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Newsmakers, May 2019


Ross Harrod, Stuart McKinney and James Summers, elders of the Athens Church of Christ in Tennessee, with an appreciation dinner organized by the Ladies Sunshine Ministry.

Patti Simmons

Patti Simmons

Patti Simmons, member of the Greenwood Park Church of Christ in Bowling Green, Ky., with the Legendary Partner Award for 20 years of service with the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center.

Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter and member of the Skyway Hills Church of Christ in Pearl, Miss., with the Our Mississippi Honors Lifetime Achievement Award.

Oklahoma Christian Academy, a K-12 Christian school in Edmond, Okla., as one of the United States’ “Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation.


Trent Wheeler, as director of church relations for Mount Dora Christian Academy and Children’s Home in Florida. Zane Gastineau, as dean of the College of Sciences at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.


Josiah Schmitt, high school senior who placed third in the National Chess Tournament’s unrated division. He is the son of David and Glenda Schmitt. His father preaches for the 16th Avenue Church of Christ in Sterling, Ill.


Joseph Gannon, Joe Howe, David Smith and Norbert Vazquez, Lockhart Church of Christ in Texas.

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