Community Service Award Honoree: Rev. Eyvette Abbott
Community Service Award Honoree
The Biblical charge to feed the hungry and clothe the naked is one that Pastor Eyvette Abbott takes seriously.
For her first foray into ministry, she used her own food stamps to make bag lunches to hand out in public housing communities. Along with the food, Abbott served-up a healthy helping of God’s Word.
When she founded Miracles Outreach International Ministries, Abbott continued to take God’s message to the streets, meeting people where they were and using her spiritual gifts to help them deal with the circumstances that life had dealt them.
She started the nonprofit Robbie Wilson Community Services to help local residents afflicted with HIV/AIDS, homelessness, substance abuse and mental health illnesses. Her work reminds them that they are all children of God, though society often forgets or simply ignores them.
Abbott, whose international missionary work has taken her to Central America, has also become a staunch advocate for the next generation. Whether she is volunteering in Forsyth County Juvenile Drug Court or urging a child to strive to reach his or her fullest potential, Pastor Abbott is committed to helping those who will one day be our leaders.
She is proof that faith, not deep-pockets, is the essential ingredient needed to do God’s work. For this, and many other reasons like it, The Chronicle and the community it serves are proud to honor Pastor Eyvette Brown Abbott with a Community Service Award.