Philadelphia Eagles Player Baptizes 5 Teammates in Recovery Pool
Written by Brittney Moses | January 5, 2017
It’s always super inspiring when we get to hear about displays of personal faith in the sports world among athletes. Well, the Philadelphia Eagles have recently come to be known as a team of such bonding faith.
According to an article by ESPN, the team holds “Thursday Bible study at the facility, scripture text chains, and late-night prayer sessions at the team hotel the night before each game.” Trey Burton, the Eagles’ tight end and team pastor, reportedly baptized five of his teammates in their recovery pool last October as 15 other players joined in prayer around them.
Burton’s testimony with the team goes back to an injury at the start of the season when an MRI revealed that the athlete would likely miss multiple weeks of play time. However, his witness of God’s intervention said otherwise.
Burton shares, “I had a couple guys here lay hands on me and pray on me, and then I went home and had my wife and my kids and one of our pastor friends come and lay their hands on me, and immediately I woke up the next morning and I was totally fine.”
Backup quarterback Chase Daniel attested, “This is by far the most spiritual team I’ve been on.”
It’s undeniable to see the role the Christian faith plays at the center of this team and we can’t wait to hear more about how God moves in their lives and athletic careers!
—The Increase (@The_Increase) December 10, 2016