Shanna Zolman Began Enjoying Basketball After she Made Jesus the ‘Ultimate Leader’ in her Life (Gospel Light Minute #238) She is a professional basketball player who plays for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA. She was drafted 16th overall in 2006 by the San Antonio Silver Stars after completing college at the University of Tennessee. At Tennessee, she is the 9th scorer in the school's women's basketball history. She is also an active... Continue Reading →

Joan Reid: ‘If God Was Not in Charge of My Life, I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am’ (Gospel Light Minute #237)

Joan Reid She is an accomplished Para-Nordic skier and rowing competitor. She competed in 2007 in the ASW1X World Championships as well as the World Cup for para-nordic skiing. She also qualified for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Besides her degrees in business administration and psychology, this Canadian born rower also enjoys kayaking... Continue Reading →

Paige McPherson: Trusting in the Lord Makes her ‘Fierce’ (Gospel Light Minute #236) She is a taekwondo competitor in the Olympics welterweight events for the United States team. She won silver in 2011 at the Pan Am Games and gold at the same games in 2015. Additionally, she represented the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics and earned the bronze medal. In 2016, she was selected to... Continue Reading →

Tony Hale Shows the Love of Christ in the Entertainment Industry (Gospel Light Minute #235) He is an actor and comedian who has appeared in episodes on 45 television shows and in several films. He is best known for his roles as Buster Bluth in "Arrested Development" and as Gary Walsh in the HBO political comedy "Veep." In 2013 and 2015, he won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor... Continue Reading →

Mark Johnson: ‘Value Doesn’t Come from Winning Championships, but from Relationship With Christ’ (Gospel Light Minute #234) He is a former National Hockey League player who appeared in nearly 700 regular season games from 1980 to 1990. In 1980, he won gold at the Olympic Games. He is currently the head coach of the women’s ice hockey team at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (where he also attended college). Under his guidance,... Continue Reading →

Yvonne Orji: ‘I Love Being Nigerian, I Love to Laugh, and I Love Jesus’ (Gospel Light Minute #233) She is an Nigerian-American comedian and actress who plays Molly in HBO's dramedy series, Insecure. She has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and raised in Maryland. Her parents expected her to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or engineer, but after receiving... Continue Reading →

Chase Headley: ‘I Want Christ Touching All Aspects of My Life’ (Gospel Light Minute #232) He is a professional baseball player, playing the position of third baseman and as a Switch-hitter for the New York Yankees. He began playing professional baseball for the San Diego Padres in 2007. Prior to that, he played baseball in college for the Pacific Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers. In 2012, he led the... Continue Reading →

Ellen Renfroe: “Let God Transform You” (Gospel Light Minute #231) She is a softball player who played from 2011 to 2014 with the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. In three of the four seasons she played, she was named All-American and each year she was an All-SEC player. In 2013, she played on the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament team, which finished second behind Oklahoma. This... Continue Reading →

Matt Giordano Says God Has Shaped His Life (Gospel Light Minute #230) He is a former professional football player who was drafted into the NFL in 2005 by the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at Fresno City College before moving to the University of California, Berkeley from which he graduated. While at Fresno, he won All-State honors and was the Defensive MVP in the Northern... Continue Reading →

Alice Cooper: “Instead of Serving Me I Began to Serve Christ” (Gospel Light Minute #228) He is a rock singer, songwriter, and actor whose entertainment career has spanned well over 50 years. Known as “the Godfather of Shock Rock,” his stage performances feature everything from guillotines to baby dolls. His band which developed in the 1960s released its first album in 1969 and went on to become an international... Continue Reading →

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