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Real Possibilities Faith Awards 2019

Posted on 07/13/19 by Scott Wegenast

Celebration of "Unsung Heroes" in Louisville Faith Communities
Special Guest: Regina Belle

Third Annual AARP Kentucky Real Possibilities Faith Awards 2019 honors volunteers serving others in their communities of faith. Special guest, songwriter and actress, Regina Belle, was in Louisville to present awards at Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

AARP in Louisville proudly hosted its third year honoring “unsung heroes” across Louisville’s communities of faith. The Real Possibilities Faith Awards spotlights the day-in and day-out volunteer service to community. Regina Belle is an AARP nationwide spokesperson for caregivers whose life experiences and health challenges make her a champion in the area of caregiving. Hundreds of local family members and supporters were present to honor their nominees and winners in the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

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Faith Community Category - Top Winners

2019 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards – Category Winners

Small
Steve
Coleman
Church of the Living God, C.W.F.F., Temple #45
Medium
Dorothy
Robinson
Community Missionary Baptist Church
Large
Walter
Holder
Bates Memorial Baptist Church

2019 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award - All Nominees

First Name
Last Name
Faith Community
Steve
Coleman
Church of the Living God, C.W.F.F., Temple #45
John
Gage
Unity of Louisville
George
Gill
Bates Memorial Baptist Church
Walter
Holder
Bates Memorial Baptist Church
Raymond
Keith
Refuge in Kentucky Church
Everlener
King
Oakland Missionary Baptist Church
Barbara
Leavell
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
Aida
Middleton
Bethel Baptist Church
Cable Baptist Church
Robert
Prentice
Dorothy
Robinson
Community Missionary Baptist Church
Renee
Roller
First Gethsemane Baptist Church
Caroline & A.W.
Rosenthal
Temple Shalom
George
Shannon
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
Ellen
Sloan
Wayside Worship and Recovery Ministry at the Pavilion
Sandra
Snowden
New Zion Baptist Church
Patrick
Summers
Community Missionary Baptist Church
Earle (Randy)
Sutton
First Congressional Methodist Church
Andrew
Wells
First Gethsemane Baptist Church

AARP Kentucky convened a Selection Committee of AARP volunteers and community organizations in Louisville to ensure diverse perspectives and review all nominations. The selection of the final recipients included:

• Organization nominate nor more than 3 nominees;
• All nominees were presented a Certificate recognizing their service;
• A total of three (3) recipients were awarded a commemorative AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award plaque;
• Recipients were determined from 3 size categories: <100; 101 to 250 and >250
• One winner in each Faith Community size category received $500 check to their Faith Community.

Requirements for Faith Award Eligibility included:
• 50 years or older;
• Service, accomplishments, achievements, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay;
• Nominee must have been an active member of the organization for a minimum of 5 years or longer;
• Service must have been performed in Kentucky.

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