Dr. E. Glenn Hinson Named 2018 Wayne E. Oates Award Recipient

Dr. E. Glenn Hinson is the 2018 Wayne E. Oates Award Recipient. The Oates Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. (gathering and heavy hors d’oeuvres) with the program following shortly after a 7 p.m., at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 2200 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville.

UPDATE: See the banquet speeches on our Oates Award Banquet Recap page.

The theme of this year’s award gathering is “A Celebration of Spiritual / Pastoral Caregivers and Special Honors.” It is the annual fund raising event for the Oates Institute when persons are honored who have made outstanding contributions to spiritual/pastoral care movement.

Dr. Glenn HinsonHinson is being honored for his outstanding scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and leadership in promoting spirituality and drawing on the Christian Classics.  Hinson was a colleague of Wayne Oates at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 30 years, and he taught at Richmond Theological Seminary, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Candler School of Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, and Lexington Theological Seminary. He has authored and edited 29 books and over a thousand articles and book reviews. Currently, Dr. Hinson is retired and continues attend and teach at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church.  His presentation is titled: “Attentiveness to God in All of Life”.

Others to be honored for outstanding ministry, service, and leadership and exceptional contributions to field of spiritual / pastoral care and spirituality:

  • Dr. Gail Henson for outstanding facilitation of Oates seminars
  • Alissa Meriwether for outstanding contribution to the Oates board
  • Chaplain Kelley Woggon, M. Div., BCC, Director of Pastoral Care and Director of Palliative Care, Norton Healthcare – long time chaplain service
  • Judy Lambeth -M.R.E-SW, M.S.S.W., President and CEO of Maryhurst –  Servant Leadership
  • Chaplain Isaac Njuguna, M. Div., Retired, Director of Pastoral Care, University Hospital – Outstanding ACPE Educator / Supervisor

In addition, there will be an opportunity to celebrate, honor or memorialize pastoral / spiritual caregivers and other professionals who have advanced spirituality as an important part of mental health delivery.

Come help us celebrate Spiritual/Pastoral Care Week a week early!

Find out more information about the benefits of sponsoring the event and purchase tickets, sponsorship opportunities or a memorial for someone who represented spiritual and pastoral care in your life, visit our 2018 Oates Award Order Page here.

To see a history of the Oates Award, including photos from last year’s ceremony, visit our Oates Award history page.

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