That would be Mills, who founded Cameron Mills Ministries after graduating from UK in 1998 and has since spoken to countless schools, youth groups and churches.
He has held revivals and spoken at Christian music festivals and at Fellowship of Christian Athletes-sponsored youth camps.
But Breitenbach didn’t envision Mills as the speaker at Centenary’s event — at least not at first.
“I was looking for a comedian, and I came across his name online and I thought, ‘I’ll just see how much (his appearance fee) is,’” she said. “It was so much easier than I thought. I first thought the expense would be off the Richter scale, but I took a chance to call. My first words were, ‘We probably can’t afford him,’” she said.
However, Mills does not have a set fee for speaking engagements, and Breitenbach said the only charge is to cover his mileage.
“He doesn’t care what he gets paid as long as he gets to share the love of Christ. I just really appreciated that response,” Breitenbach said, adding that a love offering would also be collected at the event.
The event will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Centenary’s Christian Life Center on Perryville Road. It will also feature music by three Kentucky-based Christian bands, including the church’s own praise band, as well as inflatables and other activities. Everything is free except food, which will be available for a nominal charge.
Breitenbach said she realizes that Mills might be more recognizable by parents than by their children.
“As parents we know him as a UK legend, and it’s neat to say, ‘Oh, yeah, he’s a Christian, and he speaks now.’ Parents have been able to get their kids excited, and we’ve had kids ask, ‘Who in the world is Cameron Mills?’”
But she said Mills still relates well to teenagers.
“Kids need someone that can speak to them, and he does a good portion of his speaking to teenageers,” she said.
The event is targeted to youth in grades 6-12, but Breitenbach said adults who might not be so interested in the music or the games are welcome to come hear Mills, who will speak shortly after 7:30 p.m.
“If they just want to pop in at the speaking time, that’s perfectly fine,” Breitenbach said.
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