Wayne Huizenga to Speak in Chapel

by Kathryn Sill, Public Relations Writer

Wayne Huizenga Jr., president of Huizenga Holdings Inc., will speak in chapel on April 15. Huizenga Holdings Inc. is an investment firm that owns the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and manages investments in real estate, marinas and boat-related companies. 

“I am honored to be able to come and address the students at the Cedarville chapel,” Huizenga Jr. said. “I am also envious, as they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ at a young age, something I didn't receive until age 39. My hope is that my time results in the students understanding that true success in life is hearing God say, ‘Well done my good and faithful son or daughter.’”

Huizenga is the son of Wayne Huizenga Sr., a businessman who founded three Fortune 500 companies. He has owned Blockbuster Video, Waste Management Inc., Auto Nation and Swisher Hygiene. He is also the former owner of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, the NHL’s Florida Panthers and MLB’s Miami Marlins. 

When Huizenga Jr. was younger, he worked for his father’s sanitation company and eventually purchased stock in Blockbuster Video. According to a video of Huizenga Jr.’s testimony on Iamsecond.com, he spent his life as a wealthy, successful business man, but prior to becoming a follower of Christ, he still was not satisfied with worldly success. A friend of Huizenga Jr. told him that true success was founded in a relationship with God. Huizenga Jr. became a Christian shortly after this conversation, when he attended a church service and surrendered his heart and life to Jesus. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.