Bobby Bowden is known not only as an icon in football, but also as a model of faith.


First Baptist Church, 201 Beach Drive, Destin, will host services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 3, for a special appearance by Florida State legendary Coach Bobby Bowden.



"We extend an invitation to all area residents to come and be motivated, moved and challenged by one of the greatest football coaches of all time," said church pastor Dr. Farren Roper.



Bowden, known as much for his affable charm as he is for his championship teams, is an icon of college football and a model of faith who is heavily involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He led Florida State to more than 300 victories, two national championships, 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles, finishing in the top five in the country in 14 straight seasons, and led the Seminoles to Bowl Games in 28-consecutive seasons during his 34-year tenure.



The service at 9 a.m. will also feature the youth choir from Rocky Bayou Christian School with campus at First Baptist Destin.



For more information, email fbcdestin@aol.com or call the church office 850-837-6515.