Actor, producer Kirk Cameron advocates for Christian education at Lubbock Christian School fundraiser

Television and film actor and producer, Kirk Cameron, focused on faith as he spoke at a fundraiser for Lubbock Christian School Thursday evening at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

 

Standing on the stage in front of several hundred at the sold-out event, Cameron talked about his journey in life and said he felt honored to speak at the annual LCS fundraiser.

“It’s an honor for me to be here in Lubbock,” he said. “I appreciate you having faith in me.”

Cameron is famous for his work in such family films as “Saving Christmas” and “Mercy Rule”, the documentaries “Unstoppable” and “Monumental” and the inspirational film “Fireproof,” according to LCS director of development Kristin Hagins.

But Cameron may be best known for his role on ABC’s 1980s and early ’90s TV sitcom “Growing Pains,” said Shawn Hughes, one of the parents whose children attend LCS, as he introduced Cameron coming onto the stage.

“Kirk spends much of his time producing new television and film projects,” he said, “and speaking to people around the country.”

Cameron and his wife Chelsea are the founders of Camp Firefly, a camp for seriously ill children and their families. Cameron and his wife live in California with their six children.

As an avid lover of math and science, Cameron said there were certain questions brought to his attention after he attended a Christian church with an actress and her family whom he met on the set of Growing Pains when he was 14.

“I left the church that day with a lot of questions,” he said “My conscience was just lit on fire about all kinds of questions about my whole standing before God. I was an atheist. I didn’t grow up going to church.”

He said as the pastor at the church spoke that day about the grace of God and Heaven and Hell, he did not believe any of the gospel.

“I thought it was fascinating,” Cameron said. “Math and science just couldn’t account for many of the things that I’d see were going on.”

He said he chose to speak at the event as a concerned parent, for not only his children, but the whole generation of children.

Rob Daniel More than 1 year ago
Honoring a bigot who has promoted the discrimination and marginalization of so many men, women, and children.   Not just in America, but throughout the world.  

Lubbock may well be the armpit of bigotry with the likes of Charles Perry and Kirk Cameron, but thankfully, we have Christians and people of other faiths who rise above intolerance and hatred.
 

More

From the A-J’s Pages: Senate leader calls for U.S. troop reductions in Europe

A study of Vietnam War veterans suggests that childhood abuse may raise the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder after combat.

Read more