Honoured for Years of Service in the Community

Honouring Howard Johnson

People - Johnson, HowardThe following is taken from the December 2012 edition of NEXUS, published by Fellowship Pacific. Howard Johnson, President and CEO of Baptist Housing, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his many years of service to senior adults. But while the ministry itself is a national one, there is an international component to it as people from other parts of the world come to see excellence at work.

“On October 18, 2012, Howard was honoured to be one of approximately twenty-five recipients of the medal at the Annual Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference in Vancouver.

The award indicates that, ‘The medal serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians for dedication to improving the lives of older adults in Canada.’

Howards says that ‘it is with extreme gratitude that I have been privileged to serve Seniors alongside tremendous Team Members, Partners, Fellow Colleagues and Friends these 40 years in the capacity of colleague and volunteer.

‘The past 24 years with Baptist Housing alone have allowed me to greet hundreds of people visiting Canada who have come to learn from the innovative ways Baptist Housing is serving Seniors.

‘I believe that I would not have received this honour without your participation and association with me and Baptist Housing.’”


Honouring Jim Turner

Winter 2013 - Turner, Jim receiving awardJim served in three churches over a period of twenty years in pastoral ministry. In addition he taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, served in executive positions in the regional and national Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada.

He served the law enforcement community in a voluntary capacity for over nineteen years beginning with five years with the RCMP as Chaplain in "K" Division, specifically Calgary Sub-Division. Since moving back to B.C. in 1995, Jim began serving at Burnaby, Richmond Detachments and "E" Division HQ. On October 23, 2000 Jim left full-time pastoral ministry in the church setting and was appointed as the first Divisional Chaplain for "E" Division. In February 2001, Jim was appointed Chaplain at Delta Police. Two years later, he was appointed chaplain at Vancouver Police.

Chaplain Turner has been honoured for his service to the community and to our First Responders. He was recently presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.