John Rowsey has a long history of service, and the newest honor bestowed on him only further confirms that. The Samaritan Hospital Foundation awarded John Rowsey their Time, Talent and Treasure Award for 2019. This is honor given to those who serve above and beyond in volunteerism for the health and well-being of their community. Rowsey, who served a long tenure with The Brethren Publishing Company, as well as The Missionary Board of The Brethren Church, has continued his service, leading a Parkinson's support group in his community since being diagnosed with the disease himself.
John's father pastored Park Street Brethren (Ashland, OH), as well as Garber Brethren (Ashland, OH). John and his wife Jeannie served in the Brethren mission in Argentina for a number of years, piloting a radio program, a mobile technology trailer, and more. John also ran The Carpenter's Shop, the Christian bookstore formerly located on Claremont Avenue.
John also serves faithfully at Garber Brethren Church (Ashland, OH). Rowsey's service to all of these organizations was highlighted in the award ceremony.