On Sunday, November 18, 2012, Dr. Wilson Shannon, Pastor of the First Church Centralia, along with his congregation, presented Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott with “First Baptist Church Centralia’s Man of the Year Award.”
Congressman Scott started his speech by asking the congregation to take a good look at him. He further stated that this would be the last time you would see a politician until the next political campaign.
Congressman Bobby Scott is currently serving his tenth term in Congress, representing the 3rd district of Virginia. He received the award because of his ongoing support of education, health and wellness, youth summer enrichment and senior citizen outreach. All which are in line with First Baptist Church Centralia’s initiative with “Haven for Hope.”
After Congressman Scott’s brief speech and the inspiring messages from the Men’s Day speakers, Congressman Scott, the guests and congregation dove into a delicious menu created especially for the occasion. by Mr. and Mrs. Archie Claiborne.