This weekend, Lake Valley is hosting both First Baptist and Lake Valley students for Transform, an annual weekend retreat for middle and high school students with an emphasis on discipleship. Students have experienced fellowship and teaching in both large and small group settings throughout the event and have stayed overnight with host families throughout Hot Springs. This morning’s service is being led by worship band, Summerhill, and speaker, Travoris Uzoigwe.
It all started when we were asked to put together a band for a summer camp in 2009. We are where we are today because of all the people who believed in us and a God who prepared the way in giving us one opportunity that led to another, that led to another, and on and on. We’ve been privileged to sing with thousands of people from all over this country in hopes to draw our hearts towards Jesus with the music and melodies He has created within us. We found a joy and a purpose in doing this and that’s why we continue to chase after Him together as Summerhill.
My name is Travoris Uzoigwe, but mostly everyone just calls me Tee. I’m from Little Rock, Arkansas, and I attended Henderson State University on a basketball scholarship, after walking on. I attained a Bachelors of Science degree in education and a Masters degree in sports administration. I’m currently in seminary at Southwestern Theological Seminary. This was all by the undeserved and unbelievable grace of God.
I grew up in some of the rougher parts of Little Rock, where many of my family and friends were victims of an egregious sin. Many of them have broken lives, are dead, or are in prison. Again, by God’s grace, I was rescued. God gave me a beautiful wife, Erica Uzoigwe, and we have been married for eight years. God also blessed me with three beautiful and healthy children for which I am so grateful. I was a basketball coach and physical education teacher in the Little Rock School District for five and a half years before God called me to campus ministry. Currently, we reside in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and I work for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention as a campus minister at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. I have been serving there for almost four years. – Tee