Glass was playing for the Cleveland Browns in 1964 and beat the Baltimore Colts to win the NFL World Championship two years before the first ever Super Bowl.
His biography about his life in football is called “Get in the Game!”, but he has numerous others about his faith.
He was a consensus All-American while attending Baylor University, and working with Dr. Bill Bright, his lifelong friend, he helped establish the Campus Crusade for Christ chapter on the Baylor campus.
And when he wasn’t on the field making a name for himself, he was attending Southwestern Seminary during his offseason.
As his football career was drawing to a close, Glass went on television during many episodes of the Billy Graham Crusades and delivered his personal testimony of faith.
Then in 1969, after 22 years of amateur and professional football under his belt, he founded Bill Glass Ministries, which is known as Bill Glass Champions for Life.
Glass, now 76, travels all over the world delivering “The Healing Power of a Father’s Blessing.”
He travels to churches and prisons, where he has seen, firsthand, how the absence of a positive male role model can be damaging, especially in people’s relationship with God.
Glass will speak at the First Baptist Church in Beeville Sunday, Sept. 30, at the 11 a.m. worship service.
Paul Gonzales is the entertainment writer at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 116, or at thescene@mySouTex.com.