Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2022
For a Community Event with Dr. Ben Carson
All Are Welcome!
We are honored to have Dr. Ben Carson, world-renowned retired pediatric neurosurgeon, published author, and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. You will not want to miss hearing Dr. Carson speak about his personal story, his faith, and the importance of education. His speech will be encouraging and inspirational!
Dr. Ben Carson's speech will give an inspirational look at the philosophy that helped him meet life's obstacles and leap over them. He prescribes his personal formula for success and demonstrates that maintaining discipline and exhibiting good character are at the core of true success on every level - while stressing the importance of using personal success to benefit others as well. He will also speak about the importance of education.
Following his keynote speech, Dr. Carson will hold a book signing for his newly released book ("Created Equal"). This will take place inside the school's multipurpose room. The books will be available to purchase that night.
DR. BEN CARSON KEYNOTE SPEECH - Hear Dr. Carson speak about his personal story, his faith, and the importance of education. His speech will be encouraging and inspirational! Following his speech, he will hold a book signing. (The speech will take place outside, please see the Schedule of Events below.)
Cost $40 advance purchase price until midnight May 20, 2022.
The purchase price at the gate is $45
GROUP RATE DISCOUNT- DR. BEN CARSON SPEECH - Purchase 10 or more tickets and pay $35 per ticket!
40th Celebration Dinner & Presentation - Enjoy a catered dinner (Olive Garden). Dr. Carson will make a few remarks during the dinner. You will also receive reserved seating for Dr. Carson's Keynote Speech outside. (Please see the Schedule of Events below.) Cost $60, limited seating.
Sponsor a Table - VIP meet and greet with Dr. Ben Carson, 40th Celebration presentation and catered dinner (Olive Garden), and premiere seating for Dr. Carson's keynote speaking engagement outside. Table seats up to 10 people. (Please see the Schedule of Events below.) Cost $1,500, limited tables available.
Childcare - We are happy to offer childcare for those attending the Dinner or Dr. BenCarson Speech. We have an exciting evening planned for the kids. We have Reggie Rice performing a Magic Show, Chick-fil-A dinner, and a movie with popcorn. The cost per child is $10.
4:00 - 5:00 PM - VIP Meet and Greet with Dr. Ben Carson (Sponsored tables only)
Meet Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy. During this hour, you will have the opportunity to meet, speak and have your photo taken with Dr. Carson.
4:45 - 6:00 PM - 40th Celebration Presentation and Dinner
We will begin to serve a delicious catered dinner (Olive Garden) at 4:45. Dr. Carson will make a few remarks.
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Dr. Ben Carson's Keynote Speech - Dr. Carson's speech will begin at 6:30 pm outside.
7:30 PM Book Signing - Following his keynote speech, Dr. Carson will hold a book signing for his newly released book ("Created Equal"). This will take place inside the school's multipurpose room. The books will be available to purchase that night.
Drop-off will begin at 3:30
Dinner served at 5:00
Reggie Rice Magic Show - 5:30
Movie with popcorn - 6:30 - 8:30
Security for Childcare - At the sign-in, each child will receive a wristband, and the parents will receive a stub with a matching number to the wristband.
INCLEMENT WEATHER - The 40th Celebration Presentation and Dinner will take place rain or shine. Should we experience inclement weather on May 21, 2022, Dr. Carson will be rescheduled for another date. Anyone who purchases tickets will maintain their ticket status. We will announce any schedule changes three days prior to May 21, 2022.
DR. BEN CARSON
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is the Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, a new think tank/do tank whose mission is to promote the four founding principles which are cornerstones of our country – faith, liberty, community, and life – as well as pursue common-sense solutions that challenge conventional groupthink.
He most recently served as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital's history.
In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.
Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and has been awarded over 70 honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Carson has authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife, Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership named him among "America's Best Leaders" in 2008.
Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund operates in 50 states and the District of Columbia. This year, it is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first awards ceremony. The organization has awarded more than 10,000 scholarships totaling more than $8 million. Before the end of this year, the Carson Scholars will have installed more than 250 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country.
Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd-grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and eight grandchildren.
SARAH PATTERSON - FOUNDER
AND ADMINISTRATOR 1980 - 2009
Mrs. Sarah Patterson served as the Founding Administrator of KCA for 30 years. After retiring in 2009, she has continued to serve as the school’s Educational and Development Consultant. She holds a B.S. in Education and English from Radford University and an M.A. in Education from George Washington University. She has taught in Roanoke County, VA, public schools, the Frank Knox School (SMCPS), the Community College of Southern Maryland, St. Mary's College of Maryland, the Calvert Christian School, and Lexington Park Christian School/The King’s Christian Academy. She has also taught curriculum development at Mid-Atlantic Christian Schools Conferences. "It has been my great privilege to be a part of the Development of The King’s Christian Academy, Isaiah 40:31, TO GOD BE THE GLORY!" She is married to Michael Patterson.
ABOUT KEVIN FRY - KCA
ADMINISTRATOR 2009 - 2019
Mr. Kevin Fry and his family served as missionaries for 10 years in Guatemala, where he was Principal of the Christian Academy of Guatemala. During this time, he was responsible for overseeing building improvement projects, starting innovative and advanced programs, and adding extracurricular activities. Prior to that, he served as Principal at Columbia Middle School and Vice Principal/Dean of Students at Riverside High School in Oregon. Mr. Fry taught for four years before his administrative years and continued to teach classes and coach as needed. Mr. Fry was the Administrator of The King’s Christian Academy from 2009 to 2019. He is a graduate of George Fox University with a B.A. in Writing/Literature. He has 65 graduate credits in school administration, curriculum, and language arts. Mr. Fry’s wife, Ardella, taught pre-school at KCA. Their daughter Xela graduated from KCA in 2017.
ABOUT JAMES HARRIS - KCA
ADMINISTRATOR 2019 - PRESENT
Mr. Harris is a 1989 graduate of Eastern University with a B.A. in Secondary Education (Math, History). In his career, he has taught in South Philadelphia, served as a youth pastor for five years at Quakertown Bible Fellowship in Pennsylvania, and worked and lived in Sweden (Gävle and Falun) for eight years at the Internationella Engelska Skolan, a Swedish school with an English profile. He has one child at KCA, Grace, and two graduates, Isaiah and Emma.