By Karen L. Willoughbym, Managing Editor
DES MOINES, Iowa – For the first time in the award’s five-year history, the Joel Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to a Louisiana Southern Baptist.
James Carson, director of missions in Caldwell, Deer Creek and Richland Baptist Associations, and coordinator of Disaster Relief Chaplaincy for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, received the national award Aug. 14 in Des Moines, at the annual Disaster Relief Summer Roundtable.
“I’m elated about the fact he’s been selected,” said Gibbie McMillan, LBC’s director of men’s ministries and Disaster Relief. “He’s been faithful and has done a tremendous work. We have more than 300 chaplains trained in stress management for Disaster Relief in our state, and James has trained them all.”