Professor Emeritus Jerry Hull was named the recipient of Salvation Army’s highest honor given to a volunteer, “The Other Award.” Read the full presentation as given by NNU’s Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries and Professor of Practical Theology & Christian Discipleship Mark A. Maddix, Ph.D.
Jerry Hull Presentation
October 4, 2012
By Mark A. Maddix
“A primary reason the Salvation Army is effective in service to others and the community is because of great leaders who give sacrificially of their time and resources to serve alongside our officers and staff.
Tonight we recognize Jerry Hull who has distinguished himself as a visionary leader that cares deeply about people and the mission of the Salvation Army. Jerry has served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board from 1988-2011. He served as the board chair for two, three-year terms. As chair, he gave leadership and organization during the relocation and building of the new Salvation Army building on 12th Avenue, Nampa.
Jerry was also very influential, along with Barb Watkins, in the move to the Nampa Shelter. During that time, Captain John Stennett was studying for a master’s degree in social work at Northwest Nazarene University, and Jerry, serving as John’s supervisor, created policies and procedures for the shelter. Many NNU social work students have interned at the Salvation Army, and Jerry has mentored them. He has also mentored and recruited future leaders for the Salvation Army Advisory Board, which is how I [Mark Maddix] got connected with the Salvation Army.
Jerry’s wife, Barb, was influential in helping to plan and organize the first annual Salvation Army Banquet. Barb, along with Barb Watkins and Maxine Horn, initiated this banquet in the old basement with only a few items available for auction. She has since been actively involved in the development and success of the annual banquet, and today it is the major fundraiser for the Salvation Army.
Jerry has been actively involved in the community by giving leadership to the University district, working to serve the needs of people around the NNU campus. He was invited by Governor Phil Batt to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council for Social Services in 1996. Jerry’s experience and expertise in social services has helped enhance the mission of the Salvation Army.
Jerry Hull is a great human being who cares deeply about liberating people from structures and policies that oppress or unjustly treat mankind. He models a life of justice, mercy and humility with God. With God’s grace, Jerry has helped provide redemption, hope and encouragement to the broken and hurting of society. Today we recognize Jerry Hull for his excellent leadership and service to the Salvation Army.
At this time, Major Bill Hathorn will present “The Others Award,” the highest award given to a volunteer by the Salvation Army, and the Life-Time Membership Award.”