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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year

Sep 8, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – Do you know a Southern Baptist businessman or businesswoman who is making a huge impact for Jesus Christ through his or her marketplace influence?

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is planning to hold its second annual Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of the Year recognition in 2017, and ABN readers are invited to nominate a businessman or businesswoman for consideration.

“The ABN wants to bring attention to Arkansas Baptists who are making a difference for Christ in the lives of others and through their businesses and in the marketplace,” said Tim Yarbrough, ABN editor/executive director.

Jim Gillis, owner of Gillis Inc., a construction company located in Jonesboro, was named the first recipient of the honor in 2016. Gillis, 65, was nominated for the award by Glen Putman, pastor of Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro, where Gillis leads a Bible study for Hispanics. Many Hispanic construction workers who Gillis employs are ministered to through the study.

Each candidate should be a resident of Arkansas and a member of an Arkansas Baptist church and should be actively involved in ministry in his or her church and in other areas.

To nominate someone, please include the following: 1) name, phone number, email and church membership of the submitter; 2) name, phone number, email and church membership of the candidate, and 3) a 200-300 word essay explaining why the candidate should be considered for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of the Year, including the impact he or she makes in the business world, as well as his or her involvement in church/ministries/missions.

Submissions must be received on or before Nov. 4.

Email nominations to tim@arkansasbaptist.org or mail to Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of the Year, Arkansas Baptist News, 10 Remington Dr., Little Rock, AR 72204.

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