Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, To the Greater Glory of God. This is the essence of Kingdom Athletics and the foundation for which our philosophy is built. Lion Athletics is an important and exciting part of the education experience here at Prestonwood Christian Academy, and it is truly a blessing to serve as the director of this program and to be a part of it as a coach.
I don't believe there is a better venue for young men and women to learn the value of hard work, discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship than in the classroom of athletic development and competition. Colossians 3:23 states that in "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord," and this is the standard on which we base our expectations. We strive for excellence in all we do, not to lift up ourselves, but to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the stewardship and use of the gifts and talents He has blessed us with.
Winning and championships are not our primary goals, although they are the by-product of the goal we seek to achieve. That goal is to partner with parents, our school, and the church to develop "Daniels" who will go out into the culture standing firm and confident in their faith and impact the world around them for Christ. This is a mission that goes well beyond any trophy that we can ever put in a case.
What a blessing it is to be a part of all the wonderful and mighty things that God is doing in the lives of these student-athletes through our athletic programs. Don't be left on the "sidelines!" Jump in the game and become involved in Lions Athletics today!
Pursue Christ Always!
Director of Athletics
"Every Day is Game Day" - Coach Wade McLain
Prestonwood Family Loses One of its Greatest Hard Fighting Soldiers
The Prestonwood family lost one of its greatest Hard Fighting Soldiers on August 1, 2011, as our beloved teacher and coach Wade McLain went home to be with his Lord.
Coach McLain had a giant heart and a passion for his family, his friends, and his students. He also had a passion for sharing the love of Christ and was frequently heard singing the words from the old hymn, “Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before.”
Wade’s was a life well lived. He knew how to encourage and draw the best out of people. When you were with him, he made you feel as if you were his best friend. He had a way of making everyone feel special. He loved as Christ loved, and that quality endeared him to his colleagues and students.
He is greatly missed.
There is no doubt that Wade will one day meet us at the Pearly Gates and will yell, in his typical, exuberant style, “Come here! You’ve got to see this! This is incredible! It’s awesome! Jesus is awesome!” And there is no doubt that when Wade was met at the Pearly Gates, he was met with the words from Jesus, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Coach McLain once gave a devotion to the football team called "Every Day is Game Day". We hope you'll find these words an inspiration as you live your life for the Christ's Kingdom.