FBC Jasperís Powell honored for senior adult workcomment (0)
April 1, 2010
Charles W. Powell served as senior adult pastor of First Baptist Church, Jasper, in Walker Baptist Association for 17 years before retiring in 2001. And he’s been a member of the Association of Baptist Ministries With the Aging (ABMA) even longer.
For his longtime church and associational work with senior adults, Powell received the Adkins-Kerr Award during the ABMA annual meeting Feb. 21–23 in Phoenix. He said he was “very honored” to be nominated by his peers in the ABMA and selected by its board of directors to receive the award.
“It’s something you never expect but it’s very rewarding,” Powell said.
A graduate of Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., Powell served as a consultant in senior adult ministry for the Sunday School Board (now LifeWay Christian Resources) and led senior adult conferences across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Before serving as senior adult pastor of First, Jasper, Powell spent 13 years as the church’s minister of education. He previously served in similar roles at Gardendale’s First Baptist Church in North Jefferson Baptist Association and First Baptist Church, Hapeville, Ga.
Powell currently serves as president of J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) at First, Jasper, visiting the homebound and those in hospitals and nursing homes.