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FCA’s Fields of Faith to be broadcast Wednesday

The Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ annual Fields of Faith event is moving from the football field to video.

The ninth annual event, which has been held at St. Aloysius’ Farrell Stadium, will be broadcast Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. over the city of Vicksburg’s VTV local annex channel, YouTube and the Vicksburg Warren County School District’s Facebook page. All four Warren County area high schools are expected to participate.

“We’ve already filmed everybody; we’re putting it together now,” said Alonzo Stevens, FCA West Central representative. “It’s going to be great.”

Guest speaker for the event is the Rev. Reggie Harris, pastor of Bright Morning M.B. Church in Vicksburg and coordinator of recruiting for Hinds Community College in Raymond.

Also scheduled to appear are Kiel Higginbotham, state FCA director; Minister Lester Walls, FCA representative for inner-city Jackson and Stevens and his wife Linda.

Fields of Faith is a student-led and student-driven event where young people gather to stand together against the pressures and temptations in our world and be a generation committed to reading the Bible and applying it to life.

Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read God’s Word and follow Jesus Christ.

The event is held on an athletic field because it is an area everyone is familiar with and is a neutral, interdenominational site where the athletes can gather.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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