Gibson, Asbury awards deadline draws near


The Mississippi Conference seeks nominations for the Tobias Gibson and Francis Asbury awards.

The Tobias Gibson Award is given to individuals who have made major contributions to preservation, collecting and promoting Methodist history. The Francis Asbury Award is for Fostering Ministries in Higher Education.

 Bishop Francis Asbury encouraged United Methodists to build schools in locations central to churches so that young adults and youth would have more opportunities to broaden their minds. The Francis Asbury Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to higher education and campus ministry at the local, district or annual conference level of the church.

All awards will be presented during Annual Conference at the Award Banquet June 11.

To nominate an individual, contact the Rev. Fitzgerald Lovett at P. O. Box 1147, Jackson, MS 39215 or

Deadline for nominations for the Tobias Gibson and Francis Asbury awards is April 13.