Mike Fisher spent 18 years in the NHL while his wife, Carrie Underwood, is a seven-time Grammy Award winner and one of the top female country music artists in America.
Yet in a new exclusive digital short-film series called “Mike and Carrie: God & Country,” the couple offers viewers an intimate and unfiltered glimpse into their lives, their marriage and their faith in Christ. Part 1 of the series from I Am Second was released Wednesday night and will come in four parts, posted weekly at iamsecond.com.
I Am Second is a movement and non-profit organization that ignites hope and inspires people to live for Jesus Christ first, not themselves. The movement provides a popular platform for athletes and other celebrities to share their own stories of how Jesus has impacted their lives. I Am Second featured Fisher previously, in 2014.
Part 1 of Fisher’s and Underwood’s new series touched on the couple’s varied interests, all while focusing on the faith in Christ that binds them together. Fisher became emotional when talking about the birth of the couple’s first son, Isaiah, in 2015.
“It kind of made me realize how much God loves us and the sacrifice He made,” Fisher said. “The greatest thing I want for my son is to realize a real relationship with God, and at that moment it just kind of became real.”
Underwood and Fisher don’t shy away from real-life struggles of marriage and parenting, all while seeking to find ultimate purpose in Christ beyond the vast professional accomplishments for which they are so well known.
“Since first filming with I Am Second six years ago, I have seen God continue to grow my faith as [Underwood] and I have together walked through the natural joys and struggles of life,” Fisher said in a news release. “This new series is not only a continuation of the 2014 White Chair film, but hopefully a reminder to individuals of God’s faithfulness in all situations.”
Underwood said her hope is that the new short-film series and the stories told in it will inspire others to turn toward Christ.
“We wanted to do this to share some of our personal journey in hopes that viewers will be inspired by it, and maybe even take one more step in pursuing a relationship with God,” she said.
Driven to perfection in a career that demands nothing less, @mikefisher1212 made hockey his life’s pursuit. But, when he reached the top, he found success a lonely companion. Watch at https://t.co/wjUSGpu0J1.
Don't Forget: Wednesday is Ep 1 of Mike and Carrie: God & Country! pic.twitter.com/PSKlPG0uhL
— I Am Second (@iamsecond) May 24, 2020
Fisher entered the NHL with the Ottawa Senators in 1999 and spent over a decade there before being traded to the Nashville Predators in 2011. He retired from the Predators after the 2018 playoffs. Underwood rose to fame after winning American Idol in 2005.
Fisher and Underwood met in 2008 after one of Underwood’s concerts. The two married in 2010 and now have two sons, Isaiah and Jacob.
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