Student Spotlight – Jorge Padilla

Student Name: Jorge Padilla

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Year: Senior

How did you end up at Champion Baptist College?

I started off at a community college at home and was doing my own thing. Through certain circumstances, I realized that I was on the wrong path and that God wanted me at Champion Baptist College

When you first came here, what impressed you most about Champion?

I felt very welcomed and at home. I got to participate in the Church Downtown Christmas parade and felt loved and accepted by the members of Gospel Light Baptist Church.

What were some of the reasons you chose to attend Champion?

One of the main reasons why I chose to attend Champion was how personal the president and pastor, Eric Capaci was. Another reason was the Rooted in Grace tour group that came to visit my home church. I loved how friendly and kind they were.

Who is your favorite teacher this year and why?

My favorite teacher this year is John Vaprezan. He drives an hour every week to teach us and is very dedicated to us. It is evident that he has a close relationship with God. Whether he is teaching, preaching in chapel, or is having a one on one conversation with you, you can see his love for the Lord. His classes are very practical and I have learned so much through them.

What is your favorite part about Champion?

My favorite part about Champion is being able to attend Gospel Light Baptist Church. We have so many ministry opportunities and the church family embraces the students.

What has been your favorite memory since being here?

The greatest memory I’ve had is when we had a huge water balloon fight on the Men’s dorm floor. Although we got in trouble, I will never forget that memory.

What is one financial tip you would give to someone getting ready to go to college?

Realize that college is a lot of money and most activities that you will want to do require money. Start saving now to reap the benefits later.

What would you say to a prospective student considering Champion?

The only way you can truly experience the welcoming and love here is to come and to experience it in person. If you want to be a part of a loving family where you can grow closer to the Lord, and deepen your knowledge of the Word of God, then Champion is definitely the place to go.




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