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Kickoff for Christ 2017

High School and Middle School Football Players rallied together in preparation for the pending season.

On July 23rd, at BGA, over 300 attended the 2nd annual Kickoff for Christ, a night of testimony, encouragement, and getting centered on what's most important as we kickoff the 2017 football season.

Three teens stepped out in front of their peers and gave their lives to Jesus.  Glory to God!

Les Steckel I Featured Speaker

Former head coach of Minnesota Vikings and assitant coach with the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Keynote Speaker:  Les Steckel

Some great wisdom Coach Steckel shared with our athletes:

Be in balance, like Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.


ASK!  Attitude - Skills - Knowledge

Attitude - Attention, Affirmation, Affection

Skills - Develop skills for life, not just football

Knowledge  - Be humble and willing to learn

Straight talk to guys:  "Men are always one step from stupid."

What you do today affects tomorrow. 


Your dreams are far less than what God has for you.  Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Coach Ron Crawford

Brentwood High School

"Live inspired."

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Brentwood High School Coach Ron Crawford

Brentwood High School presented football manager, Hunter Wilhelm with an honorary BHS Football jersey.  It was said of Hunter that he has the heart of a football player.  Hunter is on the lung donor transplant waiting list. 

Hunter Wilhelm & Amos Jones

Honorary BHS Jersey Presentation

Coach Cody White

Brentwood Academy

"Ephesians 6:10-17 teaches us how to dress like a warrior with the Armor of God.  You are in war now and you always will be. Find ways to defend your faith. "

Brentwood Academy Coach Cody White

The entire Kickoff for Christ group prayed over Hunter. 

Brian Cooper

Nolen Hills

Help us to be like lions and be bold.

 Brian Cooper, Nolen Hills Church

Corky French & Gordon Kennedy

Gordon Kennedy I Entertainment

Songwriter, musician and producer; wrote and recorded "Change the World" with Eric Clapton

Gordon Kennedy

SPECIAL THANKS to our host and sponsors: