Jacob Stringer – A Lasting Legacy
Jacob Stringer – Senior
Jacob Stringer has been dreaming of performing with the Florida College Friends since he saw them perform for the first time at Florida College Arkansas Camp.
“I was 13 years old when I saw the Friends for the first time,” Jacob said. “I remember thinking they were so cool. I always had it it my mind that I wanted to perform with them.”
Without the Adopt Program, Jacob never would’ve made it to Florida College, let alone fulfilled his dream of joining the Friends and traveling across the country on tour with the group for three summers.
As a member of the Friends, Jacob plays the guitar, mandolin and banjo. He has been able to perform at a variety of shows and camps across the country, reminding him of his own camp experience at Florida College Arkansas Camp.
“To me, camp wasn’t about Florida College,” Jacob said. “It was about friends, the experience and spiritual growth.”
Although he wasn’t thinking about Florida College at camp, he came to the college for the same kinds of experiences and relationships. The environment at Florida College has provided Jacob with opportunities to grow academically and spiritually and to build meaningful relationships with his peers.
“I came to Florida College predominately because I wanted to be in a good environment. I wanted to meet other Christians. You’re going to face temptations anywhere you go, but here, the overwhelming peer pressure is positive.”