Originally published at Western Recorder –www.westernrecorder.org
Lebanon—David Stokes, director of missions of the Central Kentucky Network of Baptists, was named “DOM of the Year” by the Kentucky Fellowship of DOMs at their annual banquet Nov. 14 in Florence.
The DOM of the Year title is bestowed by Kentucky directors of missions each fall to a colleague that they believe is worthy of the recognition, Eric Allen, missions mobilization team leader with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, said.
“David (Stokes) is most deserving of this year’s DOM of the Year award. He has shown innovation and creativity in the restructuring of the Central Kentucky Network of Baptists, formerly Elkhorn Baptist Association,” Allen said.
“He is a strategic planner and passionate about church planting. I am so grateful for his leadership and partnership,” Allen added.
Stokes, a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been director of missions for the Central Kentucky Network of Baptists for nearly three years. He has spent nearly 40 years in the ministry, most recently as senior pastor of the Baptist Church at Andover.
“I’m certainly humbled and honored to receive the award,” said Stokes, who wasn’t able to attend the meeting where he was given the award because he was with one of his network’s pastors.
“My heart’s desire is to help strengthen our churches and to start new churches and to impact our area with the gospel,” he added. “I’m just thankful that I get to work with a great network of churches and have such a great support staff that make it possible for us to make a difference.” (WR)