3rd Annual Fields Of Faith at Tommy Baker Field

The 3rd annual Fields of Faith was once again a huge success as several thousand attended.

A cool Wednesday evening at Cherokee High School's Tommy Baker Field was the scene of FCA's Field of Faith that saw several thousand members of the community came together for a night of sharing and worship.  Cherokee High School student Brandon Roberts originally brought the idea of the Fields of Faith to fruition in Cherokee County after discovering the event through a FCA Leadership camp.  Through Brandon's efforts and working with community leaders Bill Queen, Area Director of Fellowship of Christain Athletes for Cherokee County and Amy Turcotte who at the time worked with FCA the event continues to be an opportunity for the community to learn about Christ and inspiring individuals.  

When asked about what Fields of Faith means to him, Brandon responded with the following.  "Fields of Faith is about people coming out and building relationships with Christ, to see lives changed and to see people come together as a community".

The Evening started off with the National Anthem sung by Canton Elementary's Jamorad Keith.  Jamorad also sang at a prayer vigil for Collins Dixon that brought tears to many people's eyes when he sang "the Sparrow" last year.

Calvin Hill then delivered greetings and presented Brandon Roberts with several proclamations, including one from Gov. Nathan Deal.  There were several local politicians in attendance supporting Fields of Faith.

The Band "The Museum" took the stage to play a set and get the crowd moving and singing.  

Matthew Blaylock, who spoke at the first ever Fields of Faith in Cherokee County introduced the evenings first speaker, Coach Roger Kvam. Kvam gave his testimony and words of encouragement.

Blaylock then introduced the next speaker, Ronnie Chastain, who is founder of Finish Strong Foundation and the older brother of Collins Dixon.  Ronnie spoke of his brother, his fight against brain cancer and the foundation, and did so with conviction and energy.  

Following Ronnie, the band again took the stage a played a second set with a large crowd of teenagers moving onto the field. The band played familiar songs of worship and set the mood for the main speaker of the evening, Brent Crowe.

Crowe spoke to the crowd, estimated to be several thousand, and presented the Gospel where several hundred accepted Christ and met with counselors afterwards.

To learn more about Finish Strong Foundation go to bendyourknees.org The foundation will soon host the first Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held Friday Oct. 12 at Bradshaw Farm Golf Club in Woodstock. The shotgun start will begin at 1:00pm. This will be great community event and a great way to raise awareness of childhood brain cancer along with raising money for charities that support families that are facing the battle and journey of a child with a cancerous brain tumor. 

Dawg October 12, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Dhouse - You missed my point. I was simply poing out an error in the story about Crowe presenting the gospel. It is not complaining to point out an error. Are you complaining about my comment?
Dad October 12, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I understand your point Dawg. Just wish you would have kept it to yourself and thanked God for the people you were able to visit with. Great night all the way around. And they do need to give more time for the gospel to be presented and less time for all the presentations that happened throughout the night. While those were important, they should have noticed the time and cut something short to get to the meat of the night. Thanks for serving, and thanks for loving Jesus.
Dawg October 12, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Dad, Much prayer went into the event before, during and after for the people who would come out. I have praised and will continue to praise God for those whom He drew to Himself that night. All glory goes to Him alone. What exactly did you want me to keep to myself? It sounds like you were there, dad. You spoke about the time crunch and that not enough time was given for the main speaker. You infer that more time should have been given for the presentation of the gospel and less time for the other presentations. If you were there, could you honestly say, that the gospel was presented by Crowe? If the gospel was not presented, why would you want me to keep quiet about that when the article stated otherwise? I was merely correcting the article. The presentation of the gospel is a big, big deal. Without the actual proclamation of the gospel no one can be saved.
Yellow Jacket October 15, 2012 at 02:05 AM
The Gospel according to who? An Anonymous Mascot stating that someone who believes in God and accepts God as their Savior can't be saved unless a checklist of items are stated? There is one requirement for salvation...Belief in Him.
Dawg October 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM
The gospel according to the Bible: 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, Matthew 24:14, Mark 1:15, Mark 3:10, Mark 16:15, Acts 14:7, Romans 1:15, Romans 10:14-15, Romans 15:20, Galatians 1:8-9, Ephesians 6:19. The Bible commands that a person repents and puts their faith in Christ alone for salvation.


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