The purpose of the Miracle Temple Annual Christmas banquet is to exalt and magnify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and to present the R.U.D.Y. Family Award to a well-deserving family in the Bartlesville Community.  

The Miracle Temple Christmas Banquet was established in 2003 to host a social event within the well-established community. This event has been hosted at the Bartlesville Community Center going on 15 years. In 2008, The R.U.D.Y Family Award was birth in memory of the late Elder Rudolph M. Nash, Pastor of Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ. This "service" award is presented each year to a nominated individual or family based on the criteria of Respected in the Community, Understood by others, Dedicated to family and Yielded to God. 
R.U.D.Y. Family Award Recipients are: Mrs. Rita Beavers, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Dodd, Mr. & Mrs. Mervin Grayson, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Beavers, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Towers, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Pettiford, Mr. & Mrs. Babe Jones, Ms. Bettye Williams and Ms. Josie Oulds. 


The late Rudolph M. Nash became Pastor of Miracle Temple C.O.G.I.C., Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1988.  His name was synonymous with service and family.  Along with his wife of 36 years, Ruth, the couple raised eight children and remained active in the Bartlesville community. 

Pastor Rudolph Nash served on the board of several organizations, such as, United Way, Boys & Girls Club, Westside Community Center and Community Enrichment Black Scholarship Fund.  He was also an avid golfer and a member of the Adams Municipal Golf Course. 

In his honor, Miracle Temple C.O.G.I.C. have presented nine families with the "R.U.D.Y. Nash Family Award" based on the following criteria. 






Mrs. Ruth Adair Nash

She is a "Pillar of Strength" in her community:  She served as Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club, YWCA, Mutual Girls Advisory Committee, Boys & Girls Club Keystone Service Club Travelling Advisor and President of the Westside Senior Citizen's Club. 

Ruth faithfully serves God, her Pastor, Elder Lowell B. Nash and the Miracle Temple Church family in the capacity of Superintendent of the Sunday School Department.   Her ministry also consisted of Jail Ministry and visiting the Sick and Shut-ins!

She is a retiree of Phillips Petroleum Company and Arnold Moore's Funeral Home. 

Wife of the late Rudolph M. Nash

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