Baptist Seminary of Kentucky trustee Reba Cobb and adjunct professor Jim Holladay were among the recipients of the By Faith awards presented during the Autumn Celebration of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky.
The awards, which recognized their contributions to CBF life, were given during the virtual event held Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10. Both have been involved with CBF since its beginning.
Cobb was a member of the first executive committee of CBF Kentucky. She was also a member of the national CBF’s inaugural Global Coordinating Council and was a “founding mother” of Baptist Women in Ministry. Cobb is a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, where she was minister of spiritual formation from 2005 until her retirement in 2012.
Holladay, one of BSK’s first adjunct faculty members, is teaching spiritual formation this semester. He was elected the first president of CBF Kentucky in 1991. CBF Kentucky’s Coordinating Council. A pastor of Baptist congregations for more than 40 years, he has served Lyndon Baptist Church in Louisville since 2000.
Others receiving By Faith awards included Charlie and Clara Gatton, members of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, and Colleen Burroughs, a former Kentuckian who now resides in Birmingham, Alabama. Delores Baugh, who lived in Elizabethtown, was honored posthumously.
At the Autumn Celebration, Laura Rodgers Levens, assistant professor of Christian mission, co-led a plenary session about Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry’s work for racial justice, and Lewis Brogdon, research professor of preaching and black church studies, spoke at a breakout workshop on race relations. In addition, two BSK graduates, Amanda Standiford and Sara Turpin, led a breakout workshop titled “Godly Play.” Standiford is associate pastor of children and spiritual formation at First Baptist Church in Frankfort, and Turpin is associate pastor of spiritual formation at Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville.