On Friday, September 11, 2009, Rev. Thurmond Tillman, pastor of First African Baptist Church received the Public Service Award from the Georgia Black Legislative Caucus in honor of his father Eugene Tillman who served 16 years in the Georgia General Assembly.
The award was presented to Rev. Tillman during the Cruise for a Cause, one of the events held during the Georgia Black Legislative Caucus’ two-day session here in Savannah. Funds raised from Cruise for a Cause will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Savannah, and May Street YMCA.
Pictured left to right State Senator Lester Jackson, State Representative Linmore James, State Senator Emanuel Jones (Chairman of Georgia Legislative Black Caucus), Rev. Thurmond Tillman, State Representative Al Williams, State Representative Mickey Stephens, State Representative Craig Gordon and Lonnie Alston.
Eugene Tillman served as state representative serving Liberty, McIntosh, and Glynn Counties. He pastored Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick, for over 43 years. Tillman passed away in July 2009.