Winter 2023

WATCH: 'I ONCE WAS' - NFL Punter Bradley Pinion


Stories of life transformation from the pro sports world


Bradley Pinion grew up in his grandparents’ church and was there “every time the doors were open.” He knew about Jesus and knew about God, and he prayed occasionally. But when trying to decide on which college to attend, he realized he hadn’t prayed in a really long time, so he asked God for help. The next day, while practicing at his high school, Bradley believes an angel came and spoke to him. Overcome by the lengths God would go to reach him, Bradley decided that day to give his life “completely to Christ.”

Watch the video above to hear Bradley Pinion tell his incredible “I Once Was” story.


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 those in the pro sports world to share their own transformational stories, describing the very moment that changed their lives forever.

WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NFL Quarterback Trent Dilfer
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NFL Safety Jordan Richards
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Kicker Dustin Hopkins
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – MLB Shortstop Tommy Edman
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NHL Player Nate Prosser
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former MLB Catcher Matt Wieters
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Wife Kristin Young
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Pro Football Hall Of Famer Bryant Young
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Linebacker Demario Davis
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – MLB Pitcher Adam Wainwright
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NHL Player Mike Fisher
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NFL Tight End Benjamin Watson
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NHL Defenseman Josh Manson
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – Former NFL linebacker Lorenzo Alexander
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – MLB Shortstop Nick Ahmed
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ – NFL Quarterback Nick Foles
WATCH: ‘I ONCE WAS’ Intro – Stories of transformation from pro athletes
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