Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was honored Friday night at the Family Research Council's (FRC) annual Values Voter Summit.

Davis was presented with the group's Cost of Discipleship Award for refusing to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states. Davis, who says that issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would violate her conscience, spent five days in jail after a federal judge found her in contempt.

Davis was introduced by Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, the Christian conservative law group representing Davis, and FRC President Tony Perkins.

“These are times in history that are unlike anything that we had before,” Staver told the crowd. “God birthed Kim Davis, and [husband] Joe Davis, and each one of you for this moment in American and world history.”

“[God is] looking for people who love Jesus Christ and who will stand for Him, who will not flinch when their time is called and that person is Kim Davis and Joe Davis. May God raise up more,” he added.

Davis received a standing ovation as she took the stage, where she gave a brief speech.

“Without Him, none of this would have been possible, for He is my strength that carried me,” an emotional Davis said. “I am only one, but we are many!”

Earlier in the day, Staver announced that Davis had switched political parties, saying that she felt abandoned by Democrats.

“I've always been a Democrat, but the party left me,” Davis said.

Most Republican presidential candidates have sided with Davis, while Democratic candidates have said she should follow the law.