Father Brent Shelton, pastor of St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge, has received the 2016 Community Service Award from the NAACP for his work with two other Oak Ridge pastors in promoting a “Community Matters” public forum.
Father Shelton received the award from the Anderson County/Oak Ridge chapter of the NAACP. The chapter also presented the award to Rev. Derrick Hammond of Oak Valley Baptist Church and senior minister Jake Morrill of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.
According to the NAACP, the pastors made significant contributions toward the enhancement of service to others and the betterment of the communities within the Oak Ridge-Anderson County area. The awards were presented at a ceremony and dinner in October at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.