LaGrange County churches are coming together to host a retreat for area men, high school age and up. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at New Life Fellowship located south of Shipshewana on SR 5
The speaker for both events will be Adrian Despres. Despresbecame a Christian while playing football for Furman University in Greenville, S.C. As a respected student, athlete, and peer, Despresbegan sharing his faith with others as he used his God-given public speaking abilities. This was the beginning of his Itinerant speaking ministry.
After graduating from Seminary at Columbia International University in 1990, Despresjoined the Itinerant Ministry Staff of Kingdom Building Ministries with whom he continues to serve today. In addition, he serves as the chaplain for the University of South Carolina football team. His ministry reaches thousands of students and young adults each year and has brought thousands into a relationship with Christ. Despres’ passion to see lost souls saved and Christians called into a life of laboring for God continues to propel his ministry.
Despres will be sharing again in the evening at a special event that is being held for high school students at New Life Fellowship from 6-9 p.m. Music for the youth event will be provided by Pure Star Movement. They have a unique style and poise that will catch listeners’ ears.