Each year, at the Kentucky Council of Churches Annual Assembly, the KCC honors outstanding work and highlights models for ministry from the previous assembly's theme. In 2012, the theme highlighted health ministries.
Mark Howell, Minister of Missions at FBC Frankfort and Chair of Missions for the KBF Missions Work Group of the Coordinating Council, received the honor given by the Kentucky Council of Churches on Thursday evening at Kentucky Dam Village State Park. The Mission Frankfort Clinic was founded in 2002 by FBC, Frankfort. The dental clinic started in September 2002 with medical and pharmacy services beginning in 2004 respectively. Each service has grown dramatically as more and more persons deal with the reality of no health insurance and the struggle of rising medical care costs. The mission of the clinic is to provide basic medical, dental and pharmaceutical care to the uninsured of Franklin County. Currently, the clinic has nearly 1,000 active patients. All patients are seen by volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dental hygienists, and a variety of other health care providers. Most patients struggle with chronic disease and have no other access to care. Mission Frankfort Clinic is a beacon of hope providing healing to these vulnerable neighbors in need through the generous gift of service.