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  • Former major leaguers share Christ in Peru

    by Aurora Flores, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Lina White/IMB
    LIMA, Peru (BP) -- A rope isn't typical baseball gear, but Florida Baptist volunteer Josh Howard, who was headed for a baseball clinic in Lima, Peru, had good reason for packing a very, very long one in his suitcase.

    He spoke about eternity -- using a rope for a visual illustration that he learned listening to the teaching of evangelical pastor Francis Chan -- to a group of kids living in the moment to become better baseball players. And he was there with seven other former and current high school, college and professional baseball players and coaches -- all from Southern Baptist churches in Florida and Tennessee. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Players & Pastors

    by Jeff Iorg , posted Monday, December 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Seminary president and baseball chaplain Jeff Iorg reflects on the influence of athletes and pastors. Iorg, who works with Baseball Chapel as a chaplain to the San Francisco Giants, gives the edge to pastors as “who really matters in our lives and in society as a whole.” Read More

  • Giants exec says, 'Point people to Christ'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 24, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo ©2014 S.F. Giants. No use without permission.
    SAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- When San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended in 2012 for using a banned substance, he led Major League Baseball in hits and had a .346 batting average. So most observers expected the Giants to put him on the postseason roster when his suspension expired just before the World Series.

    But they didn't, showing that character mattered as much to the team as offensive production. And they won the World Series anyway. Read More