Kevin Gay, Founder and CEO of Operation New Hope, and long time Board Chair Kinder (Kin) Cannon were presented with The Bishop’s Cross Award. The endowment is the highest honor given by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida to recognize those who have given most generously of their God-given time, talent or treasure toward the support, up building and strengthening of the life of the Diocese. The presentation was made during the Episcopal Diocese of Florida Convention on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
In addition to Kevin’s work leading Operation New Hope for the past 20 years, he is also a founding member of Reconcile Jacksonville, which has been responsible for partnering over forty black and white churches since 1992. In 2003, the City of Jacksonville nominated Kevin for a national award through Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) and on May 22, 2003 he and nine others from around the country received the prestigious NUSA Notables Award.
Congratulations Kevin and Kin! Thank you for your service, hard-work, and compassion. You are shining examples for us all.