THIS IS EPISODE 56 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
T.C. Stallings is an actor, author and former pro football running back.
He is one of the stars of the 2015 film “War Room,” which soared to number one at the box office in its second week of release.
Stallings played 4 years of college football at the University of Louisville, where he rushed for over 1,300 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in his career.
He would go on to play 6 years of professional football in NFL Europe, the CFL, and the Arena League.
Stallings got his first crack at movies, playing a gang leader in the 2011 movie “Courageous.”
On this episode of the podcast, T.C. Stallings talks about the need for prayer in our country, why he left football to pursue acting, growing up without a Dad, and how he feels about turning 40 years old.
As we follower Christ, sometimes we get impatient with his plan. We go off-road in our mind & begin construction on a plan B, when unbeknownst to us, God’s plan A hasn’t failed—we just get too anxious. Don’t. Stay prayerful—stay patient—stay faithful. Phil 4:6-7 #NoteToSelfShared
— T.C. Stallings (@TCStallings) September 30, 2019
4:45 – Why he started a YouTube show
7:20 – Where his love of sports began
10:35 – Not having a Father in his life
12:35 – Growing up with 5 brothers and sisters
14:40 – Playing running back with Louisville
17:55 – When his faith started taking shape
20:15 – Faith intersecting with football
24:30 – His decision to retire
26:45 – Making his acting debut in “Courageous.”
31:30 – Acting in the number one movie in America
36:40 – Is there a famous person that saw the movie that surprise him?
39:15 – Where is our nation right now when it comes to prayer?
45:30 – Saying you’re a Christian vs. showing you’re a Christian
49:15 – Why he’s writing books.
53:30 – Turning 40 years old.
55:40 – Closing prayer
“I decided I wanted to act after seeing the movie Fireproof. So I retired.”
“The movie was centered around prayer. Prayer is something that everyone can relate to.”
“You can’t fight a spiritual battle with earthly weapons. You have to fight them with prayer.”
“Continue to be willing to love anybody and everybody.”
“God is not responding to everybody’s prayer. Everybody can pray, but that doesn’t mean God is responding to their prayers.”
“Prayer is just too loosely used. You can’t just shoot out ‘thoughts and prayers,’ you gotta have a connection with the person you’re praying too.”
“On my road here, I never stopped loving Jesus.”
“You don’t have to stop loving the Lord to be number one in your craft. You have to know how to love people, honor God and stay humble.”
“You don’t have to put your faith on a shelf to make it.”