BRL President/CEO Steven Tellefsen said, "Henry Sermons has been involved with our program for over 44 years. The value of his contributions are immeasurable, his character unsullied, and his merit without question. It is a proud moment to have a person of his caliber inducted into the Hall of Fame."
Henry Sermons has been active in the Babe Ruth program since 1966 when he coached and managed for his local league. In 1972 he was elected League President and held that position until 1989 when he was elected District Commissioner. In 1991, Sermons was elected Eastern North Carolina State Commissioner, a position he held until 2002 when he was elected Southeast Regional Commissioner and a member of the Babe Ruth League, Inc. Board of Directors. Sermons is also active serving on a Babe Ruth World Series Task Force each year.
Retired as the former Craven County Fire Marshall/Emergency Services Coordinator, Sermons has been a charter member of the Havelock Fire/Rescue Department since 1967, and has been active in the community having held the position as President of various fire and rescue associations over the past years.
A devoted family man, Sermons and his wife Eva have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.
Henry Sermons joins more than 200 individuals and organization who have earned the distinction of being inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.