Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
Reggie White, "Minister of
Born 19 December 1961 inChattanooga, weighing 6
pounds, he was his unmarried mom's firstborn, she being 15 years of age. Living with Mildred
Dodds, his grandmother, for a time at about age 7, he attended church regularly. At age 11,
unaware of racism, he was teasing with a friend who was a white girl after school. A white
man in a passing car growled, "Hey, nigger, you leave her alone!" The girl suddenly changed,
seemed afraid, and told on him to school officials...punishment was swift.
At age 13, he accepted Jesus as his savior, later
telling his mom, Thelma, that he wanted to be a pro football player and a preacher. He later
had to be bullied by his black football coach, Robert Pulliam, from being "a nice, big,
Sunday school boy who didn't want to hurt anyone" into a hard-playing football
player....Pulliam seemed almost abusive in doing so. Coach pulled him aside one day and told
the boy that he believed he had the makings of the best defensive lineman who had ever lived.
At age 17, at St. Johns Baptist Church, he was ordained a minister of The Gospel. Two
years later he met Sara Copeland, a fired-up and beautiful new believer...they married after
Now (1998) of the Green Bay Packers, Reggie White
dishes out the punishment to opponents with his 6 foot 5 inch 300 pound all-pro physical
bulk; his ministerial power has hit the inner city with the Word of God. Read his
autobiography, In The Trenches. Of his 1985-2000 NFL career, his most notable fame
was as all time leader in sacks at 198 (since surpassed).
Reggie had sarcoidosis and was stricken at his
home in Hunterville, North Carolina on 26 December 2004 and died shortly in the
hospital. His burial site & memorial is HERE; Wikipedia write up, HERE.
***give me your comments about this
(posted 2000; latest addition 29 December
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now