With God You're Always a Winner
The Chaplain of Stock Car Racing
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- RELIGION - General
- SPORTS & RECREATION - Motor Sports
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Sports
Brother Bill Frazier
A living testament to God’s Love and Grace
Bill Frazier showed up unannounced at a race in Talladega in 1970 with home-built Chapel-on-wheels, and like a missionary in a foreign land, started to minister to the race drivers, the crews and their families.
Person-by-person, and race-by-race, Bill Frazier earned the trust and respect of people who lived a fast paced life, and were considered by many “church-goers” beyond redemption.
And Brother Bill, as the racers came to call him, found that there were many God fearing men in the racing world, including the sports super-stars. Men like Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, who quickly adopted Bill Frazier’s Ministry, and helped it to grow.
But the story of Bill Frazier’s life is a story of battling personal demons. Bill was an unlikely candidate when God rescued him from a turbulent life style, as Bill became living proof that “it’s through Him that I can do all things”.
Bill’s effectiveness at establishing a full time ministry in Stock Car racing is still appreciated by many. As for Bill Frazier’s style, Richard Petty put it best;
“Bill came in with his people, not above them. The only difference between Bill and the crews in the pits, was that Bill would get up and preach on Sundays”