Tom Phillips Generous Testimony

“His blessings were always greater than our sacrifice.”

Tom Phillips recently shared how God moved his family and Diversified Conveyors to give sacrificially and cheerfully. Tom was kind enough to allow HOPE to spotlight his testimony of generosity at the 2010 Hope Celebrate Generosity in Memphis lunch on November 2, 2010 at the University Holiday Inn.

In 2000, Tom Phillips started Diversified Conveyors (DCI), after being employed for 17 years by another company.  From the start, Tom envisioned DCI as a vehicle to give back to the community.  Over the past ten years, the Lord has richly blessed DCI far beyond their expectations.  DCI is one of the leading U.S. designers and manufacturers of conveyors for clients such as UPS and FedEx.  More importantly, it is giving back both in Memphis and around the world.

Happy 10th Birthday Hope!

Servant Leader Awards Lunch to be Held November 6th
November is a busy month at the Hope Christian Community Foundation.  As the staff prepares for end of the year giving and celebrating our tenth anniversary, Hope will kick off the fall with our annual Servant Leader Awards Lunch.  This year the lunch will be held November 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  at the Holiday Inn located at the University of Memphis campus. Bryan Loritts, pastor of Fellowship Church of Memphis, is the featured speaker.

Hope Christian Community Foundation will present six Servant Leader Awards to individuals for their contributions as volunteers to Christian charitable organizations in the Mid-South.  We will give three awards of $5,000 to the organizations which nominated their winning volunteer.  In addition, we will award three scholarships of $2,000 to students who have been nominated for their service in the community. The qualifications used to evaluate the nominees included how they contributed to the organization, the impact they had on the ministry and how they exemplified Christ-like servant leader qualities.

This year’s ministry award winners are Lisa Langley, Palmer Home for Children; Matthew Gandy, Eikon Ministries; and John Humphreys, Jacob’s Ladder Community Development Corporation.  The scholarship award winners are Delvin Tubbs, Streets Ministries; Brandon Privett, Crichton College; and Norma Lester, Neighborhood Christian Centers.

2007 Servant Leader Award Winners

  • Lisa Langley
    Palmer Home for Children; Robert Farris – Executive Director
    Palmer Home’s mission is to reflect the hope and love of Christ by providing a stable, long-term Christ-centered home for children who lack an adequate family structure.
  • Matthew Gandy
    Eikon Ministries; Soup Campbell – Executive Director
    Eikon Ministries’ mission is to build urban leaders who will change their community from the inside out.
  • John Humphreys
    Jacob’s Ladder; William Marler – Executive Director
    Jacob’s Ladder’s mission is to revitalize the inner-city neighborhoods through community partnerships.
  • Delvin Tubbs
    Streets Ministries; Ken Bennett – Executive Director
    Streets Ministries is an inner-city youth ministry with the purpose of unconditionally representing the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed in Memphis Housing developments.
  • Brandon Privett
    Crichton College; Larry Lloyd – President
    Crichton College educates students in a Christ-centered, liberal arts community to think critically, grow spiritually, and change the world.  Brandon’s service is a part of Crichton’s CREW program.
  • Norma Lester
    Neighborhood Christian Center; Ephie Johnson – Executive Director
    The mission of Neighborhood Christian Centers is to provide compassionate and Christ centered ministry to the practical and spiritual needs of the city’s poor.

We are excited to partner with these servant leaders to benefit the ministries involved.  If you have yet to make reservations for the Servant Leader Awards Lunch please contact Brenda Brazley as soon as possible at 901.682.6201.