Distinguished Speaker Dinner

Lou Holtz

Leader, coach and motivator Lou Holtz inspired the SBS community during the 2017 Distinguished Speaker Luncheon.
Each year, Second Baptist School hosts the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon to honor its faculty and staff. This year’s featured speaker was Lou Holtz. Famous for his highly successful football coaching career, he now travels the world spurring people to greatness, no matter the adversity.
“Do everything to the very best of your ability,” said Holtz. “Have standards—expect the best and do your best. You have the right to fail, but you don’t have the right to make others fail.”
Holtz’s words of respect, honesty and faith were echoed by Distinguished Alumnus Lt. Col. Jay Wieder ’95 and Distinguished Alumni Parents Becky and Steve Kerns. Influential in their communities and respected at SBS, these award recipients shared how Second Baptist School and its faculty greatly influenced their lives.
According to Holtz, “There are two best days in everyone’s life: the day you are born and the day you discover why you were born…and that is to care for others and spread the word of Jesus Christ.” Holtz left with a simple, yet powerful charge, “show people you care.”
Our Distinguished Speaker Luncheon does just that. Thank you to all who were in attendance for your commitment to supporting the mission of Second Baptist School and making it the institution of excellence that it is.  A special thank you to the Office of Advancement and this year’s DSL chairs, Kathleen and Darrell Pennington and Heather and Matt Aycock, for making this luncheon one the community will not soon forget.
Click here to see photos from this year’s Distinguished Speaker Luncheon.
Click here to see this year’s Distinguished Speaker Luncheon video.