Recipients of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in the Oklahoma Conference of the UMC were honored during their annual conference in May. The recipients are:
Pat McGarrity helped establish the Project Transformation program in Oklahoma in 2022. Both before and after establishing the program, McGarrity was an advocate for children’s education and active in the missional work in the church. The award was presented by Rev. Derrek Belase (left) during a special concert featuring McGarrity’s granddaughter Ashleigh Robinson (second from right), the 2021 Miss Oklahoma.
Rev. David Guajardo (center), has pastored Vida de Abundancia in Laverne, a multi-lingual church, since 2014. The congregation just broke ground on a new building. He was presented the award while he and his wife Gloria Guajardo (left) gave a report for the Cimarron District.