Phoenix Suns Chapel
In 2002, I began my ministry with the Phoenix Suns as their Team Pastor. What an amazing ministry this has been. Throughout the last 13 years - I have held the privilege of ministering to many Phoenix Suns and their families along with countless other NBA Players.
One hour before every game, we hold a short devotional and time of prayer with the Suns and the visiting team. Both teams meet in the chapel room down by the locker rooms and we do our study together. This is essentially - basketball church. This is a brilliant strategy by the NBA as many players would not be able to attend church otherwise due to their inconsistent schedules.
Highlights: Although there are many, some highlights throughout my ministry have been leading Josh Childress to the Lord and baptizing him, baptizing Channing Frye in his home pool, teaching the Bible to some of the top players in the world like Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and James Hardin, and last but not least, praying one-on-one with Shaquille O’Neal before every home game (much better than “playing” him one-one one).
If you’re ever at a Suns game, send out a tweet and tag me @TravisHearn - I’d love to say hello.