The Mid-South Gospel Awards honored Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick with the African American Achievement Award on Sunday night.
The awards program took place at Heavens View Baptist Church in Lebanon.
"I am just a servant," said Hambrick. "That's who I am. I am humbled and honored."
Hambrick and his wife, Denise, have five children and 14 grandchildren. He lives in Mt. Juliet, and on Dec. 17, 2012 was appointed Mt. Juliet police chief after serving as deputy chief. He holds a degree in Christian education and a masters and doctorate in psychology and Christian counseling. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University Police Staff and Command School.
Hambrick serves as the department's chaplain and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is the pastor of counseling and development at Grace Fellowship Ministries. He sits on several boards, including Restoration Community Outreach, Youth Enrichment Summer University at Corona Baptist, Charis Health Center, Wilson County Youth Ranch and the YMCA.
Hambrick has served as pastor of Prosperity Baptist Church and Transformation Fellowship Ministries and is associate minister at First Baptist Church Hopewell and Corona Baptist Church.