Wolf honored as religious Citizen of the Year by area magazine

Wolf honored as religious Citizen of the Year by area magazine

Jay Wolf, pastor of First Baptist Church, Montgomery, was recently honored by River Region Living as Citizen of the Year: Religion.

“Wolf has been recognized and honored repeatedly not only in the River Region area but nationally and around the world,” the March 10 article read.

As pastor of a “mighty church,” Wolf has mobilized church members to impact thousands through more than 50 diverse ministry projects “striving to meet the needs of every age, race and type (of) person,” the article read. In his 26 years, he started numerous programs including the church’s Community Ministries, various feeding programs and the Barnabas Ministry, which provides encouragement and assistance to the unemployed.

River Region Living also recognized Wolf for his work in organizing churches of all denominations and backgrounds to join the One Montgomery initiative, which promotes understanding and trust across racial and ethnic lines.

Wolf has stepped into other prominent roles as well. In April 2017 he was chosen to hold the Bible as Kay Ivey was sworn in as Alabama’s new governor.

Douglas McElvy, a member of First Baptist, Montgomery, said, “There is no citizen of Montgomery more recognized, better known and more respected than Dr. Jay Wolf.” (Grace Thornton)