The City of Wilmore awarded Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President and Professor of World Christianity at Asbury Seminary, and Dr. Sandra Gray, President of Asbury University, the Betty Price Community Service Award at the conclusion of Wilmore’s Old-Fashioned Christmas on Dec. 2. This award annually recognizes positive, strong and compassionate leaders within the Wilmore community. Both Dr. Tennent and Dr. Gray received a plaque with a key to the city.

The Seminary and University are actively involved in the Wilmore community through concerts and seminars. They also have organized volunteer efforts and fundraising events, as well as contributed to the local fire department and other infrastructure projects in Wilmore and Jessamine County.

Dr. Tennent has been president of Asbury Theological Seminary since 2009. After several years as a United Methodist Pastor, he transitioned to theological education as a faculty member at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary for more than a decade before becoming president of Asbury Seminary.