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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.  

The 8th Annual MACS Promise Banquet 
will be held at SMSU on Thursday, March 26, 2015. 
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be 
Todd Gongwer. 
Todd Gongwer

Todd Gongwer is a Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, and former college basketball Coach who is passionate about helping others discover their purpose in leadership and in life!

He has spent over twenty years developing his expertise in the areas of leadership and team dynamics through a wide range of experiences spanning the world of business and athletics. He has held executive level positions in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-up to public entity. In addition, Todd served as an assistant college basketball coach for one of the most successful programs in the country during the 1990’s. Since writing Lead…for God’s Sake! Todd has become a sought after speaker, teacher, and coach on the subject of leadership throughout the nation. 

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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