From The Tribune staff reports
PELL CITY – The 6th Annual God is Bigger Movement Bass Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Lakeside Park/Sports Complex in Pell City.
The GIB Movement tournament has grown to be one of the biggest fishing tournaments on Logan Martin Lake with 94 teams fishing in 2022.
The 2023 tournament has increased the guaranteed prize money to $6,000 and will be paid to 16 winning places, plus a “No Weigh-In Drawing” for a chance to win $125. The entry fee is $130 per boat, which includes $10 for Big Fish. Nitro, Triton, Tracker and Ranger Bass Pro Shops Tournament Rewards for qualifying boats are sponsored through Sylacauga Marine. Bass Cash is made available by AmFirst.
Tournament registration is now available online at https://www.gibmovement.com/23-fishing-tourney.
Pre-register by 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, and your boat number will be automatically entered for a chance to win a seven-night stay at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, FLa. The beach give-away winner will be drawn the day of the tournament and you do not have to be present to win. All paid anglers will be provided with breakfast, lunch and one free draw prize ticket.
Registered boat numbers will be entered for a chance to win one of two $250 Bass Pro gift cards.
GIB Movement welcomes all ages to attend the weigh in and door prize drawings.
- Best-selling author Russell Estess will be the guest speaker at the tournament sharing his testimony on how the God Is Bigger Movement has impacted his life and the lives of his fans. Russell will also have his books available for autograph.
- Christian musician Shawn Dennison and his band will perform at the tournament from 1-2 p.m.
- Weigh-in scales open at 2 p.m.
- Tim Miller of Fishers of Men will begin the official weigh-in at 3 p.m.
- After weigh-in, there will be door prize drawings for those in attendance. Each $5 donation collected will receive a ticket for a chance to win amazing prizes.
The God is Bigger Movement is a non-profit 501(C)3 independent organization that began in 2011 when the creator Rachel Shaneyfelt was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Shaneyfelt started making and giving away T-shirts as a reminder that God is Bigger. When the T-shirts became too costly, Rachel developed a challenge for her small group after ordering the first batch of 1,000 God Is Bigger bracelets, asking members to give them away to a complete stranger. Within one week, they had all been given away.
Over the past 12 years, with the proceeds from GIBM merchandise and fundraisers, over 800,000 grey silicone bracelets have been given out worldwide to missionaries, refuge centers, outreach programs, victims of human trafficking, flood, fire and mass shootings, for those who are hurting or lost, or given to total strangers as a reminder that, “When life gets big, God is bigger.” The ministry is based on Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
In August 2017, Rachel Shaneyfelt, the founder of the God is Bigger Movement passed away after a six-year battle with mesothelioma. It was Rachel’s wish that the God Is Bigger Movement continue. Her family and friends continue to spread the God is Bigger Movement in her honor to bring Glory to God