With the Super Bowl LVII taking place in Glendale, Arizona this February, Arizona Christian University was blessed to hear how God has moved in an NFL locker room through Miles Killebrew (#28), the safety/specialty captain for the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he spoke at chapel on February 9, 2023.
Killebrew was joined by ACU Transformational Coach Randy Chambers, NFL Chaplains Reza Zadeh (Broncos), Kent Chevalier (Steelers), with LaMorris Crawford (Bengals) and his wife Megan Crawford.
Jon Lee, Chief Architect of He Gets Us, a movement that seeks to connect people to Jesus, shared that two commercials focused on Christ will be played during the Super Bowl.
Killebrew, who attended Southern Utah University, shared his experience of being baptized in the Jordan River with other NFL members, and he came back with a sense of purpose. “There was something greater than making money, being on T.V.; it was greater than that. I repurposed my life to Christ at that moment,” Killebrew said.
Chevalier added to the discussion, commenting on Killebrew’s faithfulness to trust in the Lord, quoting Proverbs 3:5-6. “[Killebrew] invites everyone to Bible study, which I love. So all of a sudden the [team] barber started [attending] player’s Bible study,” Chevalier chuckled.
“God desires to be pursued and chosen,” LaMorris Crawford told ACU students. Along with his wife Megan, the Crawfords encouraged students to take serious steps to grow in their relationship with Jesus. “Do not neglect where you are to recognize what God wants to do in you. So while you’re here… let yourself grow to be secure in who God has called you to be,” Megan Crawford advised.
Zadeh interacted with his chair as a visual analogy for one’s dependency on Christ. Zadeh described how people need to put their full weight on Christ. “What you do in life does not define what you are in life, but what you believe in will define your identity,” Zadeh said.