Daniel Award - Arizona Christian University

Daniel Award

COURAGEOUS

public faith

The Daniel Award derives its name from the Old Testament example of Daniel and his willingness to defy an unjust decree and continue in public prayer. The award is given to an individual who has courageously stood for Jesus Christ and His truths within his or her sphere of influence.

The Daniel Award was inaugurated at Arizona Christian University’s 50th anniversary celebration during the spring of 2011, and the first recipient was the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. The 2nd Daniel Award was presented to the Rev. Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse and of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in the spring of 2012. Three-time Grammy Award Winner and 40-time Dove Award recipient Michael W. Smith received the 3rd Daniel Award in the spring of 2013. David and Barbara Green, founders of Hobby Lobby, were honored with the 4th Daniel Award in 2015.

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The Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith is given to an individual who has courageously stood for Jesus Christ and His truths within his or her sphere of influence.

The name is derived from the Old Testament example of Daniel and his willingness to defy an unjust decree and continue in public prayer.