BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College will host "Church Night" this Wednesday at Tate Field, announced Athletic Director Craig McPhail Monday. The night will be held in conjunction with the Bobcat men's soccer program hosting Carson-Newman College in a non-conference affair.
During the night, fans will enjoy a pleasant, family friendly atmosphere as they watch last season's national runner-up Bobcats take on the Eagles. Following the contest, the Lees-McRae College campus ministry program Worship on Wednesday (WOW) will hold their weekly meeting at Tate Field for anyone who is interested in attending.
Post-game festivities will commence approximately 15 minutes after the contest is finished, and will include guest speaker and former Lees-McRae College student Brad Borders, who is currently serving as a Chaplain in the United States Army.
Since spending long hours as kid in the woods of rural North Carolina, to the heights of the Himalayas as an adult, from work on the family farm and driving nails, to boarding Blackhawks in the desert of Iraq, life has been an adventure for Borders.
Whether it's with a group of men in Alaska, a squad of soldiers in the desert, his son and daughter by the banks of a river in the Appalachians, or deep conversation with his bride, life is an ever changing, ever growing epic. It is God the Father at the center of all that.
Rescued by the strength and beauty of the Gospel, Brad has been telling his story and His Story for the last 16 years, with the primary focus that life is what we are looking for and that life is found in Jesus. He currently serves as a Chaplain to the Third Special Forces Group (Airborne) at FT Bragg N.C.