The Robertson family of the hit TV show "Duck Dynasty" are known for their passion for spreading the gospel both on and off air. Yesterday, Alan Robertson, the "beardless brother" of the crew, gave a speech that once again declared his family's deep faith in God.
"We really do believe God has raised us up," Robertson stated to the attending audience at a Salvation Army event in Pearl, Miss.
Robertson believes his family's calling is to spread the gospel to their viewers. He told Fox News he feels his family and the Salvation Army have a similar mission.
"One of the great things about the Salvation Army and the Robertson family is we're both trying to help people. Our family has been about reaching out and telling people about the good news about Jesus. And in essence, that's exactly what the Army does," said Robertson.
The former minister, who says he likes to talk about "faith, family, and ducks," spoke at the event to raise money for the Salvation Army, which lost 1.5 million in damages following a fire which leveled one of the organization's buildings in Jackson, Mississippi.
Captain Ken Chapman from the Salvation Army in Jackson also believes that "Duck Dynasty" is part of God's plan to spread the gospel.
"God is using a bunch of rednecks now to tell the story like the Robertsons, and doing it well, so their message is like our message," said Capt. Chapman.
Robertson's speech echoed his brother Jase's statement that the purpose of the show is to spread the gospel.
"If you are vocal about your faith, [people will] put pressure on you...but the power is in God and His message and what He did...then you realize I need to be vocal," Jase Robertson stated in an earlier interview.
The "Duck Dynasty" star said his confidence in the gospel is what empowers him to speak freely about his faith,
"We are not chased by fame and fortune because of film, so we want to announce to the world that Jesus is Lord, we believe in Jesus. We want to encourage as many people as possible; it is the same for people here."
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant believes that "Duck Dynasty" is breath of fresh air for TV viewers.
"I think...it's a family-based, faith-oriented show. I think America is yearning again to see that nuclear family, and to make sure our children understand what that really looks like," said Gov. Bryant.
"Duck Dynasty," which airs on A&E, is in its fifth season and is one of the highest rated shows in cable TV according to Fox News.