Thursday, March 22, 2007

Episcopal Media Center Benefit, March 13, 2007

The Don Elliot Heald Family.

The Rev. Martha Sterne and the Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler.

Don Elliot Heald (longtime Protestant Hour host and current Alliance trustee) and Peter Wallace (Day1 producer and host).

Eleanor Pritchett, Natalie Komlos-Zeiler, Rebecca Kurziak, and Nan Ross of the Alliance staff.

Nancy Zintak and actor/comedian Rob Cleveland.

Al Adams and the Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams.

The Rev. Canon Louis (Skip) Schueddig, Mary Perrin, Amanda Brown Olmstead.

The Episcopal Media Center division of the Alliance for Christian Media, parent of Day1, held its annual benefit dinner on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta. Honored were longtime Protestant Hour host and Alliance trustee, Don Elliot Heald, for his many years of leadership and service. Also honored were the Episcopal preachers on Day1 in 2006, including the Rev. Martha Sterne (rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Maryville, TN) and the Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA). Here are a few photos of the event.

[NOTE: For photos of the 2006 Day1 annual luncheon honoring Bishop Bevel Jones, please scroll down the page.]

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Day1 Annual Luncheon celebrating the Life and Ministry of Bishop Bevel Jones

The Day1 Annual Luncheon for 2006 was held November 14 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Scores of people from around the community came to honor and celebrate the life and ministry of Bishop L. Bevel Jones III, longtime trustee, leader, friend, and mentor of the Protestant Hour/Day1 radio ministry.

These photographs capturing some of the moments of this special event were taken by John Lynner Peterson, a fellow trustee with Bishop Jones of the Alliance for Christian Media, as his gift for his friend and colleague. You may visit his website by clicking here.

An audio CD of the luncheon program is available from Day1. For information, call 888-411-DAY1.

Bishop L. Bevel Jones III

Bishop L. Bevel Jones III is special assistant in the Development Office of his alma mater, the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and Bishop in Residence at First United Methodist Church, Decatur, Georgia--a congregation he served as senior minister from 1967-76. He served six United Methodist churches in North Georgia over a period of 35 years. He was elected bishop in 1984 and was assigned to the Western North Carolina Annual Conference. He is active on the board of the Alliance for Christian Media, parent organization of "Day1" (formerly "The Protestant Hour"), the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, and many other organizations and schools. He is the author of One Step Beyond Caution: Reflections on Life and Faith. He and his wife, the former Mildred Hawkins (affectionately known as "Tuck"), live in Decatur. They have three children and six grandchildren.

The Jones Family

The Jones Family: From Left, David Brewer (son-in-law); daughter Sharon Brewer; wife Mildred "Tuck" Jones; son Mark Jones; Bishop Bevel Jones; son David Jones.

Bishop Jones at the podium

Listening, from left, Bishop Charles Duvall, the Rev. Canon Louis Schueddig, Collie Burnett, Peter Wallace, and Tom Long.

Musical performers sing Bishop Jones's favorite hymns

Reginald Smith, Jr., Michele Murphy, and accompanist Luke Levitt performed three of Bishop Jones's favorite hymns.

Skip Schueddig pays tribute to Bevel Jones

The Rev. Canon Louis "Skip" Schueddig, president of the Alliance for Christian Media, paid tribute to Bishop Jones and referred to his memoir, One Step Beyond Caution.

Bishop Jones thanks Ed Tomlinson

The Rev. Dr. Ed Tomlinson is executive assistant to Bishop Lindsay Davis of the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and brought greetings from the Bishop.

Collie Burnett of AIB

Collie Burnett is executive director of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB), on whose board Bishop Jones serves.

Collie Burnett speaks

Tom Long introduces Coach Bill Curry

Coach Bill Curry speaks

Bill Curry is the former football coach at Georgia Tech and currently a sports analyst for ESPN.

Tom Long introduces Coach Vince Dooley

Coach Vince Dooley speaks

Vince Dooley, former football coach and athletic director at the University of Georgia, shares his thoughts about the impact Bishop Jones has had.

The Rev. David Jones speaks

The Rev. David Jones, son of Bevel and Tuck, provides a tribute to his father. David is pastor of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Bishop Jones speaks

Peter Wallace and Tom Long are at left.

Bishop Bevel Jones

Bevel Jones shares one of his many jokes

Bishop Jones has the last word during the program

Bishop Charles Duvall prepares for closing prayer

Bishop Charles Duvall, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast and former chair of the board for the Alliance for Christian Media, offered the invocation. To the right are new ACM board chair the Rev. Dr. Mary Miller Brueggemann and Coach Bill Curry.

Don Elliot Heald and Peter Wallace

Don Elliot Heald was the longtime host for "The Protestant Hour" and Peter Wallace is the host and producer of "Day1."

Peter Wallace, Mary Miller Brueggemann, and Tom Long

The Rev. Peter Wallace is the producer and host of "Day1," the Rev. Dr. Mary Miller Brueggemann is a minister and the chair of the board for the Alliance for Christian Media, and the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long is Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and also is chair of the Day1 Advisory Committee. Dr. Long was the emcee for the luncheon program.

Guests visit after the program

Mark Jones (son of Bevel and Tuck) is in the center.

In the audience

From left, the Rev. Parke Renshaw, Harriet Tumlin Jobson, Dr. Robert Franklin of Emory University and the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, and Virginia Tumlin.

Neal Ponder, Don Elliot Heald, Dr. Bill Self

From left, Neal Ponder, Don Elliot Heald (longtime general manager of WSB-TV, host for 50 years of "The Protestant Hour," and trustee of the Alliance for Christian Media), and the Rev. Dr. William Self, pastor of Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA, and an Alliance trustee.

Bishop Jones visits with friends

Tuck and Bev with friends

Bevel Jones visits with friends

William E. "Billy" Lovett (center) has served in state government as a public service commissioner.

Coach Vince Dooley greets Peter Wallace

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley and friends

Dr. Gerald Durley is pastor of Atlanta's historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church and a serves with Bishop Jones on the board of the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta.

Skip Schueddig and Bill Clarkson

Bill Clarkson is president of Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

Sharon and David Brewer greet guest

Sharon is Bishop Jones's daughter; her husband David is at right.

Kathleen Eidson greets a friend

Bert Lance, Rev. Gerald Durley and Roy Craft

From left, Bert Lance, the Rev. Gerald Durley, and Roy Craft of the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta.

Neal Ponder and Ann Claypool

Ann (Mrs. John) Claypool is a trustee of the Alliance for Christian Media.

Rev. Parke Renshaw and Alice Smith

The Rev. Parke Renshaw with Alice Smith, editor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate, the newspaper for United Methodists in Georgia.

Robert Mays greets Skip Schueddig

Bill McKoy greets a friend

Virginia Tumlin, Skip Schueddig, Harriet Tumlin Jobson

Harriet Tumlin Jobson (right) is a trustee of Day1's parent organization, the Alliance for Christian Media, and former chair of The Protestant Hour, Inc. Her mother, Virginia Tumlin, is at left. The Rev. Canon Louis "Skip" Schueddig is president of the Alliance.

Bert & LaBelle Lance with Mary Perrin

Mr. Lance served in the Carter Administration. Mary Perrin is director of development for the Alliance for Christian Media.

Table items

Those attending the luncheon received a free CD compilation of Bishop Jones's Day1 sermons broadcast in 2004.