Answering God's calling to get the Word out in the Outdoor World.

Anyone who knows me, knows I try my best to walk by faith and not by sight. My walk has never been perfect, but it has been led by my Lord and Savior.

It has been amazing, the doors God has opened to me, since “I got off the road.” I still do a few speaking engagements a year and have a huge desire to do FOCAS (Fellowship of Christian Anglers) meetings at BFL tournaments and other events I attend.

It has been nice to get plugged into my local church; Temple Baptist. We have some great events like Nextfest & Live Nativity, just to name a few. You will find me helping with parking. Such a cool God led job; we get to greet everyone and set the tone. We also say good bye and let everyone know what a blessing they have been to us for attending!

I still realize I have been given an awesome platform to share the Good News because of my involvement in the outdoor industry. I still think Fishermen have the greatest blind faith of all. Think about how many casts we make in a day, into the water, never seeing the fish we are casting to, but we continue to cast in hope and expectation of one bite!

With Jesus we will see Him, we will touch Him, but we have to turn our lives over to Him and accept Him as Lord and Savior; remember it is by faith not works. The cool thing about this commitment, is unlike blind casting, you only have to cast once; because when Jesus catches us He never lets us go!

SPREADING THE WORD

Where You’ll Find Me

Temple Baptist – Fayetteville, NC

  • Event Parking / Greeter
  • Nextfest, Live Nativity

 

FOCAS (Fellowship of Christian Anglers)

  • Assorted BFL Tournaments
  • Additional Angling Events

 

Major League Fishing

  • Filming for Annual Summit Cup
  • Filming for Annual Challenge Cup
  • Filming for Annual World Championship

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MY CHARITABLE FOCUS

DANCING ANGELS FOUNDATION

The Dancing Angels Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Louise Cantrell to honor and perpetuate the memory of her daughters, Isabella and Natalia.

Dancing Angels provides scholarships, and other assistance to help passionate and committed young dancers fulfill their dreams.

In the video to the left, the Gary Sinise Foundation through its First Responders Outreach program recently supported the Cotton and Hope Mills North Carolina Fire Departments with a donation of much needed equipment in honor of Louise Cantrell and in memory of her late husband Edward, and daughters Isabella & Natalia who died in a fire in March 2012.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION

I live in Fayetteville NC home of the 82nd Airborne and home for a lot of the Special Operations units and soldiers. These soldiers are in constant danger whether on a mission or just training. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is near and dear to my heart. I learned of this foundation several years ago from some dear friends of mine who served at the time in the Special Operations forces. When I see the sacrifices these brave soldiers and their families go through so all in the United States can enjoy the freedoms we have I have always wanted be a part of reaching out and helping.

Each Special Operation soldier I have ever had the privilege of meeting is one of the finest people I have ever met.The Special Operations Warrior Foundation was set up for two reasons. The first is to give full scholarships to children of fallen Special Operations personnel. The second is to provide immediate financial assistance to severely wounded Special Operations personnel so their family could be bedside during their loved one’s and hero to our country recovery. These soldiers are the tips of the spear. They are so often the first into battle in the most dangerous situations. They truly are professional athletes. I live in a town where I walk amongst living “hero’s” daily. What a privilege it is for myself.

THE V FOUNDATION

Being from the Carolina’s I was well aware of who Jimmy Valvano was. He was the head basketball coach of N.C. State and rival to my Tarheels. A man whom I never knew personally, but I admired from afar. Maybe his teams where not as “blue-chipped” loaded as an UNC, or Duke, but this man would always get the most out his teams. Even beating all odds and winning an ACC Championship against Virginia 81 to 78 and then beating the University of Houston to win the NCAA Basketball National Championship (1983) against an opponent that the odds maker’s said N.C. State would never win against.

The one battle that the beloved coach did not win short term was his battle against cancer. This is a battle he and his legacy is still fighting and fighting well. The “V” Foundation has raised over $100 million to date to battle cancer. The “V” foundation awards 100% of direct donations and net event proceeds to cancer research. Let’s all face the facts that we each individually have had a family member or close friend that has been directly affected by cancer.

“Don’t give up… don’t ever give up” is the battle cry for the “V” foundation.Jim Valvano words not only serve as motivation for those battling cancer, but also serve as encouragement for those who want to help in the fight against this terrible disease. This is one cause that I want to support as best as I can. Not only by bringing more awareness, but also financially.

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