November 5, 2013
Chaplain Hynes to Open Christian Character Development Series
Kevin “Chappy” Hynes is scheduled as the first distinguished speaker for the new Prince Avenue Christian School Christian Character Development program, designed to further educate your middle and high student in biblical principles that promote personal integrity, ethical decision making, sound judgment, social responsibility, and accountability within a body of believers.
Hynes serves as one of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes campus ministers at the University of Georgia, where he has led athletes, coaches and staff in Christian discipleship since 1991. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1983-1987, followed by service as a Deputy Sheriff in Polk County, Florida. In addition to earning his degree in criminal justice, Chaplain Hynes served as a drill instructor for the Leon County Florida’s Juvenile Justice System. The corps values he learned as a young Marine, and his experiences as a law enforcement officer on the streets of Florida, helped shape the fundamental principles upon which he has built his life, both professionally and personally.
“Chappy's” dynamic, motivational style of communication has challenged thousands of people to evaluate and reexamine their personal goals and priorities in view of their greater purpose in life. His no-nonsense, plain spoken approach has also helped hundreds of people identify and overcome adversity in their lives, and inspired dozens to achieve goals they never thought within reach. With an intense passion to help people in need, Mr. Hynes’ strong interpersonal counseling and communication skills have assisted many young people during times of crisis.
In the week following Hynes presentation, the students will engage in discussions, facilitated by teachers, based on the topics of the presentation, encouraging conversations which help build awareness and commitment to the Christian principals which provide the basis for the Christian Character Development Program.
Hynes is the first of three distinguished speakers who have been invited to campus this school year.
The Christian Character Development program, established at Prince Avenue by high school principal Colonel Seth Hathaway, also encourages character growth through commitment to the school honor code and student involvement in community service and ministry.