THE COMMONWEALTH DISTINGUISHED AWARD is given to a man or woman who has exemplified a life of holiness and integrity; who has been creative and innovative in serving our jurisdiction and his/her local church.
THE BISHOP O. T. JONES, SR. AWARD is in honor of our late Jurisdictional Bishop, Ozro Thurston Jones, Sr. This prestigious award is given to a senior statesman in our church who exemplifies the leadership qualities of Bishop O. T. Jones, Sr., and is a family man, is faithful to the church, and is a man of prayer.
THE MOTHER NEANZA Z. JONES AWARD is in honor of the late wife of Bishop O. T. Jones, Sr., and is given to a woman who exemplifies the ideals of Christian womanhood. She is hospitable, warm, and her characteristics are those of the Proverbs 31 woman.
THE MOTHER IRENE A. OAKLEY AWARD is in honor of the Founding Director of the May Festival Committee; and is given to a man or woman who demonstrates faithfulness, loyalty, and selflessness to leadership.
THE CHAPLAIN ELMER N. HUNTER AWARD is given to a man or woman who has demonstrated a strong leadership role in the jurisdiction. This recipient is faithful to our churches and has distinguished him/herself as a civic and community leader.
THE DR. LAFAYETTE FRANK GOODING AWARD is given to a man or woman who is multi-talented, active in the community, and has a passion for missions and education.
THE BISHOP O. T. JONES, JR. AWARD is given to a young person from each District who exemplifies loyalty, faithfulness, and hard work in his/her local church, district, and jurisdiction.