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IBSA Disaster Relief: Shelby to receive Robert E. Dixon Lifetime Achievement Award

Jack Shelby receives Lifetime Achievement AwardOne of our own Illinois Southern Baptists is being nationally recognized for his service with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries. Jack Shelby has been awarded the Robert E. Dixon Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Disaster Relief Committee.

Individuals nominated for the award are considered pioneers or key people who have contributed to disaster relief in a manner that has made a significant impact on the ministry, both inside and outside their state.

Rex Alexander (left), State Director of IBSA Disaster Relief, notified Jack (right) and his wife Avah (not pictured) of the honor at their Springfield area home Tuesday.

The award will be presented to Jack at the National Disaster Relief Roundtable Banquet Monday, Jan. 27 at Toccoa, GA.

Jack currently serves as Assistant State Director of IBSA Disaster Relief and served as State Director of IBSA Disaster Relief from 1999 through early 2012.

He is a retired IMB missionary having served on the mission field from 1968-1999. His “retirement” included serving as IBSA’s director of Men’s Ministries and Volunteers in Missions from 1999 until 2005 when he was named associate executive director and team leader for the Missions Mobilization Team. He retired from IBSA in 2006.

Congratulations, Jack!

Last Published: December 18, 2013 6:03 PM
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