Rock’n Rollen’s Ridiculous Religion

WEARING A MULTI-COLORED AFRO WIG AND HOLDING A JOHN 3:16 SIGN, Rock’n Rollen Stewart was a constant fixture at sporting events in the late 70s and early 80s.


Have you ever heard of “The John 3:16 Guy” also known as “The Rainbow Man”? His goal was to be famous and he got his fifteen minutes by doing some highly unorthodox shenanigans.

Carrying a battery-powered television to keep track of network broadcasting cameras, he would time his antics perfectly and jump into the frame giving a thumb’s up and a cheesy smile. He thought he could parlay his underground celebrity status into a way to get rich, but it didn’t happen.


After the 1980 Super Bowl he watched a television preacher to help with his depression and gave his life to Jesus, apparently. With a renewed sense of passion, he now showed up at events with “Jesus Saves” T-shirts and held up placards with Bible verses, most notably, John 3:16—”For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Working twelve sporting events a month, Rock’n Rollen got the Word of the Lord out in his own unique fashion.