Larry Randolph received the 2021 Darty and Dot Stowe Award at the 68th annual meeting of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio on November 16. Dr. Jeremy Westbrook made this 27th presentation of the award.
“I had the honor and joy of serving with Larry Randolph for several years as his Pastor. I can honestly tell you that my favorite night of the week was Tuesday, when Larry and I would go out to visit and share the Gospel. Every local church needs a Larry Randolph who is not only faithful to win souls, but to encourage the Pastor to go and do likewise.” - Jeremy Westbrook
Larry Randolph has defined what it means to be a DR chaplain with an evangelist’s heart. He has been quick to tell his “Highway to Heaven” presentation using an Evangecube. Larry has served on many call-outs with the Mudout Unit sponsored by the Cincinnati Area Baptist Association. Mark Snowden, CABA’s director, said, “I have served with Larry and know that he is the real deal. His witness is strong and consistent. I was delighted to see him be this year’s recipient.” - Mark Snowden
Every year, the award is given to a pastor or minister who has served faithfully, perhaps never recognized like those in the larger, more visible churches, but leaving a legacy and serving in the spirit of 1 Thessalonians 2:3-12. Candidates for the Stowe Award must be currently serving Mission Ohio and have at least five years of service. Nominations are submitted to the state convention staff by October 1 each year. The award is announced during the annual meeting of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. A recognition plaque and a financial award for the purchase of books and/or continuing education are presented to the recipient - provided through Annual gifts to Georgetown College from the Stowe family.