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Dr. Charles Stanley honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Murfreesboro, TN — AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winner of the 2017 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening banquet of the Munce Group’s Fall Christian Product Expo at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Honored for his lifetime of excellence of ministering the word of God, the Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Charles Stanley, 84, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta, the two time President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the best-selling author of forty books and the founder of In Touch Ministries with television and radio shows as well as the In Touch devotional magazine discipling millions around the globe.

Linda Evans Shepherd, the founder of AWSA presented the award. Shepherd asked those gathered, “What is Dr. Stanley’s secret? In his personal biography, he explains that he models his ministry according to this message from Paul to the Ephesians, ‘Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love.’”

To the applause of the audience, Dr. Stanley later quipped, “I’m not finished yet!”  He also shared how a Christian retailer had helped him purchase a leather-bound, Thompson Chain Reference Bible when he was a young man, ready to enter seminary.  He said, “Little did this Christian retailer know the impact this Bible would have on my life and ministry.”

Dr. Stanley went on to praise Christian booksellers of the Munce Group for being on the front lines as they served God.

Linda Evans Shepherd shared, “It was wonderful to present our award to a man who has impacted millions for Christ. It was a joy to see Christian authors and booksellers give tribute to this great man who has done so much for the Kingdom of God.”  For more information about AWSA see

Photo: Dr. Charles Stanley, Linda Evans Shepherd CEO of Right to the Heart Ministries and Founder of AWSA, Karen Porter President of the AWSA Steering Committee

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