“People don’t care what you know. They want to know you care.”
Those were some of the thoughts Rev. Ronnie Arnold shared at Thursday night’s Campbell County Good Scout Award Dinner where he was the guest of honor. (TOP PHOTO – Cumberland District Chairman Brent McNeeley (L) congratulated Arnold)
Arnold, in his 30th year as pastor of Cedar Hill Baptist Church, was presented with the 12th Annual Campbell County Good Scout Award before a packed house at the Ball Farm Event Center.
Arnold (L), a cancer survivor, visits with Representative Dennis Powers before Thursday night’s ceremony honoring Arnold
The evening had an uplifting air about it as friends, scouts, community leaders, elected officials and several members of Cedar Hill Baptist Church were in attendance. Many kind words were spoken from the podium about Arnold, including a moving tribute video leading to the pastor’s comments.
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Arnold was nostalgic as he spoke of days spending time with his grandparents, the Heatherlys, in Davis Chapel. Memories from waiting for the rolling store to riding his grandfather’s mule to a sad time for a then six-year old Arnold attending his grandfather’s burial at Sunrise Cemetery flowed from the pastor.
Arnold, a cancer survivor wearing an oxygen tube, received an emotional and fitting standing ovation
“I am so unworthy of any recognition, but I thank you,” said Arnold. “Thirty years ago, we came to College Hill, and we found a community of partners. One of the great honors is to serve the Lord – it’s never been work. It’s been a love affair.”
In closing, Arnold thanked Peoples Bank of the South and all of the sponsors. “It’s a joy to be here (in Campbell County) and be a part of the community, and it was an honor to raise our family here,” said Arnold. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/15/2019-6AM)