Welcome to another exciting episode of Church on the Block where delve into the inspiring journey of Christian athlete Britney Jones, a professional basketball player and international champion.
A Champion on and off the Court
Britney Jones, a renowned basketball player from Lawndale, Chicago, has an impressive resume. With seven championships and multiple MVP titles under her belt, she is a force to be reckoned with on the court. But what makes her story truly inspiring is her journey of faith and the impact it has had on her life.
A Journey of Faith
Britney’s journey to faith wasn’t a straightforward one. She grew up attending church with her family in Chicago, but it wasn’t until her junior year of college that she developed a personal relationship with God. A pivotal moment came when a teammate invited her to a baptism service. The joy and transformation she witnessed there deeply moved her, sparking a change in her life.
Transitioning from her old ways to living for God was not easy, but the support she received from her family and the joy she found in her faith made the journey worthwhile. Britney’s faith began to show in her interactions with her basketball team, as she played worship music in the locker room and shared scriptures with her teammates.
The Power of Faith in Sports
Britney’s faith didn’t just change her personal life; it also had a profound impact on her professional career. After college, she faced the challenge of not immediately finding a job. However, her faith kept her going, and she eventually got signed by an agent. This led to her first gig in Puerto Rico, and from there, she went on to play in Greece and other European countries.
Throughout her 13-year career, Britney’s faith was tested time and again. But each time, she emerged stronger, proving that with God, all things are possible. She even had an undefeated season in Romania, where she won both the cup and the championship.
Faith and Fame
Being a well-known athlete comes with its share of popularity and fame. But Britney handles it with grace and humility, attributing all her accomplishments to God. She sees herself as a vessel for God’s anointing and gives Him all the credit for her success.
A Vision for Christian Athletes
Britney’s vision extends beyond her personal success. She feels a calling to start a movement for Christian athletes in the league where she plays. She plans to release two devotionals for Christian athletes and distribute them to young athletes in colleges and high schools. Her goal is to inspire and strengthen these young athletes in their faith.
Britney also has plans to bring worship and Bible study to Europe, where she currently plays basketball. She hopes to create a more engaging and impactful worship experience for her teammates and other athletes.
A Call to Action
Britney’s story is a testament to the power of faith and the impact it can have on our lives. As we concluded our conversation, I encouraged her to consider writing her own memoirs to document her journey and inspire others.
Britney’s story is a reminder for all of us to surrender our hearts to Christ for a fulfilled life. Whether you’re an athlete, a pastor, or a listener, let’s take a leaf out of Brittany’s book and let our faith guide us in all that we do.