During its service of worship, Sunday, October 28, Milan First United Methodist Church honored Jerry Flippin with the Order of St. Andrew, sponsored by the United Methodist Foundation for
the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. The recognition was presented by Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of the Foundation.
This Order honors clergy and laity who have greatly influenced the life of the church and blessed lives through their personal ministry. A part of the Milan congregation for over 90 years, Jerry and his wife Sara served as Sunday School teachers for 60 years, as well as chairing and participating in many committees and leadership roles. Jerry has always led Milan First UMC into the mission field, both locally and internationally. He participated in mission trips to Africa, Honduras, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Estonia, Russia, the ABC Islands, as well as Red Bird Mission and the Wood Cutting Mission in North Carolina. He recruited numerous other church members to work as the hands and feet of Christ in the world and Gibson County. Through his legal practice and leadership in community organizations, and his participation in the work of the Memphis Annual Conference, Jerry has
touched innumerable lives in the name of Jesus Christ. Always ready to share a story to make an important point and inspire others, Jerry has indeed
been an Andrew, bringing people to Jesus and sharing God’s love with all he meets. Jerry Flippin’s loving spirit and faithful work have made him truly God’s “very good and faithful