Rev. Agnew named Liberty Bell honoree

Photo Provided Members of the Belmont County Bar Association surround the Rev. James M. Agnew after naming him its Liberty Bell Award winner. From left are Alex Vance, Logan Graham, Bonnie Williams, Cole Antolak, Agnew, Law Day Chairperson Jacob Leach, Mike McCormick, retired Judge Mark Costine and Belmont County Bar President Rob Plumby.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Rev. James M. Agnew III is the latest recipient of the Belmont County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award.

On Wednesday at Belmont Hills Country Club, the bar association held its annual Law Day Celebration. Law Day Chairperson attorney Jacob Leach presented Agnew with the Liberty Bell Award.

“The Liberty Bell Award is given annually to an outstanding person in the community who promotes the rule of law and civility in the community,” the association states in a news release.

In outlining his accomplishments, the bar association termed Agnew a “titan in the community.” His accomplishments include:

Pastor of the Tree of Life Apostolic Church in Martins Ferry for 26 years. He previously was the assistant pastor of the Shiloh Temple in Martins Ferry.

A District Elder in the Ohio District Council of the Pentecostal Churches for several years.

A member of the Martins Ferry Board of Education.

A member of the Martins Ferry City Council.

A founding member of the reorganized Belmont County NAACP. He currently serves on the Belmont County NAACP’s Executive Committee.

Married to Kim R. Agnew for 47 years.



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