The Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Georgia Southern University is holding "I Agree with Luke" Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the university's RAC bandshell. The community is invited to attend the free event.
The moniker for the event is a play on words and alludes to two men with the name Luke. The first namesake, Luke Anderson, was a former GSU student and lifelong resident of Bulloch County.
Anderson, the son of Greg and Julie Anderson, died in a single-vehicle accident Nov. 14, 2010, one day after initiation into the Sigma Chi fraternity at GSU and just days before his 20th birthday. Evidence from road markings and the scene indicate that Anderson most likely suffered a seizure before wrecking his truck. The young man was well known in the community and on campus.
Anderson enjoyed serving others in a variety of ways, from mission trips with the college and his church to kind deeds for neighbors and friends. In honor of his servant's heart, the non-profit organization Luke's Project 11 was created to encourage people to find ways to leave a positive impact on their community through service.
Tony Pagliarullo, college minister at First Baptist Church Statesboro, former youth pastor and a close friend of Anderson, will share Anderson's testimony during the event.
"Luke Anderson lived his life differently because of Jesus," Pagliarullo said. "Luke lived out the Gospel on campus; he lived according to the book of Luke from the Bible.
" 'I Agree with Luke' is not just the testimony of Luke Anderson; it's the story of living a life according to the word of God in the Gospel of Luke."
The third book of the New Testament in the Bible, Luke was authored before the fall of Jerusalem by a physician of the same name and traveling companion of Paul on his second missionary journey.
Jack Caldwell, a former GSU student and football cheerleader who took part in Baptist Collegiate Ministries activities, will give a message from the book of Luke.
Free pizza and sodas will be available at the event, and participants will have a chance to win one of several door prizes.