Tom Pace — Spirit Award
Pace is a mentor, author, founder and CEO of Oklahoma City based PaceButler. Pace is a sought-after motivational speaker that is as comfortable sharing with students, inmates and civic leaders as well as fellow CEOs.
Pace’s book, Mentor: The Kid & The CEO, is especially popular with inmates. Pace has donated thousands of copies of Mentor as well as The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren to OJPM that have been distributed throughout the 16 jails in which we minister.
Keitha Hall-Bert — Sower Award
Corporal Hall has served in the OJPM Female Chaplain’s Office on the sixth floor of the Oklahoma County Jail since June of 2002. Hall is a detention officer with the Oklahoma County Detention Center who sees her responsibilities going beyond the normal job description to minister to the incarcerated ladies.
Jason Trice is co-president & CEO of Jasco Products Company.
Jasco designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 innovative consumer products for leading brands such as GE, Disney, Philips, Energizer, Honeywell, Enbrighten, EcoSurvivor and more.
Jason began his career at Jasco as a product manager in 2002 and received numerous innovation awards. He also worked as business development director and then executive vice president of sales, managing all Jasco’s sales efforts throughout North and South America. As CEO, he oversees Jasco’s sales, operations and finance divisions.
Prior to his career at Jasco, Jason won multiple national championships as a debater, coach and ultimately the director of the Michigan State University Debate Team.
Trice holds a BA in Political Science and MS in Communication from Michigan State University. He serves on the Board of Water4 and is an active community member and trustee of the Jasco Giving Hope Foundation.
The Oklahoma City native has been married to his wife, Emily, for 18 years, has two children and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.
George Rennix has been a member of Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Edmond, Oklahoma, since 2000. George owned and operated two businesses for 15 years before becoming the executive director for Christian Business Men’s Connection, an international ministry to men in the marketplace, where he served for 18 years.
In 2005, Rennix, an ordained minister, started Barnabas Ministries, Inc. BMI provides employee chaplaincy services to 11 companies in the greater Oklahoma City Metro area. The ministry also provides Rennix the opportunity to meet with men and couples, who are not connected to the corporate chaplaincy program, to address a variety of life issues.
He serves on the OJPM Board of Directors and counsels inmates at the Oklahoma County jail once a week. Rennix has also been going into jails and prisons through the ministries of Prison Fellowship and The Bill Glass Prison Ministry for the past 41 years.
Rennix has been married to his wife, Suzanne, for 31 years. They have four children and eight grandchildren.
Here is just a few memories from our luncheon:
OJPM has two awards that it uses to acknowledge people who have a significant impact on God’s kingdom through our ministry. The Sower Award is for a ministry volunteer who has served as a chaplain to inmates and the Spirit Award is for a financial supporter that has undergirded our outreach and discipleship with the inmates.
This year’s event honors Argyl and Janel Dick with our 2018 Sower Award and Tom and Kay Hill with our 2018 Spirit Award .
Argyl Dick served as OJPM executive chaplain from 1998 until 2010. Argyl was instrumental in building OJPM through the formative years of its ministry. Argyl and his wife, Janel, are traveling from Pennsylvania, where they have retired, for this special occasion.
Tom and Kay Hill are godly leaders in our community and are well known business people and mentors through Character First and Kimray, Inc. The Hills have been gracious patrons of OJPM and Tom is our biggest ambassador.
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