Justin Martin, from A&E’s Duck Dynasty, will be the special guest speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s (FCA) annual rally at 7 p.m. May 21 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).
The purpose of this event is not only to show the love of Christ to each and every student, but to encourage fellowship among students, organizers said. In addition to Martin, music will be lead by Friendship Baptist Church’s praise band.
The men on Duck Dynasty are widely known for their massive beards and comical way of life while they are also known for their public display of their Christian faith. Martin makes duck calls along with the other men at Duck Commander, but he was also featured on a podcast called “End of the Line Podcast: Becoming Martin,” which is why the FCA crew decided to bring him to Lugoff to speak to the students.
“We asked Martin to come because not only is he a great Christian speaker, but we also thought that people would recognize him and be more open to coming,” L-EHS senior and FCA officer Sarah Hanson said.
Martin and his family live a faith-first lifestyle, which is something the FCA officers hope will rub off on the students who attend the rally.
“After listening to part of the podcast, I hope that he will just be himself,” senior Mac Thompson said. “The way he speaks so easily and with such trust in the Lord is inspiring, and I hope that he will inspire the students at the rally to live in the same way.”
The rally is free and open to all community members who wish to attend.