Alumni Spotlight: Christian Bare

(L-R) Christian Bare and Phillip Nwakamma

Christian Bare

Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

Degree: Bible/Education with a concentration in 7-12 Social Studies

Years at ABU: 2011-2016



2012-2016 Dean’s List

2012-2013 NCCAA National Runner-up

2013-2014 ACCA National Champion

2013-2014 NCCAA National Runner-Up

2014-2015 ACCA National Champion


Why did you choose Arlington Baptist University?

“I chose ABU to stay close to home, to get a college degree, and for an opportunity to play college basketball.”


What impact did ABU have on your life?

“ABU has impacted my life in unbelievable ways. I am the founding athletic director and head boys basketball coach for R.W.G.S.T.E.M. Academy here in Arlington. I had the amazing opportunity while at Arlington to complete my student teaching at Kennedale High School under varsity coach Doug Groff. God has impacted my life in such a positive way, through my mentor teacher, Dr. Massingill, Coach McDaniel, Dr. Moody, and my best friend/teammate, Phillip Nwakamma.”


Where they are now…

“I just got married on June 22nd. I met my wife, Ashley, while I was a student at ABU. I am thankful I get to work with her at R.W.G. S.T.E.M. Academy where she is the cheerleading coach.”