Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission honored Dr. Jonathan C. Carey, who recently received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his 5,000 hours of service to the United States of America through community development and emergency services.
Dr. Carey is a minister, author, certified life coach, an Assemblies of God USA commissioned chaplain, and the lead pastor of Glad Tidings Tabernacle in Key West. He has served as chair for the faith-based juvenile justice program for Monroe County, served as disaster response chaplain throughout the country on a volunteer basis, and served as a volunteer counselor during the aftermath of the George Floyd killing.
Dr. Carey taught crisis and trauma care for debriefing purposes. He has volunteered as a worker during rebuilds after storms, developed a food assistance program and served in it, and served as a counselor on Native American reservations.
He has also served as a member of Key West Cares and as a junior league baseball, football, and soccer coach.
The President's Lifetime Achievement Award was initially established by President George W. Bush as the President's Volunteer Service Award. It has become the President's Lifetime Achievement Award and is the most prestigious national recognition of extraordinary service.
“It an honor to live in the greatest city in the greatest nation and to add value to the greatest people on the earth,” he told the commission as he accepted the award with his wife, Shena.