Calvin Bowers received the Christian Leadership Award on May 2, 2014. President Andrew Benton, VP for Public Affairs and Church Relations Rick Gibson and Director of Ministry Outreach Mike Cope presented the award at the 71st Annual Bible Lectures.
While Calvin Bowers could not attend due to health concerns, his daughter accepted the award on his behalf. Bowers’ longstanding involvement with the Figueroa Church of Christ, along with his work as an author, college administrator and professor, have been highly influential in discussions about race in the Churches of Christ. His career as a preacher began at 14 years old and has continued for half a century.
The Distinguished Christian Service Award was created to honor preachers, professors, missionaries, and other church leaders from within Churches of Christ who have given their lives in service to the cause of Christ.