Bishop Ferrell Receives 2022 Outstanding Community Service Appreciation Award

Bishop Willie Ferrell, Bishop

At its 16th Annual Meeting and Community Service Appreciation Breakfast Reception, hosted digitally at, the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) celebrated Bishop Dr. Willie Ferrell with the 2022 Outstanding Community Service Appreciation Award. The event agenda was co-sponsored by HCFS Founding Member, The Honorable Van R. Johnson, II, Mayor of the City of Savannah and HCFS Member, The Honorable John T. Wilcher, Sheriff of the Chatham county. Renowned civil rights leader and social justice advocate, the Reverend Dr. Francys Johnson brought a message for all seasons. You can currently go to the webpage to see the program.

Bishop Dr. Ferrell, pastor of the Royal Church of Christ on Hudson Hill, is no stranger to communities in Savannah Chatham County and the coastal region. His love for God’s people can be seen and felt in a multitude of places, from the Savannah-Chatham County Call Center to the Moses Jackson Community Center, to the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance, the Association for the emancipation, board, and advisory capabilities with the Savannah NAACP Branch, charter member and three-term president of the HCFS, and active chaplain to the Savannah and Chatham County Police Departments and the Savannah County Fire Department. Savannah. He has served as Sheriff’s Chaplain for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office since 1987.

Bishop Ferrell was called to ministry while serving in the United States Army.

He continues to serve the Churches of God in Christ in his home district of Florida’s Third Jurisdiction. He and First Lady Margaret N. Wilson Ferrell have been a blessed team for more than fifty years as they turned to the Lord while raising their six children.

As HCFS President Randolph L. Slay bestowed the honor, he said Bishop Ferrell had indeed “let his light so shine before men, that they might see his good works and glorify his Father.” which is in the heavens”. Former State Senator

Diana Harvey Johnson, president of Pinnacle Communications Corporation and senior consultant to the HCFS, said Bishop Ferrell is doing a real service to our community. We are proud to join the list of many organizations, government entities and individuals who have already recognized his outstanding efforts.

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Norma P. Rex