The Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association ministers' and deacons' union recognized WBRBA Moderator, Reverend Ludwell Brown Sr., as the community special recognition recipient at its closing year session.
He was presented a plaque bearing the verse of Galatians 6:9, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
Truly, the association states, Rev. Brown “has expressed such a dear love for people and their well being as he has opened his ears, heart and arms to assist anyone that may have a need for shelter, food, and some just have a moment to receive some good, solid counseling or encouragement to help them overcome obstacles in their life.”
Rev. Brown is pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Haywood, spending 32 years in paid and unpaid military status caring for local vets and making certain they are aware of available benefits. He is also a member of the local Human Services Board and Heat Shelter.
Among his many honors and awards: first to received the Five over Fifty Aging Award, first African American Grand Marshall of the 4th of July parade, nominated for the Heverty Award, and awarded the Boy Scout of America Award.
Rev. Ludwell Brown Sr. (left) is honored with special recognition by Rev. Cleo Frye.