Nashville --- Tennessee State University student athletes and administrators attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina.
"Our TSU Student Leaders are well known in the world of FCA," said FCA Urban Director Lee Brown. "The TSU FCA Leaders are the most sought after student-athletes in America to be Huddle Leaders. I am so thankful that our student athletes get this kind of respect on a Holy Platform."
Eight student athletes served as Huddle Leaders (counselors) during the four-day event: Kesi Hess and Avery Jones (Women's Basketball), Jeremy Perry, Charles Sparkman, Duvall Young and John Williams (Football), Denisha Robertson (Women's Track) and Chris Conner (Men's Basketball).
Athletic Trainer Patrice Elder was also in attendance and had this to say: "FCA is always a great experience. Whether a person is in camp, a huddle group, bible study, or at prayer. It is a time when everyone can get on one accord and align themselves with God's purpose. Lake Junaluska is a place that is a true representation of peace."
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
"Lake J was a life changing experience for me," said TSU quarterback Jeremy Perry. "Being a huddle leader for 12 high school boys and helping them grow in Christ really challenged me in my personal walk. When leading you have to invest much more time to gain an understanding that allows you to help others. The best part of the camp to me was the walk we took to the cross. This really made me think of the sincerity of Jesus as the ultimate sacrifice of mankind. You saw teenagers, college students and adults lay on their face before God. It's nothing more beautiful than people that love God coming together to reverence Him."