NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis to keynote second Fields of Faith event in Andrews

NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis to keynote second Fields of Faith event in Andrews

NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis will serve as the keynote speaker for the second Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Fields of Faith event in Andrews on Friday, Oct. 18.

Last year, thousands attended the inaugural Fields of Faith event in Andrews during which Tim Tebow served as the keynote speaker.

On Oct. 18, students from the Permian Basin will again join thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation for Fields of Faith, an event during which they share their Christian faith with fellow students. The interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 500 nationwide locations, according to FCA.

The Permian Basin event will take place from 6-10 p.m. (students will be allowed on the field at 5:30 p.m.) at the Mustang Bowl in Andrews.

“Peers invite their classmates and teammates to meet on their school’s athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible, and come to faith in Jesus Christ,” organizers said.

Before Ray Lewis takes the stage in Andrews on Oct. 18, a popular Dove-nominated musical group will lead worship. That group will be named on the FCA Andrews’ Facebook and Instagram pages on Oct. 16.

Fields of Faith reportedly began with an idea from Jeff Martin, FCA’s Executive Director of Campus Sport Ministry, “who longed to help today’s generation of students face spiritual battles and temptations.” In 2004, Martin’s vision became a reality when 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout three states.

“It’s amazing that Fields of Faith has grown to welcome nearly a quarter of a million people to athletic fields where they can pray and worship together,” Martin said. “We are so thankful for the students who feel passionate about sharing their faith with their fellow students so they, too, can see how Christ can impact their lives. There’s no doubt that God is working through these young people and will continue to do so for years to come.”