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Promise Banquet

The purpose of the Promise Banquet is to raise funds for tuition assistance and other programs while informing the community about the outstanding, Christian education at Marshall Area Christian School.  For several years we have enjoyed a delicious meal, provided a glimpse of what the school has to offer, and concluded the evening with a guest speaker.  Reservations are required through the school office.  



Thursday, March 31, 2016

SMSU RA Facility

To see some of their funny skits click on the link below.


Tommy Woodard and Eddie James are The Skit Guys. They have been best friends since high school. They’ve been teaching God’s Word using comedy, drama, and whatever category talking action figures fit into, for more than 20 years. They perform live around the world and make videos used by thousands of churches.



  • Tommy and Eddie became friends in high school, but only after the girl Eddie was dating left him for Tommy.
  • They both love running. Ask them what they like to listen to while they run.
  • Tommy lives in Oklahoma, and Eddie lives in Texas, and they love when they get to come together for awesome things like the Promise Banquet!

Past Speakers

2008 – Michael Reagan headlined the first annual Promise Banquet in March of 2008.  Reagan entertained the crowd with humorous stories and tragic events from his life, a life with the same title as his book, Growing Up Reagan.
2009 – Dave Dravecky followed the next year with his amazing story of making it to the Major Leagues, battling cancer, fighting his way back to the Major Leagues, only to break his arm during a pitch.  Dravecky's career ended when they amputated his arm. 
2010 – Kirk Cameron brought the Promise Banquet to a whole new level of excitement and attendance.  Over 600 people came to see the actor best known for playing Mike Seaver on Growing Pains.  He spoke of how to Fireproof your marriage.
2011 – Ken Davis reminded us to Lighten Up and that each human interaction as well as our time on Earth is precious and should be enjoyed with the humor each day brings.
2012 – Don Piper gave us a glimpse of heaven revealed to him after he died in an auto accident in Texas.  During his brief time in heaven he saw people just outside the gates that helped him in his Christian walk.  Piper challenged the audience, “Who will you greet?”

2013 - Alex Kendrick inspired many by his testimony in producing movies and challenged all at a personal level to pursue a true  heart relationship with our Lord.

2014- Josh McDowell

2015 - Todd Gongwer shared his passion for everyone to, Lead...for God's Sake!