LEXINGTON, Ky. — Two-time college football national champion, Heisman trophy winner and first-round NFL draft pick Tim Tebow will be the featured speaker at Immanuel Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Jan. 19 to kick off Lexington Christian Academy’s 30th anniversary celebration.
The celebration, benefitting the school’s annual fund, will be held at LCA’s elementary campus, which is housed at Immanuel Baptist Church. Tebow’s presentation will focus on faith, service and excellence.
Tebow, who is currently signed to play baseball in the New York Mets organization, is also a college football analyst for the SEC network.
Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. In 2011, Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN’s Year of the Quarterback series. He later released Through My Eyes, which was named the No. 1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011.
Tebow released a new book last month, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms (WaterBrook). He also contributes to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage. He is active in a variety of philanthropic activities through his Tim Tebow Foundation.
Tebow grew up the son of missionaries, and even after moving to Florida as a child, he returned to the Philippines as a teenager to share his Christian faith and serve the needy. As a starting quarterback for the University of Florida, he led the Gators to two national championships. He won the Heisman trophy in 2007.
“Having someone of Tim’s faith, background, and spirit for the Lord make himself available to share his moving testimony with our community is truly a blessing,” said Mark D. Sisk, LCA’s Head of School. “We’re looking forward to hearing Tim share his message of faith, service and excellence in January, to what I am sure will be a standing-room only crowd.”
Founded in 1989, LCA has grown into one of the largest, most sought after, independent Christian schools in the U.S. With a strong sense of community and a clear direction as a covenant school, LCA quickly outgrew its original space provided by seven local churches.
LCA’s annual fund supports a wide range of activities at both campuses ranging from safety and security to teacher compensation, as well as nearly $1 million in needs-based tuition assistance for families seeking Christ-centered education.
Details for Tim Tebow’s LCA speaking engagement:
When: 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. (VIP reception at 3:00 p.m.)
Where: Immanuel Baptist Church, 3100 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Ky. 40502
For more information on Tim Tebow’s speaking engagement, please contact Lesley Sizemore-Hardin at [email protected].
For more information on VIP packages and sponsorship information, please contact Terry Johnson at [email protected].