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Belmont University's Fisher Center For the Performing Arts

2020 Belmont Blvd | Nashville, Tennessee

What did it look like for the first disciple, Andrew, to answer the Call of Jesus Christ?

What does it look like for us today?

The Call of Jesus to "follow me" first given to Andrew, still extends to us today as we carry that Call into every corner of Church, culture, society, and vocation.

God has called all of us. This calling provides the throughline for our lives, transforming how we engage the world. Join Operation Andrew Group on November 7th at CALLED, as we come together to explore the possibilities of obedience, and present the Joe and Honey Rodgers Christian Civic Leadership Awards to three individuals that have obeyed that Call in their own lives.

Hosted by

Lisa Harper

What To Expect


  • Gather around the table with friends for dinner, a time to explore Operation Andrew Group's Calling, and hear from our three honorees!

  • There are guaranteed to be some special moments throughout the evening, you won't want to miss this time to celebrate what God has done and is doing!

  • At this time, face masks are optional for attendees. We want you to feel safe and comfortable, so you are welcome to wear a mask.

  • Should COVID-19 conditions change, we will make appropriate adjustments to the event.


  • We will also be recording the event and sharing online following the event on the evening of November 7th.

  • You are welcome to host a small gathering in your home or enjoy on your own from the comfort of your own couch.

  • Make it as casual or lively as you want! Think virtual red carpet in full black-tie or casual TV time attire… or embrace "the awkward" with a virtual celebration dance floor right in your backyard.

  • Take a selfie, share it online and tag us at @OperationAndrew.Group using #CALLED2022

No matter how you may choose to join us, we know that CALLED will be

an evening to remember

The Joe + Honey Rodgers

Christian Civic Leadership Award

The Joe + Honey Rodgers Christian Civic Leadership Award recognizes Christian leaders who demonstrate excellence and humility as they strengthen others. In the 14th annual celebration of Joe and Honey's community contributions, our 2022 honorees couldn't exemplify these standards more perfectly.

The late U.S. Ambassador to France, Joe M. and his wife Helen "Honey" Rodgers are prime examples of Kingdom-minded influence. Joe and Honey pointed others to Christ as they led with integrity around the world, nation, and our local community.

As one of the founders and early chair of Operation Andrew Group, Joe opened the door for us to mobilize Nashville's faith community to serve our city collaboratively. Through a deep love of the Lord and desire to see Nashville flourish, Joe and Honey encouraged others to come together regardless of denomination, ethnic background, and economic status to transform our future.

We honor them by celebrating today's leaders that exhibit the same spirit of Christ-honoring leadership that Joe modeled and Honey continues to display.

The 2022 Joe + Honey Rodgers Award Recipients

Scroll through and click recipient photos to meet our 2022 honorees

Past Award Recipients

Miles Ezell Jr, Marty Dickens, Lee Beaman, Sam Bartholomew, Beth Harwell, Lee Barfield, Stuart McWhorter, Howard Gentry, Amy Grant, Don Finto, Bill Carpenter, Dee Anna Smith, L.H. Hardwick, Richard Lewis, Sandy Bledsoe, Dr. Charles McGowan, Jacki Patillo, Michael W. Smith, Charles Strobel, Harold Brewer, CeCe Winans, Hal Hadden, Mike Arrington, Dr. James Hildreth, and Neika Stephens.

Our Generous Sponsors



Elizabeth and Don O'Neal

Jane and Steve Richards

Denise and Steve Smith

Stephens Family Christian Trust


Linda and Jim Allen

Portin and Gary Baker

Tammy Brewer

Robbie and Hank Davis

Carole and John Ferguson

Crissy and the Honorable Bill Haslam

Vicki and Rick Holton

Cindy and Stan Knott

Rhonda and Dr. Randy Lowry

Haden and Jimmy Pickel

Ann and Turney Stevens


  • Sandy and Craig Bledsoe

  • Ann and Frank Bumstead

  • Coggin Family Foundation

  • Kella and DJ Farris

  • Lisa and David Flow

  • Vanessa and Brian Friedman

  • Julie and Kevin Hawley

  • Jane and Marty Kittrell

  • Karen and Larry Kloess with Linda and Chris Magill

  • Linda Leathers and Gary Tullock

  • Delores and Richard Lewis, Sr.

  • Meharry Medical College

  • Michael Shane Neal

  • Nancy and Bill Reece

  • Scarola Family Fund

  • StorPlace


  • American Constructors

  • Tam and Frank Gordon

  • Amy and Guy Griffith

  • Allison and Bart Harper

  • Harpeth Hills Church of Christ

  • Beth and Sam Harwell

  • HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health

  • Marge Leathers

  • Carol and Walt Leaver

  • Lipscomb University and Academy

  • Alice and Erle Nye

  • Pinnacle Bank

  • Alison and Craig Reed

  • Williamson College

Thank you for wanting to partner with OAGroup financially to sponsor Called, featuring the Joe + Honey Rodgers Awards. We have several sponsorship levels with varying amenities that can be viewed below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.