Annual Founders Form (2019) featuring Kirk Cameron

Written by Patrick Fitzpatrick

Each year Plumstead Christian School invites a nationally known Christian whose faith informs the way he or she lives. The 2019 Founders Forum keynote speaker, Kirk Cameron, is an actor, director, and producer best known for his early work on TV sitcom Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and Fireproof. Most recently Cameron has produced documentaries entitled Monumental and Connect, and he speaks on marriage and parenting in churches across the nation with his Living Room Reset.


On Monday, May 6, 2019, Plumstead Christian School (PCS) held its ninth annual Founders Forum. Actor and Producer Kirk Cameron was this year’s keynote speaker.

During the main event, Kirk Cameron made a compelling case for Christian education. He also encouraged the audience to be faithful to a Christian worldview, to be inspired by strong Christian role models that have gone before us, and to make a positive and lasting difference in our world. His talk was followed by a question and answer session moderated by PCS headmaster, Patrick Fitzpatrick. John and Doris Spier, PCS alumni parents and former board members, were recognized during the evening as honorary founders to celebrate their nearly forty years of faithful service, leadership, and volunteerism.


Kirk Cameron agreed to stay an extra day, and Plumstead Christian School (PCS) hosted its second annual Multi-School Assembly with a total of twelve area Christian schools represented. The cost of the assembly was covered by a generous donation from Covenant Bank. In addition to Plumstead Christian School students and faculty, the auditorium was also filled with students and faculty from Calvary Baptist School, Cedar Grove Christian Academy, Crossroads Christian Academy, Faith Christian Academy, Grace Christian School, Holmesburg Christian Academy, Lehigh Christian Academy, Lehigh Valley Christian High School, Quakertown Christian School, Valley Christian School, and West-Mont Christian Academy. The crowd of almost 900 students and teachers enjoyed corporate worship and then heard from keynote speaker Kirk Cameron in both a presentation and a moderated question and answer session. Kirk was quick-witted, gracious, and inspiring. He challenged and encouraged the audience with his faith story – specifically how and why he rejected the atheism of his youth and embraced the truth of the Bible and the God of the Bible.


“Most schools only get together to compete,” says Plumstead Christian School’s headmaster Patrick Fitzpatrick. “To my knowledge, we are the only school in the country creating this kind of experience, and I believe the students and educators in the room really appreciate it.”


PCS values student leadership, and as evidence of this, the entire Multi-School Assembly was run by students. The senior class served as ushers, a senior welcomed the crowd – recognizing each school in attendance, a sophomore led the schools in prayer, a team of seniors led the crowd in worship, a senior introduced the speaker, and three students – a senior, a junior, and a sophomore, moderated the question and answer session.

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