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Tim Brown Keynote Speaker at “Fruit of the Spirit” Awards Banquet {Presented By Colorblind Ministries

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Tim Brown’s new book “The Making of a Man:How Men and Boys Honor God and Live With Integrity” illustrates how a successful career in sports entertainment with the fame that can follow does not have to cost a Christian his integrity. In his talk, Brown expressed gratefulness that his raising in a Christian home and personal interest taken by Christian coaches and mentors along the way kept him from straying away from his walk. Following his keynote speech at the Fruit of the Spirit Awards Banquet on Saturday September  16, 2017, he sat down for a book signing. A long line of fans including youthful athletes were anxious to meet him and get an autographed book. Timothy Donnell Brown, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and Notre Dame University went on to play for the Oakland Raiders for sixteen years of his professional career. He was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1987 and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2015.  He is the only wide receiver in NFL history with both accomplishments. Today, he is on the faculty of Notre Dame, is a published  author, host of a Sirius Radio show and a speaker at events across the country, as well as married to his wife Sherice since 1997 and father of their four children.

Pastor CJ Duffey of  Colorblind Ministries along with Wildcat Athletic Director Greg Owens shared some opening remarks, and Kenya Duffey presented inspirational music. Then, award presentations of nine “fruit of the spirit” recognitions were made to deserving individuals who serve in our community, and a special Bobby McDonald Memorial Award presented to Kent Pate.  A BBQ meal by Big Smith’s BBQ was enjoyed along with Christian Fellowship.

LOVE  Willie Mae Harris

JOY  Gary and Gena Jordan

PEACE  Tom Sellers and Brandon Brewer

LONG SUFFERING  Hopkins County JP’s Cummings and Teer

KINDNESS  Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum

GOODNESS  Della Abron Cleveland and Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders

FAITHFULNESS  Patti Sells and Ruby Hedgecoth, cancer survivors


SELF CONTROL  SSISD Supt. Michael Lamb






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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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