Pastor’s Award from Central Baptist 9/24/21 at 6:30 pm


I pray you are well. One bad habit I picked up my father is failing to celebrate myself a little bit more. Sister Carolyn Parker nominated me to be a central Baptist seminary alumni of the year. I will be one of several receiving that award this evening at 6:30 PM. It is virtual. If you are interested, you can register and participate by following the instructions below.

My apologies for not getting the information out sooner. Well intended but not well executed!😎. Email me with questions. It starts at 6:30. See below……


Hi Rev. Lanier,

I am writing to let you know that you were recently nominated to receive Central Seminary’s Alumni Award for Ministry Excellence and you have been selected to receive that award! Congratulations!

Central’s alumni award is presented to alumni who have made extraordinary contributions in their ministry contexts and exemplify the mission, values, and legacy of Central Seminary. The 2021 Alumni Awards will be presented during the virtual alumni gathering and so please accept this email as your personal invitation to register for the gathering.

On Friday September 24 at 6:30pm (CT) is the Alumni Awards Reception in which Central’s President, Pam Durso, will present you with the award. Please confirm your attendance that evening by registering at this link (

You are also welcome to invite friends or family who want to celebrate with you to join us that night as well. (Please note that there is one registration link for the entire event from Thurs Sept 23 – Sat Sept 25. You and your guests can attend whichever parts of the gathering fit with your schedule and interests.) Here is information on Central’s website with details about the gathering.

Blessings to you and on your ministry and congratulation on this well-deserved recognition!

Jessica C. Williams, MSSW, MDiv

Director of Alumni Engagement & Lifelong Learning
Program Director, ReShaping Church: Thriving Congregations

Central Seminary

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