Rev. Keith Norman, pastor of First Baptist Church Broad in the Binghampton neighborhood, will receive the Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice from Christian Brothers University.The award will be presented during a special program that begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at CBU’s University Theater.
Norman, a Faith in Memphis panelist, has led his congregation in purchasing and renovating a 50,000-square-foot abandoned building that will be called the H.O.P.E Zone (Haven of Perfect Empowerment). When it is completed, it will be dedicated to Christian education, senior living, temporary housing for the homeless and other ministries.
He is founder and principal officer of GREATER WORKS, Inc. a ministry with emphasis in organizational management aimed at empowering churches into action and optimum service to the community. He serves as the Tennessee State Conference NAACP Religious Affairs Chairman and in February 2012 was elected to the NAACP’s Special Contribution Fund Board of Trustees.
The Dozier Award is named for Bishop Carroll T. Dozier, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and a leader in race relations, peace and justice. Bishop Dozier served as Bishop of Memphis from 1971-1982.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Wilson Phillips at (901) 321-3531 or email@example.com.