Faith, football conference set for Aug. 24

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 2, 2013

When it comes to high school and college football in the south, it can often times be treated as a religion…especially in Alabama.

An upcoming conference in Destin, Fla., will combine football and religion, and will have a Brewton pastor speaking at the event.

The first ever Faith and Football Conference, scheduled for Sat., Aug. 24 at the Palms of Destin Resort, will feature Brewton’s First Baptist Church youth pastor Randy Winton.

Winton, a Tennessee fan, is also a Christian author.

Joining Winton at the event will be Fletcher Law, a wonderful Christian author and evangelist from Gainesville, Ga., who will be sharing his story and the Word of God as one of our fantastic speakers.

Another speaker is Auburn fan Chad Gibbs.

Gibbs is an highly sought after Christian author and evangelist from Alabama.

Chad Goss, a former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver and evangelist from Alabama will also be on hand, as will Wayne Asprodites, who is the student ministry pastor at Destin Worship Center in Destin. Asprodites is an LSU fan.

Spearheading the event is Scott McKinney, who is the host of the popular college football sports talk radio show, “Southern Sports Tonight.”

“I am in sports radio, but my other job is marketing sports events,” McKinney said. “The Lord put it on my heart to look at doing an event, with everyone getting excited about football, to do an event with a faith theme and get everyone as excited about their faith as they are about the football season.”

The format of the day will start with praise and worship and then some “pregame exercises”.

The speakers are expected to speak anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

The event is free, but you must have a ticket to enter.

A limited number of tickets are available, and can be acquired by emailing

-Adam Robinson/

The Brewton Standard