Published Saturday, February 09, 2013
From Staff Reports
Kenneth N. Helton has been named 2012 Layman of the Year by the Georgia Disciples Men’s Commission.Commission members traveled to historic Liberty Christian Church to present the award to Helton on Jan. 20.
Layman of the Year nominations are submitted to the Georgia Disciples Men’s Commission each November to be reviewed, and a selection is made for the state of Georgia.
Helton is a lifetime member of Liberty Christian Church. He has actively participated as a church officer, committee member and deacon. Currently he is serving as an elder and as chairman of the board.
Helton also is an active member of the Liberty Christian Church(Disciples of Christ) men’s group, and he is a charter member of the men’s fellowship, helping organize and uphold the principles of the group.
Helton has participated in Regional Church Meetings, and district men’s rallies to further Christian men’s principles.
He supports the Disciples Mission Fund, and he encourages the local congregation to support mission work and special offerings to help support the Christian Church in Georgia.
In addition, he is a supporter of the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, and local One Roof Ecumenical Outreach Alliance.
Helton has demonstrated stewardship of time and talent through volunteer work for Liberty Christian Church. He designed and built a storage building behind the church to match the existing church building. He is actively involved in the community helping neighbors, and friends where there is a need.
Members of Liberty Christian Church family describe Kenneth Helton as a dedicated Christian who is patient, humble, resourceful, trustworthy and a man of leadership ability.
Those in attendance to present the award were Rev. Bob Frank-Plumlee, interim Georgia regional minister; Bob Grant, president of the Georgia Regional Men’s Commission; and Will Perdue, John Anderson, Medie Still, and Jimmy Walker, Georgia Regional Men’s Commission members.
Many friends and relatives were in attendance for the presentation, and a great meal and fellowship followed the service honoring Helton.