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[The Best of 2018] BCH president honored, celebrates 35th anniversary

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Michael C. Blackwell celebrated his 35 years of service as president of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH). During the Family Gathering: Special Edition on June 19, a day of fellowship and worship uniting all BCH residents and staff members, Blackwell was recognized.

He received original artwork depicting BCH’s many ministries that was created in his honor. Trustees hosted a celebration on October 23 surprising him with the establishment of Blackwell Grove, a commitment by the Board to plant 35 maturing Legacy Maple trees at BCH locations across the state.

At the Annual Meeting of the Baptist State Convention (BSCNC) on November 5, Blackwell led nearly 150 children, adults and staff in presentation, entitled One Heart. Later, BSCNC Executive Director-Treasurer Milton Hollifield recognized Blackwell and his wife Catherine. Blackwell received a commemorative plaque and a bouquet of red roses was given to Mrs. Blackwell celebrating her service as well as her birthday which was that day.

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