Christian Athletes

Christian Athletes

Walter Abercrombie

Pittsburgh Steelers running back is the son of a Baptist minister and an accomplished gospel singer

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Damon Allen

The CFL Hall of Famer is pro football's most prolific passer with 72,381 passing yards. He credits God with his long & successful career

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Willie Mays Aikens

Baseball slugger spent 14 years in prison for drug trafficking and has now given his life to the Lord

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Chris Bando

Indians catcher and longtime baseball coach now coaches at San Diego Christian College

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Jesse Barfield

Jesse led the Major Leagues in home runs in 1986. He and his wife Marla led many Blue Jays teammates to the Lord

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Lem Barney

"The Supernatural" is a Pro Football Hall of Fame member and ordained minister, now an associate pastor in his church

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Bill Bates

Bill is an all-time favorite of Dallas Cowboys fans.  He praises God for all that he has accomplished

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John Blue

The former goaltender is now pastoring a church in California

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Laurie Boschman

Laurie is known for being persecuted by Leaf management for his Christian faith

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Dan Bouchard

A goaltender for the original Atlanta Flames team.  Dan has been involved with hockey ministry

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Orlando Bowen

CFL linebacker who was beaten severely & falsely accused, and acquitted, of drug charges by corrupt police officers. "Bo" shares how God sustained him and his young family during this challenging time

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Cory Boyd

Rushed for over 1,000 yards in his first two seasons in the CFL.  He credits his Christian faith in God for his success

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Sid Bream

Sid was a popular player everywhere.  He is a greaduate of Liberty University and is active in many Christian Ministries

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Bill Buckner

Credits God with helping him become a stronger Christian after the 1986 World Series

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Danny Buggs

After his NFL & CFL careers, he became a leader at Fellowship of Christian athletes and got his doctorate at Carver Bible College

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Dave Burrows

A four-time all-star for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dave credits God with saving his marriage and he and his wife have long been leaders in their church

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Bill Butters

The former WHA tough guy serves the Lord through Hockey Ministries International

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Keith Byars

A highly rated running back at Ohio State, Keith was a first round draft choice of the Eagles.  A strong leader on the team with a great core of Christian players

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Gill Byrd

Chargers all-time great cornerback ran a ministry to inspire new Christians and is involved in the chapel program

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Bernie Carbo

This 1975 World Series hero was a barely functioning alcoholic and drug addict until he accepted Christ as his Saviour.  Now runs a baseball ministry

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Mike "Pinball" Clemons

CFL Hall of Famer is a great ambassador for Christ as his life radiates love

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Robin Cole

Winner of two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  One of many strong Christians on the Steeler Super Bowl teams of the 1970's

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Mike Davis

Outfielder for the Oakland A's and Los Angeles Dodgers, a regular at baseball chapel and spoke openly to groups about his faith

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Don Demeter

Dodgers outfielder now pastors a church

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Kelsee Devoreaux

Stuntwoman in many movies & shows shares her Christian faith in Hollywood with other celebrities

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Mark Dewey

Giants pitcher wore his team-mandated gay pride ribbon horizontally as an ichthus, a symbol of his Christian faith

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Ted DiBiase

WWE wrestler known as the "Million Dollar Man" now builds evangelistic wrestling events

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Michel Dion

Penguins goaltender was the starting goalie in the 1982 All-Star game.  Credits his faith in God for getting him through difficult times in his life

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Mike Eagles

A leader on every team he played on, Mike gives of his time to hockey ministries

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Chuck Ealey

CFL quarterback and Grey Cup MVP was undefeated as a starting quarterback during his U.S. college football career. Chuck remains active with the Christian organization Athletes In Action

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Mike Easler

"The Hit Man" hit over .300 in 4 different seasons and won the World Series with the 1979 Pirates.  Mike is now an ordained minister

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Nick Eason

Known around the NFL for his strong Christian faith, Nick won Super Bowl XLIII with the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Mark Eichhorn

Sidearming pitcher dominated relief pitching in 1986 with a 1.72 ERA. Mark accepted Christ through the witness of a Blue Jays teammate

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Ron Ellis

A lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf, Ron's Christian witness led a Toronto teammate to accept the Lord

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Tony Fernandez

Now an ordained minister, Tony runs a foundation to help underprivileged children in his native Dominican Republic

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Tim Foli

Tim and his wife Ginette are available, either separately or as a couple, for seminars, marriage retreats, youth rallies, men’s breakfasts, and other outreach ministries

