‘Pastors’ Make Show of Super Bowl During Service, Pretend to Be Football Players, Compete in Preaching

LEXINGTON, Ky.   In a bizarre display, a self-identifying church in Kentucky turned their Sunday service in a Super Bowl celebration with its “pastors” pretending to be football players and competing in preaching, complete with referees, a pig roast, commercials, and its “band going wild at halftime.”

“We’ve got jambalaya cooking out front, a pig roast, and pulled-pork sandwiches,” said Mark Stetcher, lead pastor of the Crossroads campuses in Central Kentucky, according to a report by WKYT in Lexington. “We’ve got our own commercials and the band going wild at halftime.”

Crossroads Lexington, and 13 other Crossroads campuses in Kentucky and Ohio, decided to celebrate the Super Bowl in this way “to get more people excited about coming to church,” the WKYT report states, since church attendance across the country is at its lowest during this Sunday.

Stetcher told the news station that various “pastors” from Crossroads take turns preaching and are judged based on the message.

“We have a referee who judges how much each message is worth, throws flags if they get out of bounds, and they have random phrases that they have to build into their talk,” Stetcher explained during the interview.

The event, which attracted nearly 70,000 people last year, is up to an estimated 100,000 this Sunday.


  • Connect with Christian News

Become a Christian News Network Supporter...

Dear Reader, has ChristianNews.net been of benefit and a blessing to you? For many years now, the Lord has seen fit to use this small news outlet as a strong influential resource in keeping Christians informed on current events from a Biblical worldview. With much compromise and many falsehoods in modern-day Christianity, we strive to bring you the news by keeping Christ and His word in focus. If you have benefited from our news coverage, please prayerfully consider becoming a Christian News supporter by clicking here to make a one-time or monthly donation to help keep the truth of God's word widely and freely published and distributed. May Christ continue to be exalted through this work!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email