By Lindsay Reed
Gene Robinson, Body of Christ Ministries pastor, is excited to announce that the Next Generation Power Force (NGPF) team will make appearances in Wheaton at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Admission is free.
"They heard about us and contacted us about coming to the area," said Robinson. "They are great to see."
John Jacobs and NGPF use feats of strength, such as busting wooden baseball bats and blowing up hot water bottles until they burst, to proclaim the message of the love of Christ to people of all ages. Events have a particularly large impact on youth.
NGPF was founded by Jacobs over 30 years ago. Over the last three decades, the team has held crusades in 40 countries and over 30,000 public school assemblies in the United States. Some of the record crusades in America have been held for TD Jakes, Joel Osteen and John Hagee.
NGPF has been featured in People Magazine and on CNN and almost every major television network.
"Chuck Norris was saved at one of their events," said Robinson. "Then, they did an entire episode of Walker Texas Ranger featuring John Jacobs and the Power Force Team."
The NGPF ministry includes former college and professional football players Shawn King, who played for the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts, and his brother Jerome King, who played for the Chicago Bears. The team also includes Paul Rogers, the 2009 Florida Master's Strongman Champion.
Body of Christ Ministries is located on Highway 86 in Wheaton in the facility formerly known as Gizmo's Event Center.