ELLSWORTH — Richard Lane, son of NFL Hall of Famer Dick “Night Train” Lane, will be the featured speaker at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Aug. 4-6.
St. Ignatius Church of Kanopolis is also helping to sponsor Summer Fire, Year of Faith Mission, with evening meetings at St. Bernard Catholic Church, located at 911 N. Kansas St. in Ellsworth. The public is invited to attend at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, and at 7 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 6. Hospitality will be provided following the mission each evening. Prior to Tuesday evening’s talk, a potluck dinner will take place in the parish hall at 6 p.m.
Lane is one of the most dynamic Catholic speakers and revivalists in full-time ministry in the United States, sponsors said. He also speaks at numerous Baptist, Methodist and inter/non-denomination churches across the country in the spirit of ecumenism. Preaching, teaching and sharing the Word of God, he focuses on the importance of evangelization, sharing Jesus Christ with thousands who are lost and in search of something greater than themselves.
Lane is on Catholic Radio and has been the producer and cohost of Covenant Radio Network’s “Evangelizing St. Louis” weekly radio show since 2006.
As a convert to Catholicism in 2003, it was in early 2005 when Lane began proclaiming the Gospel as a street corner evangelist, sharing the Word of God, passing out Bibles, crosses and other religious items. Since that time, Lane has been featured on “Catholic Answers Live,” Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, the National Catholic Reporter and Sports Review magazine, as well as Eternal Word Television Network’s (EWTN) the “Journey Home” with Marcus Grodi.
Lane is also the co-founder of Catholic Men for Christ Men’s Conference in St. Louis, Mo. Each year the conference draws thousands of men to hear the powerful message of the Gospel.
Born in Detroit, Mich., to Mary O. Alexander, retired educator for the Highland Park school system, and the late Dick “Night Train” Lane, NFL Hall of Fame cornerback, Richard Lane Jr. attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He also served honorably for nearly six years in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in numerous domestic and international locations. Lane is married and a father.