Years ago I worked with Fellowship Of Christian Athletes (FCA) on a few outreaches. I remember telling them what a huge impact “Pistol” Pete Maravich had on me as a kid.
I could somewhat relate in terms of how close he was with his dad and his drive and commitment to be a Pro Basketball player. My drive to be a Pro skater and one of the best in the world wasn’t much different.
The cool thing that I didn’t realize was Pete later gave his life to Jesus. I remember FCA mailing me his lifestory/testimony. I was blown away and even more inspired by our awesome God.
Here is my favorite sports figure sharing how Jesus saved him and changed his life. Pete went to be with Jesus less than a year later, due to heart complications.
See you in heaven Pete.