Summer 2024

WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - NFL Kicker Dustin Hopkins

I ONCE WAS

Stories of transformation from the lives of pro athletes

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Dustin Hopkins thought he was a good kid growing up — “better than most” — and attended church enough to hear stories about Jesus. But at a Christmas Eve service when Dustin was 9 years old, it was the first time he actually had “ears to hear.” He heard the Gospel presented in a way that showed God had authority over his life. “Lord, I’m not good enough. Jesus, come into my life,” Dustin confessed that night. Ever since, God has proven His abounding mercy and grace toward Dustin time and time again.

Watch the video above to hear Dustin Hopkins tell his “I Once Was” story.

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We’re all in the middle of a story, and whether we admit it or not, we want our stories to matter. It’s those stories of deep and lasting impact that come to life when a person encounters Jesus, and responds to Him by faith. “I Once Was” invites professional athletes to share their own transformational stories, describing the very moment that changed their lives forever.

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