May 29, 2024

I never knew how accomplished Joni was.

Authored over 30 books.

Serves on several boards, including the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization as Senior Associate on Disability Concerns and the Board of Reference for the Christian Medical and Dental Society. She also serves in an advisory capacity to the American Leprosy Mission, the National Institute on Learning Disabilities, Love and Action, and Christian Blind Mission International.

Received The American Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award; The Courage Award from the Courage Rehabilitation Center; The Award of Excellence from the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center; The Victory Award from the National Rehabilitation Hospital; The Golden Word Award from the International Bible Society.

Named “Churchwoman of the Year” in 1993 by the Religious Heritage Foundation and was the first woman to be honored by the National Association of Evangelicals as their “Layperson of the Year.” She is currently the Honorary Co-Chair of the Presidential Prayer Team.

Joni holds:
– An honorary Bachelor of Letters from Western Maryland College;
– An honorary Doctor of Humanities from Gordon College;
– An honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Columbia International University, the first honorary doctorate bestowed in their 75-year-old history; and
– An honorary Doctor of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary.

All this, while being a quadriplegic.

1 Cor 1:27-28
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

Joni and Friends