May Student Spotlight: Timothy Gillespie


Student Name: Timothy Gillespie
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Year: Senior

How did you end up at Champion Baptist College?

I heard Bro. Eric Capaci at a basketball tournament my senior year of high school.  That message meant a lot to me and would end up helping to shape my future.  The summer after my high school graduation, I struggled with the decision of where to attend college.  About a month and a half before school began, the Champion tour group came to my church.  After speaking with them, I knew Champion is where God wanted me to be!

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

I was most impressed with how everyone at Champion was so welcoming.  The student body at Champion is like one big family.

Who is your favorite teacher this year and why?

Pastor Chuck DeVane is my favorite teacher this year because he has taught me so much about the Gospels and the life of Jesus.

Have you made a lot of new friends since being here at Champion?

Absolutely!  I have made many friends since I have been here; some are just casual friends but many are life-long friends that I will never stop talking to!

What is your favorite part about Champion?

Gospel Light Baptist Church is by far my favorite part about Champion!  I have grown so much while here attending Gospel Light!

What has been your favorite memory since being here?

My favorite memories are from trips with the Tigers basketball team.

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

Save, save, save!

What would you say to a prospective student considering Champion?

Coming to Champion has changed my life in many great ways!  I knew this is where God wanted me; and if He wants you here, He will do great things in your life at Champion!


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