Lowndes County Board of Education Awards Davey Lyon Volunteer of the Year – Lowndes Signal

Lowndes County Board of Education Awards Davey Lyon Volunteer of the Year

Published at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2012

Image of God Church at 45 in Hayneville celebrated one year of serving community residents Oct. 23 and recognized Pastor Davey Lyon, who was awarded the Lowndes County Board of Education Volunteer of the Year.

In May 2022, BOE citizens recognized the Lyons community along with school faculty and staff who make a difference in the lives of students and families.

Neal Hughes, director of missions for the Montgomery Baptist Association of Churches, said Lyons, who is a volunteer football coach at Central High School in Hayneville, treats the students there as part of his family.

He serves and cares for them both with piety and piety, Hughes described. “He asks the leaders how the Church can best serve and so I did as food and study and care.”

Lyons, his wife Amber, and other church volunteers helped with local school athletic events and an end-of-the-year celebration for Jackson Steele Elementary fifth-grade students.

“Lord, Lyons is truly a blessing from God for our kids and our football program,” Central Hayneville Coach Corvin Johnson said. “He goes above and beyond to help us. Whether it’s food, donations, or just a motivational prayer, always reach out. We are so grateful that he has chosen to invest his time and energy with Central High School.”

According to Superintendent Jason Burroughs, Lyon and Image of God volunteers are all they can do for the children of Lowndes County.

“They are outstanding,” Burrough said. “We have never had a church organization as much as they do for our children. They are very good at what they do.”

Burroughs said the church is helping Hayneville Central, Hayneville Middle School, Jackson Steele, and Calhoun Schools by providing necessary supplies to teachers and hosting student-athlete pre-game meals for the basketball, football, and baseball teams.

Serving humility in the heart of Lyons. Lyons pointed out that while listing his name on the certificate, he recognized the praise of the efforts of the entire church.

“Davey humbly serves the Lord with great joy,” Hughes reflected. “[He and Amber] focus on the scattered church, not just the gathered church. It opened all kinds of doors throughout the county and touched the lives of many people. You can’t go anywhere without someone knowing Davey.”

Lyons left his job with the Alabama Department of Transportation to answer a call to service. He and Amber were sent by Benton Baptist Church and now serve as church planters, members of the Image of God students to proclaim God’s love by serving their community.

“[The church] it’s family,” Hughes said. “Serving the Lord is in their DNA and they do it through community service. It’s not just an activity to talk about, it’s what they do, day in and day out.

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