Men and boys of all ages are being asked to take part in the ninth Wild Game Supper March 31.
The supper will take place at Belleview Farms in Goat Island and every man and boy is invited to join a Christian environment to enjoy good food, music, fellowship and an uplifting message.
The gates open at 7 p.m. but people will arrive as early as 5 p.m. said Summerton Baptist Church Pastor Bob Ashba.
Former Clemson University, Tampa Bay football player and current Clemson Associate Athletic Director Jeff Davis will be the guest speaker.
Davis was a linebacker in his playing days and now works as a motivational speaker.
He has a ministry called P.A.W. (Passionate About Winning) and uses the lessons he learned in his journey from a football star to successful businessman.
“He brings his message about winning in with his relationship with Jesus Christ,” said Ashba.
Former Summerton Baptist Church pastor Rob Peirce and friend Dennis Craven began the supper in 2003 in an effort to gather men in a comfortable, Christian environment.
They wanted to create a place where they can hear the Gospel and submit to what they hear and feel.
“It’s just grown from there,” said Ashba. “It’s been a blessing to all. Men would become more responsible about what God wants them to do. We want it to be relaxing, but we want to present the message of God’s salvation through his son Jesus.”
The supper is not just for individuals from Summerton Baptist Church said Ashba. He said it is for any man who wants or needs a spiritual revitalization and men from any denomination are encouraged to attend.
“We want to be about reaching men for the Kingdom of God,” Ashba said. “If that is accomplished, then I feel that I have served the Lord like I’m called to do.”
The supper will feature music by Don Sanders. Sanders is the director of music at the First Baptist Church in Barnwell, S.C. He and his sons will be on hand to perform the music and entertainment for the evening and will perform his ministry called “Just Say Jesus”.
Ashba used to work at the First Baptist Church in Barnwell but left in 1999 before Sanders came in 2000.
He has known of him for over 10 years and asked him to take part in this year’s supper.
The Food for the supper will be reminiscent of a southern menu consisting of fried venison, bar-b-que, perlou, green beans, banana pudding, rolls and beverages.
“We’ll have plenty there,” said Ashba. “We’re only going to have three rows. They’re served on each end of the table and it goes quick. If you’re at the back of that line, when we open that door, you never stop; you keep right on walking.”
Tickets for the supper are free of charge and interested individuals just need to call the church at 803-485-6023 or call Ashba’s cell phone at 803-225-5829.