas, to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Gooden, a Republican who will represent Texas’ 5th Congressional District, served previously as a state representative.

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