Lugoff-Elgin High School’s (L-EHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a Kershaw County FCA rally on March 25. The rally will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the L-EHS gym.
FCA is a Christian organization for athletes and students in college, high school and middle school. The four values of FCA are intergrity, serving, teamwork and excellence.
"This is for anyone, not just athletes," noted FCA sponsor Susan Morris.
Adrian Despres, the chaplain of University of South Carolina’s football team, and Carolina Panther center Thomas Austin will be the guest speakers at the rally. Austin is a Camden native and a graduate of Camden High School. Before playing for the Carolina Panthers, he attended college at Clemson University where he graduated with a degree in political science.
"We want to reach those kids who don’t know Christ and to encourage kids who do know Christ to be bold in their faith," said L-EHS senior and Student Body President Ashley Martin.
FCA members would like to see their organization grow and are looking forward to hosting the rally.
"Being a Christian is probably the minority in school so coming together with people who love God and want to make a difference is great," said L-EHS Senior Katelyn Evans.
"It truly is a student led organization … right now it’s the only Christian organization on our campus that I know of," said Morris of FCA.
"FCA does a really good job of breaking down boundaries (in denominations). We can come together and know that we are united as brothers and sisters," said L-EHS senior Cole Jones.
All Kershaw County middle and high school students are invited to attend. The Fuse praise band will play the music.
"If there is one student or adult who feels a conviction to change, it’s all worth it," said Evans.