Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Adam Wainwright’s testimony


I’ve known for some time that St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is a Christian. Back in March, I finally had a chance to interview him.

Wainwright grew up in a single-parent home with a mother who made sure he was in church every week. But he hated going to church and wanted nothing to do with Christianity.

Fast forward a few years, after Wainwright was drafted by the Braves, and he was roommates with Blaine Boyer (who I have written about previously). Boyer began witnessing to Wainwright, and eventually got him to attend a Pro Athletes Outreach conference. It was at that conference where the Lord opened Wainwright’s eyes to the truth of the gospel, and he believed.

I talked to more than one person who told me that Wainwright has a pastor’s heart for his teammates — that while he plays baseball for a living and works hard at his job, his true desire is to see his teammates come to know Jesus Christ. If you’d like to read some more of what Wainwright is about, here are a few things he’s written on a blog that he does with some other baseball players:

Fathers Day

Get in the Game

Godly humility

For God So Loved the World …

Confidence … King David Style

It was encouraging for me to hear Adam’s story of how God brought him to faith, because it was another reminder of how the Lord will sovereignly orchestrate the circumstances in our lives to bring about his desired purposes. I hope that Adam’s story will be a blessing to you as well.

Categories : Baseball


  1. james says:

    Very cool, thanks for this.

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