Barbara and Hilton are presented the William Cooper Faith and Community in Action Award by KY Governor Matt Bevin at the annual Kentucky Governor's Prayer Breakfast February 16, 2016
Gov. Matt Bevin
Barb and Hilton with Dr. Daniel Lewis
Guest Speaker John Calipari Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats
About the William Cooper Faith and Community in Action Award
William Cooper, the namesake of the award, was inspired to begin a prayer breakfast in Kentucky after having the privilege of attending several Presidential Prayer Breakfasts in Washington, D.C. With Cooper's vision and under Gov. Bert Combs, Kentucky hosted its first Governor's Prayer Breakfast in 1965.
The William Cooper Faith and Community in Action Award was established in 2009 in honor of the Rev. William Jefferson Cooper, Sr., of West Port, Kentucky. Mr. Cooper, a man of faith and vision, and was the founder of the Kentucky Govenor's Prayer Breakfast.
Today the tradition continues and this year Mr. Cooper was again recognized by having the award presented in his name to Barbara and Hilton Duncan, co-directors of Integrated Community Ministries, in Stearns, KY.
Everyday Barb and Hilton live the ICM Mission Statement and set a great example of How we should love our neighbor, support our community and adhere to the values on which Kentucky was built, "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL."
The Commonwealth is honored to recognize the Duncan's giving spirit with the 2016 William Cooper Faith and Community in Action Award.
Barb and Hilton with Jarrod Polson, former KY Wildcat
Barb with Nerlens Noel former Wildcat and current Philadelphia 76'er
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Integrated Community Ministries
McCreary County The Poorest County in the United States
"When I was naked you clothed me." Thrift Store- Serving hundreds of families per month with clothing, furniture and other household items
When I needed shelter you helped me ICM coordinated more than 30 home repairs in 2015 and the need continues as we look toward 2016
Ministry Programs Annual Christian Retreats
Youth Outreach Programs
Weekly Youth Ministry
Weekly Bible Study
Data and Learning Center A safe place for kids
A learning place for children and adults GED Program Assistance Tutoring
Game and Family Nights
Rattlesnake Ridge is located in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern KY. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's five year American Community Survey, McCreary County is the 10th poorest county in the United States
ICM's average family lives on less than $12,000 annually