Former Vol Chris Walker is the featured speaker for the 2019 FOF at CCHS
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Fields of Faith (FOF), a student led event, enters its 9th year in Campbell County. It’s where students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. WATCH Fields of Faith here.
Campbell County High School Assistant Baseball Coach Brian Miracle (photo above) had the idea to begin FOF in 2011. Miracle is quick to say he had the idea, however, it was a team effort to pull off the event. That team is the Campbell County Youth Leader Alliance which is comprised of 10 different churches and youth leaders.
Former Tennessee Vol football player Chris Walker is this evening’s featured speaker. The Memphis native played defensive end for three different coaches on Rocky Top; Phil Fulmer, Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley. He currently serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) campus director at UT. Miracle said he is the Chaplin for the Vol football and basketball teams. In fact, Miracle adds that Walker meets with Vol basketball coach Rick Barnes everyday.
Fields of Faith starts at 6:30 pm at CCHS’s Dosssett Stadium. It’ll run until around 8:15 pm with Walker speaking, the Community Worship band, comprised of 10 members, provides the music and students sharing testimonies. There’ll also be skits performed by the FCA student leadership team.
Why an athletic field? The Campbell High football field/stadium provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together. It also provides adequate seating. Miracle notes that the first FOF in 2011 was held at the Jacksboro Middle School football stadium. It was moved to Dossett Stadium in 2012 to accommodate an anticipated larger crowd. Miracle said, “We’ve doubled attendance about every year and are expecting, counting on good weather, upwards of 3,000 people to attend.”
Fields of Faith 2018
It’s open for anyone from birth to age 99, Miracle said. He goes on to say students bring parents and grand parents. “It’s been incredible to see lots of students accepting Christ. It’s become generational seeing students and other family members coming to Christ together,” said Miracle.
Through the day today, Miracle and Walker will go on an FOF caravan visiting area schools to promote tonight’s event. “Walker and I will start at Jacksboro Middle School and then go to La Follette Middle School, Jellico High School and finally to Campbell High hosting about a 15-minute program at each school. Chris will talk about a school related topic at each stop all the while promoting the night’s event,” said Miracle.
WLAF’s Matthew Moore, a CCHS sophomore, will coordinate the live telecast of the event live over WLAF via www.1450wlaf.com, Facebook, YouTube, Roku TV, Amazon Firestick with live radio coverage over WLAF AM 1450 and FM 100.9. Coverage begins at 6:30 pm. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 10/16/2019-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF FCA KNOXVILLE)