Billy "White Shoes" Johnson to speak in Port Lavaca

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  • IF YOU GO

    WHAT: Calhoun County Ministerial Alliance Palm Sunday service

    WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 28

    WHERE: Bauer Community Center, 2300 state Highway 35, Port Lavaca

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Rev. Tim Smith at 361-552-2532.

PORT LAVACA - To attract a new crowd Palm Sunday, the Calhoun County Ministerial Alliance is bringing someone with nation-wide appeal.

"We intentionally didn't want a preacher," said the Rev. Tim Smith, president of the Ministerial Alliance. "People get enough of that anyway. We wanted to have somebody that they know by name and would have a different approach to things."

Former Houston Oiler Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, known for his funky chicken dance in the end zone after touchdowns, will make a special appearance on March 28.

After 14 years in the NFL, Johnson retired as the league's all-time leading punt returner. He is a three-time pro-bowler and named man of year with the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.

Johnson is known not only for his life as a football star, but for his Christian life as well, Smith said.