& Fundraising Gala
Order of Events
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
at the SunnyBrook Ballroom
VIP Reception at 4:30 PM
Dinner & Program at 5:00 PM
Can Faith Thrive in a
With Keynote Speaker: Dr. Voddie Baucham
Who is Voddie Baucham?
Dr. Voddie Baucham is a husband, father, grandfather, former pastor, church planter, author, and professor. He currently serves as Dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia.
Voddie is known for his ability to demonstrate the Bible’s relevance to everyday life without compromising the centrality of Christ and the gospel. Those who hear him preach find themselves both challenged and encouraged.
Whether teaching on classical apologetic issues like the validity and historicity of the Bible, or the resurrection of Christ; or teaching on biblical manhood/womanhood, marriage and family, or the Social Justice Movement, he helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living biblically in every area of life.
It is impossible to understand Voddie’s approach to the Bible without first understanding the path he has walked. Raised in a non-Christian, single-parent home, Voddie did not hear the gospel until he was in college. His journey to faith was a very unusual and intellectual one. Consequently, he understands what it means to be a skeptic, and knows what it’s like to try to figure out the Christian life without relying on the traditions of men. As a result, he speaks to ‘outsiders’ in ways few Bible teachers can.
Dr. Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.) with additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England (Regent’s Park College).
Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989. They have nine children and three grandchildren. The Bauchams are committed home educators.
We look forward to welcoming Dr. Voddie Baucham for our 40th Anniversary Founders Dinner.
The Keynote Speaker presentations at the Coventry Christian Schools Founders Dinner are intended for educational and intellectual purposes. The thoughts expressed in the presentation are those of the speaker and not necessarily of Coventry Christian Schools.
A hallmark of classical Christian education is the ability to engage in conversations on a wide variety of topics with colleagues, co-belligerents, and combatants. Christians must think critically about ideas and beliefs, holding them up to the standard of God’s word: the Holy Bible. It is in that spirit that we invite our constituents and the community at large to hear from the incredible men and women who graciously deliver keynote speeches at our Founders Dinner and other CCS events.