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Congrats to Brent Walker! E-mail
Written by Don Byrd   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Baptist Joint Committee Executive Director Brent Walker received the Abner McCall Religious Liberty Award in a ceremony last week in Waco, Texas, where he was also inducted into the Baylor Alumni Hall of Fame.

The award honors individuals with close ties to Baylor who “like the award’s namesake … have demonstrated the courage and dedication to defend and advocate for religious liberty.”
In his remarks, Walker lauded McCall for being a strong champion of religious liberty and the Baptist Joint Committee and for helping the organization “negotiate those difficult days of separation from the Southern Baptist Convention.” He was “instrumental in garnering the support of Texas Baptists that continues today,” Walker said.

 Read all about this well-deserved honor here.

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