BCNN1.com, the No. 1 daily black Christian internet newspaper, has named Texas pastor and author, Dwight McKissic, Sr., its 'Man of the Year' and freelance writer and blogger, La Shawn Barber, its 'Woman of the Year' for 2012. Four runners-up have been selected in both the men's and women's categories as well. The men include: Samuel Rodriguez, Tony Evans, Anthony Evans, and Russell D. Moore. The women include: Sophia A. Nelson, Dianna Hobbs, Joyce Meyer, and Priscilla Shirer.
The BCNN1 Man of the Year and Woman of the Year recognizes people of faith who impact culture and society with their Christian worldview. In Matthew 5, Jesus Christ calls His followers to be salt and light in the world. He states clearly, "Ye are the salt of the earth...Ye are the light of the world." BCNN1.com recognizes the men and women who have been salt and light in an increasingly dark society.
One of the most influential ways to challenge and influence culture is through the written word published on the largest communication medium in history -- the internet. These men and women have used the internet as a tool to speak out on important and controversial issues that shaped the news in 2012. BCNN1.com recognizes that contribution.
Click the links below to read more about why the man and woman of the year were chosen and for more information about the runners-up.
BCNN1.com is dedicated to reporting breaking news from a black, Christian perspective for the glory of God. The Mission of BCNN1 is to: Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, and especially to our "kinsmen according to the flesh"; to Inform people with the news that impacts Christians around the world; to Inspire people with Christian-based stories, literature, books and prayer and soul-winning materials.; and to Educate people regarding the matters of spiritual warfare, prayer, witnessing for Christ, and occupying until Jesus comes.