Meet Joseph Keith Whiten
You may recognize the last name of this graduate, Joseph Keith Whiten, who happens to be the son of our FEAST Director, Linda Whiten. Linda often jokes about Joseph being born at FEAST because she can remember early on, her son sitting in a portable crib in her office, while she tirelessly worked the hours away. She also recalls an incident where they tried to save a kitten at FEAST, that ended in 8 stitches. The memories are endless and will forever be treasured as he takes this next step in his journey.
Joseph has also been part of our FEAST Patriots Baseball team for two years and served as the water boy for the FEAST Patriots Football team for another two years. He enjoys playing volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and reading in his spare time. In high school, Joseph’s favorite subject was always history because he saw the importance of learning from our mistakes so that we wouldn’t repeat them. He admits he can be hyper at times, but his parents have also raised him to be obedient and respectful. He’s very outgoing and loves spending time with his family.
Even at a young age, Joseph has always had a passion for helping others, whether at VBS camp or through volunteering at FEAST. However, youth ministry wasn’t always on his radar until the summer of 2017. That year at Southland Christian Camp, God would speak through two preachers and forever change Joseph’s life. When the question was asked, “Would you be willing to listen if God is calling you?” Joseph stood and pledged to open his heart to any calling that God would place on his life. His answer came through the next preacher who said that it wasn’t that God wasn’t calling, it was that people aren’t picking up.
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I,HERE AM I; SEND ME.” Isaiah 6:8
He will be attending Pensacola Christian College(PCC) in the fall and will major in Youth Ministries and minor in Accounting. Joseph feels that accounting is one of the only ways a business can grow and flourish; it is the backbone of the business financial world and a skill that can be applied to your everyday life. He chose PCC because of the value they place on God’s word. They make it a priority to provide an education that is founded on the infallible truth of the word of God.
“ALL scripture is given by INSPIRATION of God, and is PROFITABLE for doctrine, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, forINSTRUCTION in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Meet Nathaniel Neufeld
Nathaniel Neufeld loved playing basketball in recreational leagues growing up, but being a home schooler, he didn’t have high hopes for playing with a “real team” in high school. Thankfully, his family moved from Phoenix, AZ to San Antonio, TX and found FEAST! Nate joined the FEAST basketball team in 2014 as a freshman and played all four years of high school. There have been good times and not so good times on and off the court but looking back it is awesome to see how God has used FEAST basketball to shape Nate’s character and athletic ability. Nate started taking dual credit classes at San Antonio College during his junior year of high school. It wasn’t easy, but he worked hard and managed to earn a 3.8 GPA and will graduate with 30 hours of college credit already in the bank. His love of basketball led him to the open gym at San Antonio College where during his senior year of high school he was approached by the SAC basketball coach and asked to try out for the college team. Since he was taking 9 credit hours at SAC, he was eligible to play for them, even though he was still technically in high school. Nate tried out and made the team! He practiced with them for a few weeks before FEAST basketball got started. He had a tough decision to make but Nate loved his FEAST coaches and fellow players and couldn’t imagine not finishing his senior year on the FEAST court. He maintained a great relationship with the SAC basketball coach who keeps in touch with Nate and allows him to join them in practice when he has time. Now that basketball season is over, Nate can spend more time working his job at Chick Fil A Stone Ridge and saving money for college. Nate was accepted into the Honors College at Grand Canyon University (a private, Christian college in Phoenix, AZ) where he will pursue a BS in Biology with a focus on Physical Therapy. His high school GPA earned him a generous scholarship at GCU and his dual credit will allow him to finish his BS degree in three years instead of four, which is great considering it will take another three years to earn his doctorate in Physical Therapy. Nate plans on participating in the “walk-on” basketball tryouts at GCU.
Meet Jordan Lindsey
“THE STEPS OF A [GOOD] MAN ARE ORDERED BY THE LORD: AND HE DELIGHTETH IN HIS WAY.” PSALMS 37:23
FEAST is thrilled to introduce Jordan Lindsey and allow you to be blessed by a young man that thrived during his home school years and took advantage of the many opportunities a private education offers.
He loved team sports, participating through military base clubs in soccer, baseball and flag football in his elementary years and with the FEAST Cross Country/Track & Field Teams in middle/high school years.
Extracurricular activities included one of his favorite activities, cooking! Jordan also enjoyed being a member of the Alamo Home School Robotics Team for two years and also being a member of the Civil Air Patrol in the Lackland Cadet Squadron, where he received Cadet of the Quarter Award!
“Jordan also enjoyed being a member of the Alamo Home School Robotics Team…”
Jordan Lindsey’s many accomplishments are a direct result of his home schooling experience. Jordan was home schooled from kindergarten to graduation. (K-12) He was a member of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society – Zeta Lambda Chapter, earned 12 Dual Credit hours at Northwest Vista College and was accepted into the Coast Guard AIM Summer Program. Through his accomplishments Jordan received an Early Appointment/Letter of Assurance to the United States Coast Guard Academy!
“Jordan was home schooled from kindergarten to graduation.”
Since graduation, Jordan has continued to excel at the US Coast Guard Academy where he is majoring in Marine and Environmental Science. His favorite classes this semester include Chemistry and Navigation. He is a member of the Officers Christian Fellowship Club and the Genesis Diversity Council.
“His favorite classes this semester include Chemistry and Navigation.”
One of Jordan’s most loved hobbies is playing the piano. He studied music and learned to play the piano at Jensen’s Yamaha Music School and continues to use music as a way to bring honor and glory to Christ. He currently serves as one of the pianist for the Protestant Church Service Praise Team at the Coast Guard Academy.
“He studied music and learned to play the piano at Jensen’s Yamaha Music School…”
This spring break he will travel to Fouche, Haiti with A Door to Hope Ministry where he will participate in community outreach, building projects, and sharing the Gospel of Christ.