BBOC Contact: Pastor Mike Neamtu
602.405.9347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dads, please send us your email so you can be added to the email list for updates throughout the year!
BBOC Dads meet to pray for our school every Friday morning at 7:45am
in the Office Conference Room.
The LAST Friday of the month the BBOC will team up with MIP (Moms In Prayer) at 3:00pm and will meet at the school's outdoor amphitheater. Hope to see you there!
Big Boys on Campus is HUGE !
"Moms have to do EVERYTHING at Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory!"
That used to be the mantra prior to founder, Shelley Lowry, getting some dads together to pray for the school several years ago; the genesis of the Big Boys on Campus, commonly known as the B.B.O.C.
It was a humble beginning. There were three or four guys praying at that gazebo before the start of school one Friday morning.
"I believe prayer from involved dads make a big impact on his children's campus life." stated Lowry. "We pray for our Headmaster, Sheryl Temple; our board members for Godly wisdom; our teachers for their work and encouragement. We pray for each other, and we believe that the Lord Jesus Christ honors and blesses our school as we pray for our children there."
He's telling the truth.
"We watched the school grow in numbers; from something like 200 or so to over 400! We witnessed PVCP getting on the map with the accreditation. We participated in asking the Lord to send us and retain the best Christian educators; and we saw the school turn from a Christian environment, to a Community of Believers, to true family of God." reflected Brian "Boots" Bouterie, a former founding BBOC dad.
Today, there are over 50 men on the EMAIL list and as many as 20 DADs meet to pray, fellowship, eat doughnuts and drink coffee together several times a month.
"I honestly can't think of a more powerful image for the children to encounter, than to see their DADs on campus, holding hands and praying for them." continued Bouterie. "Coupled with that, just look at the presence of the BBOC at virtually every function and event at the school."
For example, the BBOC help in the set-up and clean-up of the PVCP Picnic and the Auction each year, to name a few. BBOC DADs are even found on the playgrounds and the sports fields and courts from time to time.
Arguably, the BBOC came to fame with the absolutely inspiring Chapels that they have moderated over the past several years. Who can forget their hit song, "Who let the DADs Out?"
"We're all about being there for our kids!" surmised Boots. "The moms still do everything, but behind every great woman is a BBOC DAD praying for them!
- We are MEN who are faithfully committed to our children
- We are FATHERS dedicated to the PVCP Family through prayer
- We are DADs who support their Head Master, students, teachers, staff & board
- We are DADDIES with a visible presence on the campus; illustrating our love & participation in school events
- We are the BIG BOYS ON CAMPUS
- We are the BBOC!
"The effectual and fervent prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5:16b
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6