‘Fields of Faith’

“Fields of Faith,” a Christian event featuring music, guest speakers, and student testimonies, will be held 7 - 9:30 p.m., Oct. 14, at Yosemite High School’s Badger Stadium. The free event is being sponsored by the Yosemite Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club.

Yosemite High FCA adviser Pat Lynch said students have been working on the event that will provide a great night of worship and encouragement.

“We have great talented people coming to play worship music for the event like YHS alumni Rocky Von Wagner, and Surrendered Life Worship,” Lynch said. “Johnny Dew, also a YHS alumni, and area spiritual leader will be speaking, as well as YWAM representative John Murphy who will be here in the area for the week.”

“It’s shaping up as a YHS alumni faith movement under the lights,” Lynch said. “Multiple students will be giving their testimonies. If we can change just one heart that night it will be a success. Our goal in Fellowship of Christian Athletes to change the hearts of our athletes to change their team, change their school, and to help create a positive change in our community.”

Assisting in the event planing is John Lorenzana (Rebellion Youth and Minarets FCA), Michael Massachio (Sierra Pines Church), Alex Bohegian (Sierra Vista Church), and Jen Zapotosky (The Grove Church). Students have been working for a month or more to prepare their testimonies to speak life into the audience under the lights of the football field.

“It will be a bold spiritual move on their part to share and take a stand for their faith,” Lunch said.

Lynch and FCA are encouraging Mountain Area students, youth groups, FCA clubs, teachers, administrators, churches, and community members to attend the event. Yosemite FCA will be selling t-shirts for $10, pizza by the slice for $4, and drinks.

First event was in 2001

Lynch said In 2002, Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director, Jeff Martin, prayed about what to do with his heartfelt frustration regarding the temptations and spiritual battles facing “spectator generation” youth.

In 2004, Lynch said, the Josiah-influenced dream came true when more than 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas for “Fields of Faith.” Through the student-led events, more than 100 students made decisions for Christ, and since then, hundreds of thousands of people have attended “Fields of Faith” events, and thousands have accepted Christ.

“We are encouraging the community, students, youth groups, churches, and FCA clubs from around the area to come and attend this free event,” Lynch said. Yosemite FCA will be selling T-shirts for $10, pizza by the slice for $4, and drinks.

Details: Pat Lynch, (559) 760-9048,,,

Yosemite High School FCA