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Dave Forbes

Bruin and Capital was an early participant in a hockey ministry to share his faith with kids

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George Foster

Won 1977 National League Most Valuable Player Award and was known for preferring to read his Bible than to be on the town

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Bob Froese

Bob won the William Jennings Trophy for lowest goals against average in 1986. He is a long time pastor of a church in New York state

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David Fulcher

"Fo-Rock", the Cincinnati Bengals amazing safety, now shares his faith as head coach of Cincinnati Christian University

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Darrell Green

Hall of Famer and all-time Redskins great runs a faith-based foundation that assists those in need

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Stu Grimson

A 6'5", 230 lb enforcer is a gentle Christian giant who served on the board of a Christian ministry and has delivered many sermons from pulpits

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Juan Guzman

Blue Jays star pitcher is now a minister who runs a foundation to seed the Word of God in Latin countries

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Tracy Ham

A member of the CFL Hall of Fame & College Football Hall of Fame, he was awarded the Gord Barwell award for Christian faith, character & leadership

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John Hannah

Patriots Lineman who was named Best Offensive Lineman of All-Time by Sports Illustrated.  Accepted the Lord as a youth and rededicated himself early in his NFL career

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Shawn Harper

A 7-year pro football player, Shawn uses wit, humor, feats of strength and his NFL experiences to draw and captivate his audience.  As a minister now, he delivers an earth-shaking message of motivation, encouragement and hope

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Ed Hearn

Former Met who was diagnosed with three potentially life-threatening health conditions. Gives all glory to God for his amazing testimony to His grace

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Paul Henderson

Scored "THE GOAL".  If you are a Canadian hockey fan, that's all you need to say to describe Paul Henderson. One of best known and out-spoken Christians in all of Canada

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Chad Hennings

Spent his 9-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys winning three Super Bowls.  Flew 45 missions in the USAF before his NFL career. Detailed his Christian walk with the Lord in his book It Takes Commitment

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J. D.Hill

An NFL All-Pro for the Bills, JD overcame a serious drug addiction and now runs a Christian ministry that reaches out to youths

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Brian Holman

MLB pitcher and his wife accepted the Lord as their Saviour shortly after he made the Majors.  He now supports many ministries

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Corey Holmes

Collected 3rd most all-purpose yards in a snigle CFL season with 3,455 yards.  Now serves the Lord in his church and as mayor of his city

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Ricky Horton

Won the World Series with the Dodgers in 1988.  Was integral in the baseball chapel program and with Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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Willie Horton

At the age of 60, after the deaths of two of his nephews, Willie knew it was time to give his life to the Lord, and accepted Him as his Saviour.

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Jerry Howarth

Long time play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Accepted the Lord after a Blue Jays pitcher gave him a Bible and challenged him to a Proverb per day

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Rocket Ismail

Rocket was electrifying on the football field and remains so sharing his testimony of the grace of his Saviour Jesus Christ

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Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan is one of  three athletes to play in both the NFL and Major League Baseball.    He has a passion for sharing his faith in Christ with children

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Kerry Joseph

 CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2007.  He was the recipient of Athlete in Actions Gord Barwell Award for Christian faith, character & leadership.

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Jim Kaat

Jim pitched in the Majors from the 1950's to the 1980's.  Was strong in his Christian faith even before the Baseball Chapel program began and he ran team Bible studies from his hotel room

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Gord Kannegiesser

Blues defenseman who later won the Avco Cup in the WHA while playing with Gordie, Mark and Marty Howe for the Houston Aeros. Active in his local church, he often delivers sermons from the pulpit

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Sheldon Kannegiesser

NHL defenseman who was one of the first Canadians to make his faith known in the NHL

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Don Kessinger

The Cubs slick shortstop helped seed the Baseball Chapel Program by holding Bible studies in his hotel room.  Shared his testimony at a Billy Graham Crusade

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Mike Kingery

Batted .349 in 1994 for the Colorado Rockies.  Mike, his wife and 8 children are a gospel singing group that travels to churches to share praises in song

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Jon Kolb

Won 4 Super Bowl Championships with the Steelers and was seen as a Christian leaders on a team witth many strong Christian men

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Nikita Koloff

Spent 9 years with the World Championship Wrestling, now has a Wrestling Crusade ministry to share the love of Christ with wrestling fans

