Castille to lead worship at Church in the Pines SundayPublished 10:31am Thursday, August 8, 2013
Church in the Pines will have a special guest speaker this Sunday, as the open-air church will play host to former University of Alabama defensive back Jeremiah Castille.
Mack Daughtery, worship leader for Church in the Pines, says Castille played under coach Bear Bryant and was the MVP in the 1983 Liberty Bowl, which was Bryant’s last game. Castille also went on to play in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos.
“There is some real history between Bryant and Castille and he always being that out in his message,” Daughtery said. “There is a quote I have heard him make several times in the pulpit and that is ‘Alabama football and coach Bear Bryant saved my life.’ He talks about all the kids that came from his neighborhood and took the wrong path.”
Castille runs Jeremiah Castille Ministries in Birmingham, which is tailored to help inner-city kids.
“He is one of best spiritual leaders and pastors, but he is also a real motivational speaker, especially to young people,” Daughtery said. “He speaks on how important it is to have mentors and get on the right path. He has a wonderful testimony and is a very dynamic speaker.”
Daughtery said Castille has been speaking at Church in the Pines for the past eight years or so and is one of the most requested speakers. The Sunday service will also include music from The Southernaires, an Alexander City based group.
Daughtery encouraged anyone who is interested to attend and said that the dress code is casual.
The service will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday.