2021 Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2021 Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame, which also served to raise funds for Morgan County Schools, took place on Thursday, April 15th at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Decatur, Alabama.


Junior Hill is a Southern Baptist evangelist that began his ministry at the age of nineteen. He served as a pastor for eleven years in Alabama and Mississippi before entering vocational evangelism in 1967. A native of Hartselle, Alabama, Mr. Hill is recognized nationally and internationally for his humanitarian efforts. He has served as First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention and in 1995 was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has conducted over 1800 revivals and numerous foreign crusades. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at pastors’ meetings, evangelism conferences, seminaries, and state conventions across the country. Mr. Hill is an influential author and an internationally renowned Christian leader.


Mr. George F. Mills of Decatur, Alabama, is a distinguished War World II Veteran that served in the 28th Infantry Division of the United States Army. Captured at the Battle of the Bulge, Mr. Mills was declared a Nazi POW and MIA in 1945. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is also a recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, the French Croix de Guerre and the French Jubilee Medal. He is a founding member of the Military Order of Purple Heart and served as a French Ambassador to the French Legion of Honor in 2006. Today, Mr. Mills serves as a motivational speaker and a ROTC and JROTC Mentor.


Mr. John H. Willis is a native of Morgan County, Alabama. He is considered a visionary civic leader as the founding member of the Cotaco Volunteer Fire Department in 1972. He served as Fire Chief for the CVFD from 1972 to 1996. Mr. Willis is also the founder of the Firefighters Association of Morgan County and served as President in 1976, serving as a member from 1976 to 1996. He was named Mason of the Year from the Alabama Grande Lodge in 2016.



If you would like to nominate someone for the Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame, you may do so by completing the nomination form and submitting it to a member of the Hall of Fame Committee listed on the form.

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