The Spring Banquet is our annual fundraising event to support Foothills Community Christian School. This one night event is among the largest in Great Falls and provides an opportunity to interact with Foothills students and families, learn about Foothills and our impact within the Great Falls Community and assist with raising funds to keep a Foothills education accessible for families.
Foothills annually invites a prominent public speaker to help share an uplifting message to our community. Past speakers have included Dr. Benjamin Carson, Jace and Missy Robertson, Tim Tebow, Mike Huckabee, Benjamin Watson, Trey Gowdy, David & Jason Benham, Kevin Sorbo, Kayleigh McEnany, and Tim and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
About Eric Metaxas
Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of various books, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His latest book is Letter to the American Church and the sequel, Religionless Christianity, will be released Spring of 2024. Eric also has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, which has sold nearly 1 million copies.
Not only is Eric a prolific writer, he also speaks to thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year. ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.” He also is the host of the Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally syndicated program heard daily on more than 300 stations around the U.S. and aired on television weekly on TBN. He also is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, an interview series of “entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on ‘life, God, and other small topics’.”
Eric’s commentaries, humor writing, poetry, and book and movie reviews have appeared in various media outlets. Eric also has been featured as a cultural commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News programs, and he has been interviewed about his work on the Today Show, Fox and Friends, The History Channel, and many more programs. Eric resides in Manhattan with his wife, Susanne, and their daughter.
Past Banquet Speakers
Foothills Community Christian School has a long-standing tradition of bringing prominent speakers to Great Falls each spring as part of our annual Spring Banquet and fundraiser.
Gary Bauer American Politician
Meadowlark Lemon Harlem Globetrotter
Mike Trout Focus on the Family Co-Host
Florence Littauer Christian Author and Public Speaker
Steve Largent Professional Football Player
Dave Dravecky Professional Baseball Player
Guy Doud Nationally Acclaimed Christian Teacher
Kurt Warner Professional Football Player
Oliver North U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (appeared in 2009 and 2017)
John Morgan Comedian and George Bush Impersonator
Dan Wilson Professional Baseball Player
Russell O’Quinn Fighter Pilot
Mike Huckabee Former Arkansas Governor
Bobby Bowden College Football Coach
Tim Tebow Professional Football Player
Jase & Missy Robertson Duck Dynasty Reality TV Series
Dr. Ben Carson Neurosurgeon and Presidential Candidate
Chad Williams US Navy Seal and author
Benjamin Watson Author and Professional Football Player
T.C. Stallings Actor and Author
Trey Gowdy Fox News Contributor, Former South Carolina Congressman and Federal Prosecutor
Benham Brothers Best Selling Authors, Entrepreneurs, and Professional Baseball players
Kevin Sorbo Actor and Author
Kayleigh McEnany Former White House Press Secretary, Author, Co-Host Fox News Outnumbered
Tim & Elisabeth Hasselbeck NFL Football Player and Popular TV personality and author