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Corey Koskie

 A Canadian baseball player, Corey credits his faith in Christ for getting him through injuries to have a great career with the Twins

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Herbie Kuhn

Toronto Raptors' on-court announcer who is a passionate evangelist

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Gary Lavelle

A true reliever who started only 3 games in his 745 appearances. A member of the Giants famous God Squad who thrived on Bible studies and chapel meetings

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Tommy Maddox

From rising star to journeyman and back to star again. He credits God for his amazing journey

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Randy Manery

The Flames representative in the 1973 All-Star Game, he spent many years with an organization that recruited and trained Christian leaders around the globe

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Charles Mann

A Deacon in his church, a success in the boardroon and a legend on the football field

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Tippy Martinez

Orioles star reliever accepted Christ through the witness of a Baltimore teammate

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Henry Mason

Pitched in the Negro Leagues for the great Kansas City Monarchs and also in the Majors with the Phillies. Pastored a church in Kansas City for many years

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Guy McIntyre

Won 3 Super Bowl championships witht he 49'ers.  Was heavily involved in drugs and alcohol as a rookie before turning his life over to Christ and being transformed

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Karl Mecklenburg

Broncos Captain appeared in 6 Pro Bowls and 3 Super Bowls.  Accepted Christ at a young age and rededicated himself during his career

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Matt Mieske

Played for 5 teams over his 8 season Major League career.  Grew in his Christian faith while on the road by studying scriptures and praying to stay away from temptations

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Mike Minter

A piller of the Panthers defense for many years, he has coached at Liberty University and is an aspiring pastor

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Lloyd Moseby

"Shaker" made the All-Star team in 1985 with the Blue Jays and was a Christian on the Toronto teams that featured many Believers

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Anthony Munoz

NFL Hall of Famer was sure to give all glory to God in his HOF induction speech

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Curly Neal

A truly magical shooter and dribbler, Curly played for the Globetrotters for 22 years.  Nothing shows the love of God more than a warm smile toward a child.  That's Curly's trademark

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Christian Okoye

The first Chiefs running back to rush for 1,000 yards for more than one season, he accepted Christ into his life through the mentorship of a college coach

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Al Oliver

"Scoop" won a World Series Championship in 1971 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1982 National League Championship with the Montreal Expos. He is ordained and serves as Chairman of the Deacons Board at this Baptist church as well as a Sunday School teacher

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Mark Osborne

An all-around player who could score and check, Ozzie is a Deacon in his home church and served many years for a hockey ministry

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Eddie Payton

Holds records as a punt returner for the Lions.  On the night before his brother Walter died, Eddie & Walter spoke intimately of their shared faith in Jesus Christ

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Ted Petersen

Won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ramains active in sports ministry sharing his faith

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Willie Pile

Played for the Cowboys and Chiefs of the NFL and the Argonauts in the CFL.  He was a team leader in Bible studies and gave of his time to many ministries

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Dean Prentice

Played 22 NHL seasons for Original Six teams in Boston, New York and Detroit.  He was nicknamed "The Reverend" by teammates after he accpted the Lord

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Jean Pronovost

Brother of Hall of Famer Marcel, Jean scored 52 goals in 1975-76 for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Many NHL players credit Jean for leading them to Christ

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Antwaan Randle El

Steelers and Redskins wide receiver has established his own foundation to live out his faith by giving back to those less fortunate

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Beasley Reece

A 9-year NFL veteran and sports analyst on TV, he is an accomplished pianist who served musically in his church

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Glenn Resch

Won two Stanley Cups with the Islanders dynasty. Chico accepted Christ while in the minors through the witness of a teammate

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J.R. Richard

Now a pastor, J.R. was once one of baseball's most dominant pitchers before suffering an on-field stroke. Financial ruin, homelessness and despair led him to God.

