Ottawa Christian School (OCS) and the Metropolitan Bible Church (MBC) worked together to raise awareness of Christian education by inviting Christian comedian Ken Davis to perform.
Davis is also a best-selling author, frequent radio and television guest and a motivational speaker.
Organizer and former chair of the board for OCS Wafa Martin says the evening was targeted toward the broader Christian community to raise awareness of the Christian education system.
“I enjoy his comedy and he’s well-liked on the local Christian radio station, so we thought we’d bring him in and have a fun night for parents,” says Martin.
They sold 1,100 tickets to the event that was hosted at MBC.
“The goal was to promote a Christian education and Ken Davis did a great job of that,” says Martin.
“Davis told stories of his personal experience in school of being bullied and mistreated until he had a Christian teacher in a non-Christian setting inspire him with a word of hope that said, God has made you for a reason and a purpose,” says Martin.
To promote the Christian education OCS and Redeemer Christian High School (RCHS) had booths and information pamphlets in the foyer.
OCS screened a promotional video for their school, and the Grade 7 and 8 students from Community Christian School in Metcalfe performed a black light theatre drama.
MBC pastor Ron Rudd also spoke before the show to explain what Christian schools are about, who they are and what they stand for.
“We’re blessed with a wonderful outcome, and I feel in a situation like that, when you’re going out on a limb, you don’t’ know if you’re going to fill the house or not, we’re thankful for the results and praise God for that,” says Martin.
Martin says Davis’ set ran for just over an hour.
“He had everyone rolling in the aisles with his comedy,” she says.
She says Davis applauded organizers for taking a team approach and working together to fill the auditorium.