Above: From left, Oklahoma Baptist University President Heath Thomas and Walter Wilson, Oklahoma Baptists African American ministry partner, are shown presenting the J.M. Carroll Award to Alan Quigley, Oklahoma Baptists associate executive director for church resources, during the Advance Conference.

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) President Heath A. Thomas presented the J.M. Carroll Award to Alan Quigley during the Advance Conference March 4 at Oklahoma City, St. John Missionary.

The J.M. Carroll Award is given to recognize outstanding denominational service in Oklahoma. It is named for J.M. Carroll, who served as OBU’s first president, helping establish the foundation upon which OBU’s tradition of excellence has been built.

Quigley serves as Oklahoma Baptists associate executive director for church resources, overseeing several state convention ministries including Falls Creek programming, church music, evangelism, GoStudents Network, CrossTimbers, Disaster Relief and Chaplaincy. He has served two tenures with Oklahoma Baptists, from 2003 to 2009 as evangelism director, then from 2013 to the present in various leadership capacities.

A native of Hinton, Quigley was raised in Del City. He developed a heart and habit for personal evangelism when he was a young person at Del City, First Southern and as a camper at Falls Creek. Quigley has served as a pastor in several capacities in churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas.

As director of evangelism for Oklahoma Baptists, Quigley oversaw the annual Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference. He led major evangelism campaigns for the state convention that reached people for Christ in every community, including ACROSS Oklahoma, which mobilized churches to distribute more than 3 million gospel materials around the state.

Quigley has served on committees and boards with the Southern Baptist Convention, including the North American Mission Board. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and Southwestern Seminary. He and his wife Cindy are active members of Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills and have been married since 1988. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Known for years as the State Evangelism Conference, the Advance Conference exists to encourage Oklahoma Baptists to share the Good News of Jesus with others. It is designed to inspire and encourage Oklahoma Baptists to carry the gospel to their friends and neighbors as they engage and listen to pastors and evangelists from Oklahoma and across the nation.