Auburn District Missionary Baptist Association Dean recognized as Regional Dean of the Year

By Lindy Oller | Opelika-Auburn News | Twitter |  December 19, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015 9:53 am

The Division of Christian Education Accreditation and Credentials honored the Rev. Jasper Huffman, dean of the Auburn Alabama District Congress of Christian Education, with the “Regional Dean of the Year Award” for the Southwest Region I on Dec. 2 in Nashville, Tenn.

Huffman said receiving the award was based not only on the work he did, but of past and present members as well.

“I think the greater value is in the collective and not the individual…,” Huffman said. “… I like to think that my award is indicative of a collective effort…I did work and I made some sacrifices , but that is only because people made sacrifices for me and asked me to do the same for others and I am just trying to do the best I can.”

The Auburn District Missionary Baptist Congress of Christian Education held its first certified and accredited Christian Leadership School in Opelika in July.

The school, in association with the National Baptist Convention, is a two - day event that offers fundamental classes in the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP ), which is done in four phases to train qualified leaders.

There are classes at the school that focus on effective Bible reading, Christian Stewardship, spiritual formation and introductions to the Old and New testaments...Read More