Saratoga Technologies sponsors 2011 Christian Storytelling Festival

Christian Storytelling Festival | 2011

Providence Academy & Saratoga Technologies Announce:
Stephen McDowell at Church -Sermons Added to Schedule of Events

Providence Academy Administrator Jerry Williams announced today that two more events have been added to the 2011 Christian Storytelling Festival (CSF) schedule of events. Mr. Williams shared, “We are excited that Stephen McDowell, the President of the Providence Foundation, will be at two local churches as part of the Christian Storytelling Festival 2011.”

Dr. Reggie Weems, Senior Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN, shared “One of our founding father traditions was an annual Fourth of July sermon that reviewed and emphasized the principles that our nation was built upon, and the mighty works of the hand of God in the battle for freedom. Fourth of July sermons of this type were heard from pulpits all over our land in the early years of our country.” As part of the Christian Storytelling Festival, Stephen McDowell will be sharing a Fourth of July Sermon on Sunday, March 27, at Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN, at 9:30 A.M.

Stephen McDowell will also be sharing a Fourth of July sermon Sunday at 6:00 P.M. at First Baptist Jonesborough. Senior Pastor Joel Cook said, “We are excited to have Stephen McDowell joining us at First Baptist Jonesborough. His stories will help us bring a biblical worldview back to history.”

Stephen McDowell at Church- Sunday, March 27
Pulpit Message: A Modern Rendition of a Founding
Father Tradition - A Fourth of July Sermon

9:30 A.M. - Heritage Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN

6:00 P.M. - First Baptist Jonesborough, Jonesborough, TN

Featured Storyteller- Stephen McDowell

The featured storyteller for the CSF 2011 main event (March 26) at Providence Academy will be author, historian, and President of the Providence Foundation (, Stephen McDowell. See for more information. Stephen has traveled across the U.S. and to 30 different nations training people to apply biblical truths in all spheres of life. Drawing examples from history, Stephen tells stories that teach liberty, justice, and prosperity.

Free Home School Assemblies

Featured Storyteller Stephen McDowell will be sharing stories about George Washington, The Apostle of Liberty, at the home school assemblies. Allan Walters, Vice President of Marketing at Platinum Level Festival Co-Sponsor Saratoga Technologies, Inc., said, “We believe that there is great interest amongst the community at large in learning more about George Washington, a great role model and heralded American hero.”

Both home school assemblies will be held on Friday, March 25. The first assembly will be 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. at First Christian Church in Johnson City. For more information, see our website (

The second Home School assembly will be 1:30 – 3:00 P.M. at Abingdon Bible Church in Abingdon, VA. The assembly in Abingdon is sponsored by Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA). CCA will open in the fall of 2011. CCA offers a Christ-centered classical education for grades K-9. You can learn more about CCA by going to their website (, or you can pick up additional information at the assembly. Mr. Williams shared, “This is a great opportunity for those living in the Abingdon area to participate in the Christian Storytelling Festival while also getting a chance to learn more about the exciting school that will be opening in the Abingdon area this fall.”

Festival Proceeds Support Need-Based Scholarship

The 2011 Christian Storytelling Festival is the 5th annual event, and the proceeds from this event go to support the Providence Academy Annual Scholarship Fund. “This year almost 25% of our students attend Providence Academy through the help of this need-based support. Our goal for this school year is to raise $220,000 for our scholarship fund,” said Development Director Mark Koscak.

Storytelling Showcase

This year’s Christian Storytelling Festival will once again include a Storytelling Showcase on Friday, March 25, at 6:30 P.M. at Providence Academy in Johnson City, TN. Local storytellers will inspire and entertain at the Storytelling Showcase. See details at to enter the showcase. The theme of this year’s Showcase is “Stories of Hope and Inspiration.”

Platinum Level Co-Sponsor Saratoga Technologies, Inc.

Saratoga Technologies, Inc., founded in 2001, is a regional information technology solutions company headquartered in Johnson City, TN. Their six main areas of focus are: Computer Networking, Printers/Copiers, Telecom, Software, Business Solutions, and Internet. Saratoga has acquired some 19 companies and has grown from 5 employees to over 65 and from a single location to 5. Saratoga has won numerous state, local, and national business awards and has a total annual revenue of just under 9 million dollars. Saratoga supports the community in various ways through sponsorships, volunteerism, and support for numerous non-profits in the area.

Providence Academy

Providence Academy is a K - 12, Christ-centered and classical school with 474 students. Our campus is a 45 acre, 67,000 square foot facility at 2788 Carroll Creek in Johnson City, TN. For more information on Providence Academy you can visit our website at For the 2011 - 2012 school year, there are a limited number of openings available in K – 6, and open enrollment in grades 7 - 12.

For questions and further information regarding the Home School Assemblies, the Christian Storytelling Showcase or the Christian Storytelling Festival, you can check our website, or call the Development Office at Providence Academy (423) 854-9819, ext 3013.

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