2 Kentucky Baptists get national honors for helping during disasters


HENDERSONVILLE, Tn. (WTVQ) – Two Kentucky Baptists received national recognition for helping others when they need it most.

Kentucky Disaster Relief volunteers Karen Smith and Keith Stinson were honored for their service during the annual Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Roundtable in Hendersonville, Tenn., Jan. 27.

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Smith, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, was one of three people nationally who received the Phillips Award for exemplifying Christ-like service during a crisis.

Stinson was among a select group of seven volunteers in the U.S. awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Richmond.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s national disaster relief organization presented a total of 12 awards for outstanding Christian service to humanity during times of crisis.

Kentucky Baptists help to make up the more than 65,000 Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers across the country who are able to respond to natural and man-made crises with an array of services.

The Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief is offering a series of training events for new and returning volunteers. The next opportunity is Feb. 12-13 at Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington. For complete information, visitwww.kybaptist.org/drtraining.