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The Squire Jehagen Award


The Squire Jehagen Award is given to a member of The Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church that exhibits the spirit, values and commitment to the church and community.

The Squire Jehagen Award was created to carry on the spirit of Rev. Jahagen by investing in the needs of the community’s poor and underserved through initiatives that were important to Rev. Jahagen in the late 1800’s and still a great need today.

Rev. Jehagen was the founder of the oldest African American church in Fayetteville, Arkansas – The Historic St. James Missionary Baptist which was incorporated after the civil war and soon after the Emancipation Proclamation.

His great passion for the community was undeniable and to further his legacy of giving back, serving and providing a conduit to success, the Squire Jehagen Award is here to recognize those that carry that mantel.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the nomination form below.

  • Persons being nominated for this award will have consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion, and service to both The Historic St. James and community at-large over the last year.
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