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A Look at the Leadership Class at FWC

September 14, 2020
By FWC Story Team


"There are no bad teams, only bad leaders." (Jared Hudgins)

In this 5-minute episode of Redbird Radio, we interview Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Jared Hudgins.

We discuss the new Leadership class he is teaching in the Middle School, why leadership is such an important topic/skill, and his love for students at Fort Worth Christian!

We hope that Coach Hudgins' story inspires others to #LiveAGreatStory!

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FWC 8th Grader Wins QB State Champion

August 29, 2020
By FWC Story Team
Hogan Nelson is currently an 8th Grader at Fort Worth Christian School in North Richland Hills, Texas

Hogan Nelson, 8th grader of north Fort Worth, recently competed in the RRQB Training AdvoCare Quarterback State Championship for the class of 2025. We are so proud that FWC's own Hogan Nelson won the 'QB State Champion of Texas' in the 8th grade division! 

RRQB Training is a Christian football program that offers instruction and coaching outside of school. The Advocare QB Competition featured the top RRQB Training QB's in each grade level and consisted of various competition drills testing the players in a variety of different areas which were scored based on a pre-determined point system. Listen to the podcast below and hear a recording of the announcement of Hogan's amazing achievement!

At Fort Worth Christian, it is in our mission to see our students excel in and out of the classroom. RRQB's founder, Coach Ryan Roberts, shared these thoughts with Hogan's father, Curtis Nelson, who shared it with us. "Not only is Hogan a talented quarterback with a God-given ability to throw the football, but he is also, more importantly, a strong Christian leader who embodies what it means to exemplify Christ on and off the field."

Hogan's parents spoke about their son. "Hogan has a warm heart, is good-natured, and he responds with kindness to friends and family," said mom, Courtney Nelson. Curtis (pictured below when he was in 8th grade at FWC) added, "I feel like God truly blessed Hogan with his athletic abilities because he has big plans for him one day. Hogan truly likes the grind of doing what it takes every day to compete at a high level and win. He will always give his coaches and his teammates 100% effort." Both expressed appreciation for Hogan's many influences at Fort Worth Christian. "We thank all of Hogan’s FWC teachers and all of his coaches throughout the years for helping shape him into the young man he is becoming."

In the 12-minute Redbird Radio podcast interview below, Hogan visits with FWC Football Coach, Grant Davis. You will hear Hogan talk about his faith in Jesus, his competitive spirit, and the coaches who have had a great impact on his life.

We hope that Hogan's story inspires others to #LiveAGreatStory!

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{ABOVE: Curtis Nelson, Hogan's father, in the 8th Grade at FWC) - (BELOW: wristband mentioned by Hogan in the podcast interview - pretty cool!)

In memory of Gene Barrow

April 13, 2020
By FWC Story Team


Fort Worth Christian - Gene Barrow

Gene Barrow - December 31, 1927 - April 7, 2020

We honor the legacy of a great benefactor and friend of Fort Worth Christian, Gene Barrow. The Barrow family has been an influential fixture in the narrative of Fort Worth Christian for decades. Mr. Barrow invested in Christian education and specifically our school. Current athletes and their families will recognize the Barrow name every time they run track, play soccer, or enjoy the festivities of Friday Night Lights on the Gene and Dorothy Barrow Field. Barrow Field has played home to many wonderful games, events, and experiences for every FWC student. 

If you would like to honor the legacy of Gene Barrow, per the family's request, donations can be made to our school. Click here for information on how to do that via check or through our secure online processing system.


Mr. Barrow's full obituary is below:
Albert Eugene Barrow, has, in the words of the Apostle Paul, fought the good fight, ran the race, and kept the faith. Gene, as he was known to all, 92, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Mr. Barrow was born on December 31, 1927, the son of Blanche and Joe Barrow, he was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. Following in the footsteps of his 2 older brothers, he answered the call to serve our great county and enlisted as a proud member of the U.S Navy in 1943.

Following the war, he made his way back to Ft. Worth and it was during that time that he met the love of his life, Dorothy Schlesinger. They were married in 1951 and were happily married for 58 years before Dorothy’s death in 2009. Gene began an illustrious career at Farmers Insurance in 1964. Dedicating himself to his company for over 50 years. He was revered as one of the most dynamic and longest-tenured district managers in company history. In business, Gene was greatly admired for his integrity, optimism, and salesmanship. He was a proud member of the Northeast Richland Lion’s club and served his community faithfully through generosity and kindness.

Gene was a longtime supporter of Christian education most notably Fort Worth Christian School and a devoted member of College Hill Church of Christ. Those who knew Gene best will remember him for his loyalty, friendship, love of sweets and his unforgettable stories but it was family that he valued most.

Gene was proceeded in death by wife Dorothy Barrow. He is survived by their son Lloyd and his wife Betty, son Lance and his wife Melissa and son Mark. His 7 grandchildren, Bryan and his wife Bridgette, Marka Sue and her husband Jim, Katie, Brett, Caroline and her husband Max, Carlee, Brady, 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews who adored him. Funeral service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Fort Worth Christian School or a charitable organization of your choice.