Four doulos tou Christou (Servant of Christ) awards were given at the convention. The first award was given posthumously to Reverend David Brighton, who was a pastor at Mt. Calvary, Warner Robins, GA, and a District Vice President. His wife Marcia and their two sons accepted the award on his behalf. As a remembrance and to honor her husband, Marcia Brighton donated $10,000 towards the Pastor David Brighton Vicar Scholarship fund.
Using that donation, the Florida-Georgia District established a scholarship fund in his name. The Pastor David Brighton Vicar Scholarship awards scholarships to returning vicars enrolled in their final year of schooling at an LCMS Concordia Seminary to assist with educational expenses. To donate, use this link or send a check to the FLGA District for the Pastor David Brighton Vicar Scholarship Fund.
Mark Brink, Emeritus FLGA District Staff, was also a recipient along with Lois Schaefer, member of Amazing Grace, Oxford, FL. Rev. Dennis Bartels, Holy Cross North Miami, also received the award but was unable to attend the convention. The picture below is from the award celebration on July 17 at Rev. Bartel’s church.