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Day1 honors Atlanta community faith leaders
by Staff Reports
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Staff / Nathan Self<br>
From left, Day 1 chair emeritus Mike Starr, of Buckhead, and Alliance of Christian Media President Peter Wallace, of Atlanta.
Staff / Nathan Self
From left, Day 1 chair emeritus Mike Starr, of Buckhead, and Alliance of Christian Media President Peter Wallace, of Atlanta.
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From left, Jean and Betty Mori of Mori Luggage and Gifts and the Rev. Tim Smith, senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown. Jean Mori is a Day1 board member who also leads the honoree selection committee.
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From left, Jean and Betty Mori of Mori Luggage and Gifts and the Rev. Tim Smith, senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown. Jean Mori is a Day1 board member who also leads the honoree selection committee.
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From left, Day1 honorees and Buckhead residents Florida and Doug Ellis, members of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, located in Midtown. Doug Ellis is former CEO of Southern Mills, and Florida Ellis is a longtime volunteer and leader with the church.
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From left, Day1 honorees and Buckhead residents Florida and Doug Ellis, members of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, located in Midtown. Doug Ellis is former CEO of Southern Mills, and Florida Ellis is a longtime volunteer and leader with the church.
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From left, Day 1 honoree Douglas Hooker, executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission, with his mother, Odessa Hooker, and his wife, Patrise Hooker, all of southwest Atlanta. The Hookers attend First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Atlanta.
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From left, Day 1 honoree Douglas Hooker, executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission, with his mother, Odessa Hooker, and his wife, Patrise Hooker, all of southwest Atlanta. The Hookers attend First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Atlanta.
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From left, Day 1 honorees Buddy and Lillian Darden, of Marietta, members of Marietta First United Methodist Church. Buddy Darden is a former U.S. representative and currently serves as senior counsel at McKenna, Long & Aldridge. Lillian Darden is a retired president and CEO of the Foundation of Wesley Woods.
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From left, Day 1 honorees Buddy and Lillian Darden, of Marietta, members of Marietta First United Methodist Church. Buddy Darden is a former U.S. representative and currently serves as senior counsel at McKenna, Long & Aldridge. Lillian Darden is a retired president and CEO of the Foundation of Wesley Woods.
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From left, Varion Spear and her husband, Day 1 honoree The Rev. R. D. Spear Jr., chaplain and vice president of the Cecil B. Day Foundation, both of Dunwoody. They are members of Dunwoody Baptist Church.
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From left, Varion Spear and her husband, Day 1 honoree The Rev. R. D. Spear Jr., chaplain and vice president of the Cecil B. Day Foundation, both of Dunwoody. They are members of Dunwoody Baptist Church.
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From left, the Rev. Tim Smith, senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown, with Day 1 honoree and Georgia Senior Judge Dorothy Toth Beasley, mediator and arbitrator at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service Inc. Beasley is a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown.
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From left, the Rev. Tim Smith, senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown, with Day 1 honoree and Georgia Senior Judge Dorothy Toth Beasley, mediator and arbitrator at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service Inc. Beasley is a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown.
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From left, Day 1 honorees and Buckhead residents Tread and Winifred Davis, members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Midtown. Tread Davis is senior counsel with McKenna, Long & Aldridge, and Winifred Davis is a retired business executive.
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From left, Day 1 honorees and Buckhead residents Tread and Winifred Davis, members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Midtown. Tread Davis is senior counsel with McKenna, Long & Aldridge, and Winifred Davis is a retired business executive.
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From left, George Williamson and his wife, Day 1 board member Angela Williamson, of Buckhead.
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From left, George Williamson and his wife, Day 1 board member Angela Williamson, of Buckhead.
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Day 1 board member Amanda Brown-Olmstead, of Buckhead.
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Day 1 board member Amanda Brown-Olmstead, of Buckhead.
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Day 1 event emcee John Bachman, center, anchor of WSB-TV and a member of Lutheran Church the Redeemer in Midtown, with, from left, Sandy Springs residents John and Connie B. Blend, co-founders of Goshen Valleys Boys Ranch in Waleska.
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Day 1 event emcee John Bachman, center, anchor of WSB-TV and a member of Lutheran Church the Redeemer in Midtown, with, from left, Sandy Springs residents John and Connie B. Blend, co-founders of Goshen Valleys Boys Ranch in Waleska.
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From left, Feed My Lambs founder Elizabeth Weatherby, of Kennesaw, with Buckhead residents Steve and Nancy Simms. Nancy Simms is owner of The Varsity restaurant in downtown Atlanta.
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From left, Feed My Lambs founder Elizabeth Weatherby, of Kennesaw, with Buckhead residents Steve and Nancy Simms. Nancy Simms is owner of The Varsity restaurant in downtown Atlanta.
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From left, Robin Parker, of Buckhead, and her friend, Stuart Gould, of Sandy Springs.
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From left, Robin Parker, of Buckhead, and her friend, Stuart Gould, of Sandy Springs.
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From left, Day 1 supporters Isabelle and Sam Ross, of Buckhead.
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From left, Day 1 supporters Isabelle and Sam Ross, of Buckhead.
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From left, Day 1 supporters Perk Lawrence, of Marietta, and Elsie Gould, of Sandy Springs.
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From left, Day 1 supporters Perk Lawrence, of Marietta, and Elsie Gould, of Sandy Springs.
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The Day1 ministry hosted its annual benefit banquet last week at the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Buckhead.

For the fifth year, the event honored leaders in metro Atlanta who are well known for their commitment to the good of the community, but who may not have been recognized for their deep commitment to their church and the religious community. The event supports the radio and Internet ministry, Day1 (formerly the Protestant Hour).

Representatives from each of the six participating denominations on Day1 were honored:

o Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: The Rev. R.D. Spear Jr., chaplain and vice president of the Cecil B. Day Foundation, Dunwoody Baptist Church

o Episcopal Church: Winifred Davis, community volunteer, and Tread Davis, senior counsel at McKenna, Long & Aldridge, All Saints’ Episcopal Church

o Evangelical Lutheran Church: Georgia Senior Judge Dorothy Toth Beasley, mediator and arbitrator at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service Inc., Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

o Presbyterian Church: Florida Ellis, community volunteer and Doug Ellis, former CEO of Southern Mills, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

o United Church of Christ: Douglas R. Hooker P.E., executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission, First Congregational Church UCC

o United Methodist Church: Lillian Darden, retired president and CEO of the Foundation of Wesley Woods, and Buddy Darden, senior counsel at McKenna, Long & Aldridge, Marietta First United Methodist Church

Produced and hosted by Peter Wallace, Day1 is distributed nationally to more than 200 stations each week, including NewsTalk WSB in the Atlanta area (AM 750 and 95.5 FM, Sundays at 7:05 a.m.). It is also accessible by podcast at www.Day1.org. The award-winning program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media in association with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.

Day1 began in 1945 when leaders of several major denominations and church-related colleges and seminaries came together with the goal of spreading the good news through radio. Every week since then, the program has presented compelling sermons from outstanding preachers from across America, bringing faith and hope to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Information: visit www.Day1.org.
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