Students from Gulf and Franklin county schools will be joining thousands of other students on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to share their faith with fellow students during the seventh annual Fields of Faith, sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations across the country.

While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a student-to-student ministry. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their school’s athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This will be the first Fields of Faith event in Gulf County.

Since the beginning of Fields of Faith in 2004, more than 500,000 students have joined. In 2011, 160,000 students gathered on 475 fields across 36 states.

While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries. A local leadership will determine the program at each Fields of Faith event.

More information about Fields of Faith is available at To learn more about the event in Port St. Joe, contact Dena Sapp at 478-957-4501.