Buffalo Bills Defensive Backs Coach Gill Byrd will be the guest speaker at Brockport’s Christ Community Church at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday (February 4).
A former player for the Chargers, Byrd is currently in his 13th year as an NFL coach. Byrd also coached cornerbacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014-2015, and coached for the Chicago Bears from 2006-2012. He began his coaching career with the St. Louis Rams in 2003.
Aside from playing and coaching, Byrd has been a corporate trainer and motivational speaker. He is the founder of a nonprofit called Players Chapel that uses Christian pro athletes to help raise funds for youth organizations. His personal faith story, involving conversations with Seattle Seahawks coach Sherman Smith, will be part of his talk.
Christ Community Church has been a part of the Brockport community since 1976, and this is their second major Bills connection. In late 2010, they brought in Jim and Jill Kelly to The College at Brockport to tell their personal journey with their son Hunter. The church is also well known for their “Bless Brockport” week every summer, where the church commits what they call “not-so-random” acts of kindness.
Christ Community Church is located at 36 Coleman Creek Road (across from the A.D. Oliver Middle School).
For more information, check out www.cccbrockport.org, or call the church at 585-637-3979.