THIS IS EPISODE 270 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Joe Champion is the founder and pastor of Celebration Church in Austin, Texas.
He grew up in a football family with his dad, Jim, coaching in both the NFL and CFL. While a football player at Louisiana State University, Joe considered following in his father’s footsteps with a career in the NFL, but entered full-time ministry in 1989 after a life-transforming experience with Christ. Joe’s son, Connor, has continued the football coaching legacy as an assistant at Arizona State under Herm Edwards.
A husband and father of four, Pastor Joe is a globally recognized leader and speaker who serves on the boards of One Hope and Oral Roberts University. He is also part of the Lead Team of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), an international church planting organization. By example, Pastor Joe equips and empowers ministry leaders to take hold of God’s calling on their lives with an emphasis on the importance of maintaining Christ-like integrity and character.
On this episode of the podcast, we learn the story of Joe Champion coming to faith in Christ at the Atlanta Falcons training camp, how playing football at LSU shaped his faith, and the powerful story of the best day and worst day of his life being the same day.