Faith and Profession Initiative


TCCTC honored Les Akers, President of Legacy Toyota at the 2018 Faith and Profession Award Dinner. Mr. Akers accepted the award at the FSU Alumni Center on April 5th, before a packed audience of over 200 community leaders, professional colleagues, and friends.

TCCTC’s Faith and Profession Award has become an important annual event in the life of the college and Tallahassee’s professional community. TCCTC Student and Former Board Chair Gary Griffin explains:

Today’s world tells us we need to divorce our faith from our work, and that is just not true. This award has been established in order to recognize those professionals and community leaders who live out their Christian faith in the workplace, truly demonstrating that everything that we do, as people of faith, is ministry.

During the evening John Rivers, Founder and CEO of 4R Restaurant Group presented an inspiring keynote address. Click HERE to view his testimony.



At the banquet, Jo Anne Arnett, TCCTC Co-Founder and President presented the first Faith and Profession Scholarship to Tanesha Williams, a master’s degree student at TCCTC.

The college is especially grateful to the Host Committee: Everitt Drew, Ben Graybar, Major Harding, Henree Martin, Dr. Al McCully and Robert Parrish; the 17 local businesses and professionals that sponsored the event; and the many volunteers — all who contributed to the success of the evening.

  • 2017 Honoree Major Harding with 2018 Honoree Les Akers

Click here to see details about the 2017 award and its recipient, Justice Major B. Harding.

Click here to see details about the 2016 award and its recipient, J. Everitt Drew.


Faith and Profession Initiative: Get Involved

TCCTC is establishing a “think tank” of local leaders in law, medicine, finance, business and other fields to identify Biblical educational needs and recommend service delivery. These “Faith and Profession Fellows” will identify future award candidates who emerge during the process.

To become involved in educating and encouraging Tallahassee Christian professionals, contact Linda Strickland, Administrative Assistant.


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