Man earns Christian Service Brigade award

WARREN — Newton Falls resident Joshua Toth was presented the Herald of Christ Achievement Award at a recent ceremony at North-Mar Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Toth, 20, son of Ron and Tamara Toth, is a member of North-Mar’s Christian Service Brigade, Battalion Unit 1180 and successfully completed all the requirements necessary to receive the highest honor awarded by Christian Service Brigade.

Dale Kinkade, regional director for CSB Ministries, presented the award in the presence of family, friends and members of the unit.

The Herald of Christ is designed to help prepare young men for a life of leadership and service.

Toth said it was a long process and included a nine-month internship memorizing scripture passages, answering various questions, community involvement projects, documented study with a church pastor, studying the Bible and ministry project.

Jerry Smith, captain of the local chapter of Christian Service Brigade, Battalion Unit 1180, said Toth was the first member to earn the award.

”The body of North-Mar Church is proud to have worked together to assist Joshua in this endeavor,” he said.

Toth’s family said they appreciate Smith for his significant role in leading Toth and the other members of Unit 1180 for the past eight years.

Toth is a student at Liberty University and is studying to be a social studies / history teacher.

The Herald of Christ award is the culmination of the Battalion achievement program.

Young men who complete the regular achievements that are available in Battalion and who demonstrate personal depth and desire to grow in Christ are given the opportunity to begin the special award.

The program is designed to help deepen a young man’s faith, help them understand more of what God teaches and provide opportunities for them to put their faith in action, according to the CSB Ministries website,