Two named Addie Davis award winners
Special to the Biblical Recorder
May 13, 2009

Two named Addie Davis award winners

Two named Addie Davis award winners
Special to the Biblical Recorder
May 13, 2009

Marquette Bugg and Tammy Jackson Gill are the 2009

recipients of the Addie Davis Award, named for the first Southern Baptist woman

to be ordained to the ministry, in 1964.

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Marquette Bugg

Baptist Women in Ministry gave the first awards in honor of

Addie Davis in 1998. Addie Davis died in December 2005.

Bugg is the recipient of the Addie Davis Award for

Excellence in Preaching. She graduated this month from George W. Truett

Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, with a masters of divinity in

theology. She preached from Mark 10:46-52 on “Blind Bart Has a Daydream.”

Bugg said it is good to dream but that we need to check our

dreams with Jesus, because Jesus is asking us the same question he had for

Bartimaeus: “What do you want me to do for you?” Bugg is moving to Ghana, West

Africa to help begin a sports ministry in basketball and soccer.

Tammy Jackson Gill received the Addie Davis Award for

Outstanding Leadership in Pastoral Ministry. She is a master of divinity

student at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Ks., and is pastor

to children and families at Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. She

also is clinical director for Wellspring Ministries in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and

is the founder and executive director of Healing Grace Counseling Centers in

Lee’s Summit and Warrensburg, Mo.

“God called me to ministry from the moment I could hear and

sense God,” she wrote. “I was drawn to the preacher boy in high school because

I was drawn to preaching myself. I often wonder how many other girls have tried

to be the “preacher’s wife” because they did not know they could be the

preacher? Thank God for Addie Davis, Mary Magdelene, Molly Marshall, and the

many others who have helped blaze the path and shine the light for girls and

women who live to share of God’s amazing, healing grace.”

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Tammy Jackson Gill