Jason Lovvorn, Athletic Director
“It is an exciting time to be a part of First Baptist Academy’s championship athletic program! As we move to our new campus in 2017, it will be the first time in the history of First Baptist Academy that our school will be at the same location as our athletic program. We are looking forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on all of our already strong extracurricular programs. God has blessed our school and athletic program with great success, and our number one priority is to continue to honor and glorify Him through it all. Our focus at First Baptist Academy is to develop young men and women of God, and we are thankful to have the opportunity to disciple them through athletics as part of that overall education process.
The FBA coaching staff is filled with extremely gifted and talented men and women who are experts in their field, but most importantly are dedicated to FBA’s mission to “develop the next generation of servant leaders for the glory of God”. The head coaches of 10 of our varsity sports played that sport at the college level or higher. As a college-preparatory school, we believe preparation for college also applies to extracurricular activities. If an FBA student has a goal to play a sport at the next level, our coaches believe that guiding them through that process is a priority.
One of our defining characteristics at FBA is the large number of opportunities our students have to participate in various activities. Our students have the opportunity to take classes such as architecture, Christian servant leadership, and engineering, participate in band and choir, and compete in any of the 17 varsity sports and 12 middle school sports offered by FBA. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the number of activities they have to choose from. At FBA, we have seen all-state athletes competing at the state art and academic competitions, cheerleaders winning a TAPPS state championship and a district volleyball match in the same day, and straight A students competing in as many as six varsity sports in a school year. A unique quality that we have seen over the years in the FBA athletic program is the opportunity for a first-year athlete with no experience to make a significant impact as part of a team right alongside a Division 1 college prospect, with both students learning how to maximize their God-given talents academically, athletically, and most importantly, spiritually. Our desire at First Baptist Academy is that all of our coaches, fans, and athletes exemplify I Corinthians 10:31 that says “whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God”. Go Saints!”