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City of Vicksburg honors Alonzo Stevens for 43 years of service with FCA

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Mayor Flaggs presents Alonzo Stevens, joined by his wife Linda, a plaque commemorating his years of service to the community (photo by Keith Phillips)

Former Vicksburg High School football coach Alonzo Stevens was honored on Monday for his 43 years of service with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Stevens received a plaque on Monday morning from Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr, South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour, and North Ward Alderman Michal Mayfield Sr.

Stevens has officially stepped down from FCA after many years of spreading the word of God to both athletes and non athletes.

“I wanted to see all of our kids come together come together under one common goal and that’s our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Stevens said.

Stevens helped start FCA in Vicksburg in 1978 and he was instrumental in reaching the goal to make sure every high school in Vicksburg and Port Gibson had an FCA with his wife, Linda, standing by his side every step of the way.

Steven attended Rosa A Temple High School and went to becoming a successful football and track coach at Alcorn State University and Vicksburg High School.  He has mentored thousands of youth throughout the years, both on and off the field, and he continues make impactful decisions for our youth’s education as he currently sits on the board of the Vicksburg-Warren School District.

The city of Vicksburg will always be in debt to coach Stevens for the greatly appreciated service that he continues to provide and the countless lives impacted by his efforts.

Stevens is now stepping away from FCA but he definitely made it clear that he is not stepping away from his savior Jesus Christ.

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