The world of social-media is an ever-growing novelty in our world, Ollie Baines takes a look at 20 different Christian sporting stars who you need to follow on social media today!
1. John Bostock
The former Spurs prodigy who now plies his trade in France with Lens has been an outstanding advocate of the Christian faith in the world of professional football. Bostock, 25, is the founder of an exciting movement called “Ballers in God”, specifically designed to encourage Christian footballers in Europe.
— BallersInGod (B.I.G) (@BallersinGod) October 28, 2016
A must follow for anyone who loves football and is passionate about seeing footballers use their gifts and talents to glorify God.
2. Yohan Blake
The Jamaican sprinter is not only one of the fastest men in the world, but also a devout Christian. The Olympian attributes all of his success to God and often implements his faith into his inspirational speeches on Instagram.
A brilliant account that is well worth a cheeky follow – Yohan will provide you with everything you need to know when it comes to allowing God to be at the centre of your life.
3. Bryan Habana
One of the all-time greats, South-Africa and Toulon winger, Bryan Habana has won pretty much everything in Rugby. However, behind all the silverware and broken record lies a man who has found Jesus. Habana will be famous for his electrifying pace and notibly, his races against a cheetah and a jet plane, however, it’s his faith in God that defines him in his eyes.
— Cross The Line (@crossthelinex_) March 31, 2017
Habana uses his social media as a portal to provide engaging, encouraging and inspiring content for his followers through sport! Go and check him out now.
4. JP Duminy
The left handed-batsman has a true gift and is at times unstoppable when he sets foot into the crease. The South-African cricket star is a true gent both on and off the field of play. Duminy has founded his own charity, the “JP21 Project” which uses cricket as a vehicle to provide a hope and a future to children. The underlining ethos of Duminy’s character on and off the field comes down to his passion for Jesus Christ.
— JP21 Project (@JP21Project) January 31, 2017
Speaking to Cross The Line in an interview about his faith, the batsman said, “Knowing God has impacted my life dramatically from a cricketing point of you, in terms of knowing and understanding that God doesn’t look at your performance, he looks at your heart and the person you are. If you don’t perform God still loves you and he still wants to see you prosper.”
5. David Boudia
American diver and Olympic athlete, David Boudia makes the list with his spectacular career which has been rounded off by his new book – “Greater than Gold“. Boudia uses his autobiography to share his testimony of how he encountered God and why being a Christian is far greater than any gold medal can offer. Boudia constantly posts inspiring messages along with some phenomenal action shots of him and close friend, Steele Johnson whom together struck success at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
— Cross The Line (@crossthelinex_) August 22, 2016
Speaking to Cross The Line, about if he sees his career as a way of glorifying God, he said- “I absolutely do. God is giving me a tremendous platform to be able to experience his glory and to share how good he is through my diving. Both, in my thoughts while I compete, in my words as I try to put claim who is Lord of my life. If you are excited about something you want to tell people and this is why I’m so outspoken.”