TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — While many people watch the Super Bowl from home or restaurant or bar, some choose to watch the game at their church.
Faith and football is what takes place at Friendly Baptist Church in Tyler on Super Bowl Sunday. Minister Steve Lyles says this is their third year for hosting the Super Bowl.
“We prepare for about 300 to 400 people, we have our membership bring chips and dip, we provide hamburgers and hotdogs, it’s just a great time of fellowship and a great time to watch something that’s important to a lot of people,” said Lyles.
Lyles says, before kick off everyone gathers to pray. “We meet in the sanctuary, we just have as short devotion and talk about some things of God, just a small Worship time.
Then it’s football time. Church member Josh Thompson shows us a Worship hall where folks watch the big game.
Lyles says, the game is shown on a huge screen with an incredible sound system. “It’s the biggest screen in Smith County.”
“It’s hard to believe there’s a better place in Tyler to watch the Super Bowl, we really do it right, it’s just a great time of fellowship and fun.”
Lyles tells us it’s a great way to get family together. He adds, the half-time show is not shown due to respect of families and the church incase inappropriate manner is displayed.