Prayer at Fultondale Full Moon Bar-B-Que goes viral (VIDEO)
As Christmas quickly approaches, a prayer captured on camera at an Alabama restaurant has gone viral, gaining national attention for its powerful message about faith and overcoming life’s obstacles.
In a video posted by Maria Jefferson Monday that already has over 75,000 views, the owner of the Full Moon Bar-B-Que franchise in Fultondale, Tony Teichmiller, can be seen leading the restaurant staff in prayer. For, Teichmiller this is reportedly a daily routine.
Jefferson shared that she went to the restaurant to get lunch, but God told her to go inside instead of using the drive-thru.
What she witnessed inside did not disappoint.
“I was waiting on my order, look at GOD…. GOD YOU ARE REAL,” Jefferson wrote in the Facebook post accompanying the video.
In a post since the original video took off, Jefferson added, “God you are Awesome. This is not about me or the owner of Full Moon Its for you to get All the Glory!!!!”
CBS 42 caught up with Teichmiller for an interview, with the owner providing background on how crucial a role faith plays in his daily life and business practices.
“I say it all the time, it’s not really about food and beverages, it’s about God and people. We feel like if we get the God part right and the people part right then the rest of it falls into place, and that’s exactly what’s happened here,” Teichmiller said.
He advised that prayer has always been rooted in his business. In fact, the land was prayed over before his Full Moon franchise was even built.
Like Jefferson, he also stressed that this is all about giving glory to God.
“It truly is not about me, and people that know me well know it’s not about me. I’m not a great businessman. I’m not a great restaurateur. But I put it in His hands, and as I’ve said He’s faithful. He tells us that in His word,” Teichmiller emphasized.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn