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Kansas City Chiefs Owner Wants ‘to Give God the Glory’ After AFC Win

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Kansas City Chiefs Owner Wants ‘to Give God the Glory’ After AFC Win

By Movieguide® Contributor

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt wants to give God the glory following his team’s 17-10 AFC Championship win over the Baltimore Ravens.

“It’s such a special night for us. First of all, I want to give God the glory, and I want to congratulate the Ravens on an amazing year,” he told CBS Sports as he received the trophy.

“Four years ago, when you handed us our first Lamar Hunt Trophy, I gave it to my mom (Norma) and the first thing she did was kiss it,” he added. “That moment showed how much she loved my dad and how much she loved the Kansas City Chiefs. … Chiefs Kingdom, we’re going back to the Super Bowl!”

The Chiefs have won four of the five previous AFC Championship title trophies.

After the Chiefs beat the Bengals in last year’s AFC Championship game, Hunt told the media, “Congratulations to all the players and coaches on bringing home another Lamar Hunt Trophy! The Lord has blessed our family in so many ways, including with the best fan base in the National Football League, and there’s nothing better than getting to celebrate this with you guys!”

Hunt became a Christian at the age of 10 and has built a life centered around Jesus and the Gospel. He does the same with the Chiefs organization and his staff.

“We want our employees to develop spiritually,” he told the Tyler Morning Telegraph. “In the National Football League, Christ is really glorified. My identity is my faith in Christ.”

Ahead of last year’s Super Bowl, he told Sports Spectrum, “In our family, it’s faith, family and football, and in that order. That’s a challenge, but it’s something we really focus on as a family, and it’s the No. 1 thing in our lives.”

“I’ve really tried to focus on praying about having peace and enjoying this great blessing,” he continued. “Because that’s what it is. … Prayer is critical, right? It’s one of the cornerstones of my faith and anyone who’s a Christian. God is faithful, and even though He knows what’s on my heart, I need to share it with Him because it draws me closer to Him.”

Movieguide® previously reported on how Hunt’s faith impacts the Chiefs:

Former Chief Stefen Wisniewski was attracted to the Chiefs when he saw the effect Hunt’s faith had on the organization, according to Sports Spectrum, it was one of the reasons Wisniewski signed with them. 

“There’s definitely a lot of Christians in the organization,” Wisniewski told Sports Spectrum at Super Bowl LIV, “and when it starts at the top, that’s pretty powerful, with the owner, he kind of sets it up from there.”  

Hunt’s focus on faith reaches beyond those immediately inside his organization. Since 2014, the Chiefs have offered fans a pregame chapel service as a supplement for those who miss their normal services to make the 12:00 kickoff. 

 “[Our fans] were getting there at 9 or 10 in the morning,” Hunt told CBN, “I [knew] many of our fans were not getting to church because they were focused on getting to the game early to beat the traffic and tailgate. I was like, boy, wouldn’t it be great if we could have a chapel service for them.”