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Brock Shanks

Brock Shanks’ faith permeates every aspect of his life.

The Liberty Christian alum founded a computer programming club called the CPU (Computer Programming Units) and established a “team, senior-led Bible study group for the football team,” at Liberty to encourage a fellowship of faith among his teammates.

“Part of being a Christian means having a servant’s heart,” Shanks said. “Our hearts are corrupted by sin, so we need to ask God for a new heart, a heart like Jesus’s…Being a part of the community and participating in the vast array of clubs and sports helps me to practice responsibility while helping others in the process.

“Honing my skills into something helps me sharpen that skill while using it to benefit others. Besides, serving others gives me the opportunity to spread the love of Jesus by exemplifying His name in my actions.”

Shanks also played football, baseball and wrestled at LCS and was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Solar Car, Photography Club, and Spanish Club.

The Liberty grad will be attending the Texas A&M College of Engineering in the fall, where he will be part of the Engineering Honors program, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Theology.

Shanks said that his ultimate goal in life is to continue to make his faith the driving force in everything that he does.

“After I graduate, I plan on working in the software development or video game design industry,” Shanks said. “One of my primary goals is to help spread the Gospel. I plan on supporting various established missionary programs and when possible travel to various countries to share the good news of Jesus’s sacrifice. My major goal is to be a vessel for the Holy Spirit like in Matthew 10:19-20.”

The Liberty graduate said what he’ll remember the most about his school was the closeness of the students and faculty.

“The sense of family and unity at Liberty is something that I have not experienced anywhere else,” Shanks said. “Through the darkest times of my life and my doubts in the Christian faith, they continued to love me and pour the love of God in me.

“They are one of the reasons why I am who I am today and why I’m so devoted to Him and His plan for me. The amicable atmosphere at Liberty is sure to make even visitors feel like they are part of the warrior family.”

Shanks’ Favorites

Favorite Subject: Bible

Person who most inspires you: My Dad

Favorite Food: Chicken Parmigiana

Favorite Movie: The Passion of the Christ

Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead

Book currently reading or last book read: Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Towzer

Favorite Musical Group or Performer: TobyMac

Nominate your student for this monthly feature brought to you by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound by emailing john@crosstimbersgazette.com.

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