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On April 1, 2007, Knievel announced to a worldwide audience that he ’believed in Jesus Christ’ for the first time. He professed his personal faith in Christ to more than 4,000 people who gathered inside the Crystal Cathedral for Palm Sunday services in Orange County, California, and to millions via an "Hour of Power" telecast of the service to over 100 countries.

Knievel told how he had refused for 68 years to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior because he didn’t want to surrender his lifestyle of ’the gold and the gambling and the booze and the women.’ He explained his conversion experience by saying, ’All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him!’ Knievel said he knew people were praying for him, including his daughter’s church, his ex-wife’s church, and the hundreds of people who wrote letters urging him to believe.

Knievel recounted how he ’rose up in bed and, I was by myself, and I said, ’Devil, Devil, you bas..... you, get away from me. I cast you out of my life....’ I just got on my knees and prayed that God would put his arms around me and never, ever, ever let me go.’ At his request, he was baptized before the congregation and TV cameras by Dr. Robert H. Schuller, Founding Pastor of the Crystal Cathedral. "Christianity Today" reported that ’...Knievel’s testimony triggered mass baptisms at the Crystal Cathedral’ following his emotional testimony. (500 more baptized