PUT CHRIST FIRST
April 23 2019
Jerry Leachman was born into the US military and raised on military bases. His senior year of HS his Dad was at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL, and Jerry was recruited to play football as a linebacker by Paul "Bear" Bryant at Univ of Alabama. After graduating from Alabama, he coached HS football and then went into ministry as a Chaplain for the Washington Redskins serving there with Coach Joe Gibbs, and was part of a Super Bowl winning team. Today, he and his Holly live in Colorado and serve together in ministry across the nation.
ANSWER THE TOUGH CALL
May 14 2019
D. W. Rutledge is executive director of the Texas High School Coaches Association and is one of the most successful coaches in Texas high school football history. He captained the Texas Lutheran's 1974 NAIA Division II National Championship team and was a Kodak All-American linebacker. As head coach of Judson High School in Converse he compiled a 198-31-5 record in 17 seasons and four state championships.
STAND FOR SOMETHING
June 18 2019
Mark Welsh served 40 years in the US Air Force. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy in the class of 1976 and after pilot training became a fighter pilot. Several promotions and assignments later he commanded an F-16 Squadron, then an F-16 Fighter Group and an F-16 Fighter Wing. He was the AETC Vice Commander as a two star General and then as a three star general he became the Deputy of Central Intelligence Agency. He was selected to command the US Air Forces in Europe as a 4 star General and lastly was named the 20th Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, the highest ranking officer in the USAF. He served 4 years as the "Chief" and retired from active duty in July 2016 and now serves as the Dean of the Bush School of Public and Government Service at Texas A&M, College Station, TX
July 15 2019
Bruce Collie was born in Germany but raised in San Antonio, Texas where he finished high school i June 1980. He then played college football at the University of Texas at Arlington and was drafted into the NFL in 1985 by the SF 49ers. He played Offensive Guard for 6 years for the 49ers and then played 2 more years for the Philadelphia Eagles, before he retired in 1992. He played on back to back Super Bowl champion teams in 1989 and 1990 for the San Francisco 49ers. He now resides in Wimberley, Texas with his wife Holly and their 13 kids.
What Really Matters
August 13 2019
Jim Streety coached 5A Texas High School football for 40 years (1974-2013). First New Braunfels HS and then Madison HS totaling the 4th winningest record in Texas state history of 343-131-3. He is now the Athletic Director of NBISD from 2014- present. Jim was one of the best coaches in Texas history and has been honored with selections into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame and this year the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame
Who am I
September 17 2019
Larry James Wilcox was born in Napa, California in 1944. He was briefly a Professional Baseball player in the San Francisco Giants organization, a Golf Professional and eventually an executive with UPS. At the age of forty his life's journey took him to Hollywood where by God's grace and plan he became friends with Michael Landon and many of the Hollywood elite. His career in the motion picture business spans 35 years and he has produced and or written 14 feature films including The Living Word from the Gospel of John as well as several music videos and motion picture sound tracks.
Chain yourself to Christ
Joe White played football at SMU then coached defense at Texas A&M. He now is President and CEO of KANAKUK Sports camps near Branson, Missouri. Each summer more than 24,000 kids come from around the world to attend his camps. Joe has written more than 20 books, has been awarded 2 honorary doctorate degrees and speaks to world wide audiences. He founded Kids Across America as well as Men at the Cross and other ministries. Dr James Dobson says, "Joe White knows more about teenagers than anyone in North America."
Uncomfortable for Christ
Jerry Kramer graduated from Harvard and St Andrews University started with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and has now served as a front line missionary since 2003. He started in East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) where he still today directs and supports three orphanages in a Islamic Revolutionary Republic in eastern Africa. Next he and his wife Stacy felt called to the Middle East and they now spend many months every year in northern Iraq taking care of orphans and displaced refugees from Syria. They have carried the gospel of Christ to the Kurdish people and lead the effort through a ministry called Love For the Least www.lovefortheleast.org. L4L is based in New Braunfels. Jerry also led the second largest, longest running relief operation for Hurricane Katrina along the US Gulf coast. His work was featured by Time Magazine, USA Today, NPR and BBC as well as other media outlets.
A message from Jerry and Stacie Kramer
Who am I?
What am I supposed to be doing?
What is the one thing I ask for from the Lord?
Whats at the Top of the Mountain
Larry Zierlein spent a lifetime in football and coached at every level possible....Born in 1945 in rural Kansas he grew up playing football all through high school......He then spent 2 years in the US Marine Corps and had a tour in Viet Nam in 1967....He returned to the USA and played DE in college at Ft Hayes State in Kansas.....After graduating college, he coached Texas high school football as an offensive line coach for 6 years, then college offensive line coach at Univ of Houston, Tulane Univ, LSU and finally Univ of Cincinnati, total of almost 20 years.....Finally into the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers where he won a Super Bowl championship in 2008 under Mike Tomlin as the head coach.....His last stop was the Arizona Cardinals under Bruce Arians and he retired from coaching in 2017 and resides in New Braunfels
God Has a Plan
Mike Barnes spent 29 years as the #1 sportscaster in Austin Texas on ABC....Since sports is about statistics, it’s worth noting that by his own count, Mike has anchored more than 12,000 sportscasts, covered four Super Bowls, three national championships, 12 bowl games, five Final Fours, 24 Texas-OU games and nine College World Series.
Jesus Gave Me a Purpose
Sammy Villela has spent the past 30 years chasing bad guys, terrorists and drug gangs. First as a soldier in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Division and then assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group. Then he spent many years as a Special Agent for the Dept of Defense working for Special Operations Command. His duties have taken him all over the world to hot spots and combat ops in Columbia, Haiti, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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