SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Adventist evangelist and Amazing Facts TV speaker Pastor Doug Batchelor is set to make history as the first Seventh-day Adventist ever to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show. Batchelor, who will be playing the guitar alongside performances by Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, says he has been practicing for months and is “readier than ever” to take the stage.
Although he has promised that he will not attempt “a single dance move,” he said that he had been practicing playing the guitar while “pulling off a Pathfinder fancy drill marching sequence.”
To perfect his drill sequence, Batchelor spent hours with Pathfinder drill masters around the world. “This is the one chance we have to show this big an audience that we Adventists have rhythm and moves too,” said Batchelor. “I’m hoping ‘triple-to-the-left-flank-triple-to-the-right-flank-triple-to-the-rear-with-a-left-flank-right-flank-double-to-the-rear-with-a-big-H’ goes off without a hitch.”
Batchelor admitted that he was uncomfortable with the “racy” wardrobe choices previous Super Bowl halftime performers had chosen. “I personally will be turning up in a full Pathfinder uniform,” said the evangelist. “I asked Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars to follow suit. They haven’t gotten back to me with their final decision yet.”
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