Smith’s Service Honored With ‘Bridge’ Award
he late Reger C. Smith, Jr., a veteran Seventh-day Adventist musician and designer who served as associate communication director for public relations of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was honored posthumously with the church's Bridge Award.
At a September 18 memorial ceremony for Smith at world church headquarters near Washington, D.C., his wife, Delores, accepted the award, which recognizes meritorious contributions to communicating the Adventist Church's message of hope.
Smith, the 19th recipient of the Bridge Award, was selected for his professionalism in creatively conveying the Adventist message of hope and quality of life through design, public relations and music. The award also honors his establishment of the visitor's center at church headquarters.
Created in 2001 by the General Conference’s Communication department, the Bridge Award honors visionary thinking, excellence in responsible journalism, professional mentoring and outstanding achievements in media, public relations and public affairs.
Smith died May 8 at age 54 at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland, following a lengthy illness. He had served the church for nearly 30 years.
--Adventist News Network with AR staff