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BPC hosts FCA sports camps on campus

Montgomery County High School basketball
A Montgomery County High School player scrambles for control of the ball during an FCA Girl’s Basketball Camp game on the Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon campus Thursday, June 18.

MOUNT VERNON – Brewton-Parker College hosted two Fellowship of Christian Athlete-sponsored athletic camps on its Mount Vernon campus last week.


Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dan Robertson led a soccer camp and Head Women’s Basketball Coach DeCole Shoemate led a girl’s basketball camp from high school teams in the region. The FCA camps combine excellence in athletics with a heart for the Kingdom of Christ in their leadership-building programs.


Coach Robertson and Coach Shoemate were also worship speakers. Candice Close, BPC Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, is proud of the opportunity for BPC to participate with the FCA organization.


“Having the FCA Basketball Camp (at BPC) gives the visiting teams the opportunity to enter into a Christian environment and see Brewton-Parker for what it really is – a Baptist institution. With this exposure, we are hoping players who are seeking Christ will come to us,” said Close. “Being able to connect with the players spiritually has been a blessing. After we finish the physical activities for the day, we all join together as one and worship during our devotional time. Through this, we are able to develop personal relationships and really minister God’s word.”


According to H. Lee Cheek Jr., BPC Vice President for College Advancement who oversees BPC Athletics, “fourteen young persons made a public decision to follow Jesus Christ in their lives during the worship services.”


Vidalia High School Basketball
A Vidalia Indian player lays up a two-point shot during an FCA Girl’s Basketball Camp on the Brewton-Parker College campus Thursday, June 18.

Seventy-three players from the following high schools participated in the women’s basketball camp June 18-20: Brantley, Wheeler, Coffee, Cook, Vidalia, Washington-Wilkes, Montgomery and Liberty.


Local FCA representative, Brad Lane, helped the college organize these camps. To learn more about BPC’s athletic programs, contact Athletic Director Sheila Simmons at 912-583-3184.


Founded in 1904 by the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited institution of Christian higher education located in southeast Georgia.  BPC, which has a total enrollment of 1,000 students in over 30 degree programs; competes athletically in the NAIA Division I and is a member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).



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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM