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Milligan to recognize local servant leaders

Jim BaileyMILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 19, 2014) — Milligan College will recognize 13 local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at the college’s annual Leaders in Christian Service program on Tuesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Memorial Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.

“The purpose of this program is to provide examples of people who are doing an outstanding job of integrating their faith with their profession,” said Milligan President Bill Greer. “We see in these individuals wonderful examples of what servant leadership is all about, and what it can look like on a daily basis in a variety of professions.”

This year’s keynote speaker is Jim Bailey, director of news and public affairs at WKPT-TV in Kingsport, Tenn.

A 2011 Leaders in Christian Service honoree, Bailey has spent more than four decades as an award-winning journalist, news anchor, news manager and writer. He is active in numerous charities including the Salvation Army, FRIENDS, Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Miracle Network, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America. In addition, he serves as a deacon of First Christian Church, Johnson City.

The 2014 Leaders in Christian Service honorees include:

For more information, contact the Institute for Servant Leadership at Milligan College at 423.461.8316.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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