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7-foot NBA Hall of Famer shares his deep faith at a College of Biblical Studies dinner in Houston

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Gene and Linda Dewhurst, from left, David Robinson and Patti and Tom Owens at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Gene and Linda Dewhurst, from left, David Robinson and Patti and Tom Owens. Courtesy photo
John Knight, from left, Stephanie Kirby, Takiyah Roberts and Dr. John Rudley at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
John Knight, from left, Stephanie Kirby, Takiyah Roberts and Dr. John Rudley. Courtesy photo
Scott and Gina Luther at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Scott and Gina Luther. Courtesy photo
Paul and Andrea Keith, from left, and Suzan and Joe Parle at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Paul and Andrea Keith, left, with Suzan and Joe Parle. Courtesy photo
Pam and Rod Harnden at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Pam and Rod Harnden. Courtesy photo
Meredith and Gene O'Donnel at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Meredith and Gene O'Donnell. Courtesy photo
LouAnn and Alex Chae at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
LouAnn and Alex Chae. Courtesy photo
James and Tabitha Severson at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
James and Tabitha Severson. Courtesy photo
Don and Marcia Brunson at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014.
Don and Marcia Brunson. Courtesy photo
Charles and Lillian Wheat, from left, and Mary and Ivory Varner at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Charles and Lillian Wheat, left, with Mary and Ivory Varner. Courtesy photo
Gene and Linda Dewhurst, from left, David Robinson and Patti and Tom Owens at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
John Knight, from left, Stephanie Kirby, Takiyah Roberts and Dr. John Rudley at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Scott and Gina Luther at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Paul and Andrea Keith, from left, and Suzan and Joe Parle at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Pam and Rod Harnden at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Meredith and Gene O'Donnel at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
LouAnn and Alex Chae at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
James and Tabitha Severson at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014
Don and Marcia Brunson at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014.
Charles and Lillian Wheat, from left, and Mary and Ivory Varner at the College of Biblical Studies Rising Star Dinner May 2014

What: The College of Biblical Studies Rising Star dinner.

Where: The Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 411: NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson shared his story of deep Christian faith and tales from the basketball court with more than 300 guests. Lisa Malosky led the interview with the 7-foot retired athlete, who is known as "the Admiral" in reference to his attending the Naval Academy and serving in the Navy. Interesting aside: Robinson shared the fact that he grew three inches each year for five years beginning in his junior year in high school and continuing through college.

The fundraiser was chaired by Linda and Gene Dewhurst and Patti and Tom Owens. College of Biblical Studies president William Blocker commented on the school's role in  impacting lives and helping not only individuals but also entire communities.  Contributions from the event will support biblically based education in Houston’s minority areas.

Who: The faithful included Patti and Jim Fox, Audrey and David Gow, Suzan and Joe Parle and Lyn and John Boal.

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