Fields of Faith returns to Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Sharing your faith can be scary at times, but it was easy for several students at Bay District Schools Wednesday night.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes held a Fields of Faith event at Tommy Oliver Stadium for the first time in years. The event brought hundreds of people out of the stadium.

Bay County Christian Athlete Community Ambassador Willie Spears says this is something he wanted to bring back after being dormant for a decade.

“We want to teach young people that it’s okay not to be ashamed of their faith and I think the best way to do that is to get them in front of their peers and brag about Jesus,” Spears said.

Many students stood up and spoke before their classmates and shared their testimonies and prayers.

Many students shared their favorite Bible verses.

“This is the lord’s statement about plans for your future and hopes. Amen,” said one student.

Spears says he expected maybe as few as 100 people to show up, but he was surprised to see the stands at the stadium filled.

Wednesday’s event was not limited to students, anyone in the community could come.

“Not just any college student we want, 90-year-olds here, we want babies here, we want pregnant moms with babies who aren’t even here tonight to hear the gospel,” Spears said.

Spears says he hopes this is just the beginning of showing young people that they can make a difference by speaking out about their faith.

“Opportunity for young people to share their faith and not feel ashamed in their schools and communities,” Spears said.

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