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Dominic Roussel

Goaltender for the Flyers for 5 seasons, Dominic also played for the Jets, Mighty Ducks and Oilers. He gave control of his life to Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade after hearing a teammate share his testimony

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Bill Sampen

Pitcher for Expos and Royals has been an associate pastor at a Baptist Church and works with the Baseball Chapel Program

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Darryl Sampson

Won two Grey Cups with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2004. Won the CFL's Gord Barwell Award for Christian faith, character and leadership

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Jim Sandlak

Canucks forward who was the 4th overall pick in the 1985 entry draft.  A solid, gentle giant for Christ

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Manny Sanguillen

Catcher on the 1971 and 1979 Pirates World Championship teams.  Manny accepted Christ after encountering a Canadian missionary on the streets of his native Panama

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Freddie Scott

Receiver for Falcons and Colts is now an assistant pastor and deeply involved in many ministries to help the less fortunate and students

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Donnie Shell

"Torpedo" Shell was an influential Christian on the great Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970's and early 1980's

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Ron Shepherd

Blue Jays outfielder is now an Apostle in his church and speaks at churches across the nation

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Duke Sims

Once a carefree bachelor during his playing days, Duke gave his life to Christ and enjoys speaking about the redemption he has found

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Darryl Sittler

Hockey Hall of famer and one of the most beloved players in Toronto Maple Leaf history.  Quietly devout in his faith, he gives his time to a ranch that teaches hockey and the Gospel to kids

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Doug Smail

Winnipeg Jets player accepted Christ as a teenager ans lived his faith during his NHL career

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Aaron Small

This strong Christian pitcher went 10-0 for the Yankees in 2005.  In 2009, he spent 8 days in a coma battling encephalitis.  His faith in God sustained and strengthened him.

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Adrion Smith

Toronto Argonaut defensive back scored the game winning touchdowns in both the 1996 and 1997 Grey Cup Championship games.  A tremendous witness for Christ who presents the Gospel with great energy and himself with transparency

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Jude St. John

Longtime Toronto Argonaut offensive right guard. The big man with a big heart is now a lead pastor at a church

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Ed Staniowski

Goaltender for the Blues and Jets and a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Ed committed his life to Christ in his playing days through the witness of a teammate

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Milt Stegall

 The Hall of Famer is the CFL's all-time leading receiver in TD's and yardage at the time of his retirement. Received the CFL's Gord Barwell Award for Christian faith, leadership and character

 


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Jim Sundberg

A 3 time All Star who won the World Series with the 1985 Kansas City Royals.  He accepted the Lord in a hotel room after realizing that the Bible is the true Word of God

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Chuck Swirsky

Play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls.  Hosted a Christian sports radio show for 15 years

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Frank Tanana

Frank won 240 career games.  In his early career, he was a flame-throwing wild bachelor.  In the back half of his career, he was a crafty, finesse pitcher who served the Lord

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Andre Thornton

Cleveland Indians slugger who drew upon his Christian faith to overcome the tragic loss of his wife and daughter in an accident during his playing days

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Lee Tunnell

Pitched for 6 Major League seasons from 1983 to 1989.  Accepted the Lord as his Saviour at age 10 after his father explained salvation to him

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Wendell Tyler

Wendell founded the Dare to Dream ministry which works with incarcerated young men and teens to share the love of Christ and life coping skills with troubled youth

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Garry Unger

One-time NHL ironman who played in 914 consecutive games.  He questioned his eternity after the death of a teammate and a trade put him on a team with 2 strong Christians who led Garry to the Lord

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Willie Upshaw

First Blue Jays player in franchise history to knock in 100+ RBI's. A man of few words, Willie lets his actions speak volumes about his Christian faith

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Ernie Wakely

Goaltender for the Canadiens and Blues who also played extensively in the WHA. His Christian witness led his goaltending partner to accept Christ as his Saviour

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Ryan Walter

Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens.  Ryan was the youngest captain in NHL history. He was led to the  Lord by a teammate and in turn, led many others to Christ

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Bob Watson

Strong Christian man who has held almost every position that exists in the game of baseball

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Mike "Hercules" Weaver

Won the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World, WBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship, USBA Heavyweight Championship and NBA Heavyweight Championship.  Credits his faith in Jesus for keeping him away from drugs and temptations in the tough sport of boxing

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Glen Wesley

Glen is currently involved with Hockey Ministries International and helps run a summer hockey camp in Raleigh, NC that is now in its 4th year. It's a mix of great hockey in a Christian environment.

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Jerome "JYD" Williams

"Junk Yard  Dog" has legions of fans in Detroit, Toronto, Chicago and New York for his tremendous hustle on the court.  He speaks openly and enthusiastically about his faith in Jesus

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Mookie Wilson

The star of the 1986 World Series for the Mets is now an ordained pastor

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Alvis Woods

Hit a home run on the first pitch he faced in the Major Leagues with the new expansion Toronto Blue Jays. He praises God for sustaining him when his wife passed away leaving him with a young family to raise

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