Green River Memorial Baptist Church, represented by pastor Jamie Bennett, received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 21.
Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.
The church received the community Change Award.
The awards are given based upon six elements, which spell the word Eagles. They include Encouraging and exhibiting Attitudes of Greatness, while Leading with high Expectations to Success.
Campbellsville Middle/High School Youth Services Center staff members nominated Green River Memorial Baptist Church for the honor.
Theresa Young, youth services center coordinator, wrote that Bennett has been a huge asset to the schools in the Taylor County community.
“Pastor Jamie demonstrates extraordinary commitment and embodies the spirit of service,” Young wrote.
She wrote that Bennett spearheaded a community collaborative fundraiser to provide much-needed school supplies for every student at Campbellsville Independent Schools.
“His kindness left us with an overwhelming sense of love and graciousness,” Young wrote.
“Pastor Jamie has truly brought change to our community with his heart of service and love for the Lord and families in our community.
“His heartfelt commitment will continue to move forward and inspire others, not only in our school district, but in our community and churches as well.”
Bennett is married to Campbellsville High School teacher Lauren Bennett.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith, at right, honors Green River Memorial Baptist Church pastor Jamie Bennett with the community Change Award.