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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Distinguished African-American Pastor, Professional, Student Awards Banquet

(Distinguished African American Pastor, Professional, Student)

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:00 PM - Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Crowne Plaza
401 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902

Keynote Speaker
Rev. Dr. Forrest
E. Harris, Sr.
President, American
Baptist College
Nashville, TN

Master of Ceremonies
Tim Hall
Kingsport, TN

Honorable Daniel T. Brown
Mayor, Knoxville, TN

Marion Jones
Recording Artist
Greeneville, TN

Dinner Musician
Rev. William J. Reid
Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church
Bristol, VA

The Johnson Sisters
Louise Quarles, Morristown, TN
LaShanurda Golden, Knoxville, TN

AHERN, Inc. DAPS (Distinguished African American Pastor, Professional, Student) of the Month are selected from a list of candidates submitted each month. Each candidates is selected on a 5 point grade scale in each category below:
Academic Achievement
School Involvement
Church Involvement
Community Involvement
Organization Affiliations


Pastor of the Month Candidates must have served as pastor of the same church for three years.

Rev. C. Danny Johnson
Pastor, Thankful Baptist Church
Johnson City, TN

Rev. Churchill W. Moore, Sr.
Pastor, Spurgeon Chapel AME Zion Church
Oak Ridge, TN

Rev. Dr. Willis (W. A.) A. Johnson
Pastor, Lee Street Baptist Church
Bristol, VA

Rev. Dr. Harold A. Middlebrook, Sr.
Pastor, Cannan Baptist Church of Christ
Knoxville, TN

Rev. Charles M. Martin
Pastor, Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Johnson City, TN


Professional of the Month candidates must be in business and/or served in a professioal field for 3 years.

Jackie Charles
Vice-President, Green Bank
Rogersville, TN

Avon W. Rollins
Director, Beck Cultural Center
Knoxville, TN

Willie Anderson
Vice-President, First Tennessee Bank
Greeneville, TN

Paul A. Montgomery
Vice-President, Community Relations & Coporate Services
Eastman Chemical Co.
Kingsport, TN

Darlene Ely
Area Supervisor, Tennessee Dept. of Labor & Workforce
Morristown, TN


Student of the Month candidates must be a High School Senior, College Freshman or Sophomore

Chelsea M. Solomon
Senior, Morristown East High School
Morristown, TN

Ashley Craft
Freshman, East TN State University
Johnson City, TN

Elise M. Jones
Senior, Fulton High School
Knoxville, TN

William Carmichael
Senior, Greeneville High School
Greeneville, TN


Jacqueline Collins-Hudson
Cocke County, TN
Newport, TN

M. Elizabeth Johnson
Jefferson County, TN
Jefferson City, TN

Lillian Leeper
Sullivan County, TN
Church Hill, TN

Calvin Sneed
Sullivan County, TN
Chattanooga, TN


Jeannine Blevins
Morristown, TN

Robert Leeper
White Pine, TN

Marco Ripley
Greeneville, TN

Carlette Russaw
Jonesborough, TN


Bethel AME Zion Church, Kingsport, TN

Bethel United Methodist Church, Morristown, TN

Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Morristown, TN

Friendship Baptist Church, Greeneville, TN

New Hope Baptist Church, White Pine, TN

New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

Phillippi Baptist Church, Elizabethton, TN

Russell Chapel AME Zion Church, Rogersville, TN

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Whitesburg, TN

Toney's Chapel Baptist Church, Morristown, TN


Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN