NY Mets Team Up With Times Square Church for “Faith Day” Evangelistic Outreach at Citi Field
Immediately following the Mets vs. Dodgers game on Aug 5, MLB and Times Square Church are inviting fans to join them at Citi Field for a worship service held by the church. A faith-based message will be delivered by the senior pastor of TSC, Carter Conlon.
According to mlb.com, the Christian service will begin approximately twenty minutes after the final out of the game. Stadium officials will then encourage guests to move to field level on the third base side for the service.
On the day of the game, Pastor Conlon has been invited by the New York Mets to throw the opening pitch. Additionally, the church revealed on its site that the major league team will be presenting a check to TSC on behalf of the 100 churches affiliated with Feed New York to assist its food distribution program.
Feed New York, is an initiative run by Times Square Church which “supplies healthy food to local churches that are committed to helping people in their community who struggle to provide food for themselves and their families.”
TSC did not reveal the Met players that will join them for the Faith Day service to share their testimonials but the N.Y. Mets have quite a few players and former players that are open about their Christian faith.
Eight-time All-Star Darryl Strawberry won his first World Series Championship with the Mets in 1986, and after a few more titles in 1996, 1998 and 1999 as a member of the Yankees, and a few rocky years of substance abuse which ended his baseball career, the 55-year-old is now a traveling minister.
The 17-year MLB veteran regularly returns to the Mets clubhouse to share his faith. Strawberry is now a colon cancer survivor who credits his current wife, Tracy, for leading him to Christ after they first met at Narcotics Anonymous many years ago.
SOURCE: The Christian Post