Stephen Curry

StephenCurryI’M PROUD OF BEING A CHILD OF GOD

2015 Regular Season MVP and recently crowned NBA national champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors presented his testimony saying, “I’m proud of being a child of God.”

Stephen Curry “fell in love with the game really early, and [he] played other sports growing up, but basketball always had a special place in [his] heart.”

But basketball isn’t the only thing that has a special place in Curry’s heart. Curry is also “a child of God.”

Even in his MVP acceptance speech, Stephen Curry made sure to thank, “First and foremost,” his “Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for blessing [him] with the talents to play this game.”

“Being saved is a great feeling,” says Curry.

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Stephen Curry’s testimony:

   “My relationship with Jesus Christ started around middle school. My parents had is in church every Sunday, every Wednesday. It was more of a tradition at that point.

   “I didn’t have a personal relationship with the Lord until one altar call on Sunday, and the youth pastor told us we needed to make a decision for ourselves. We couldn’t rely on our parents. It had to be a decision on our own, and that’s when I made it.”

   “There are so many things that we have to overcome in life, and Jesus – His work on the cross – He’s paid the ultimate price for us. So, I’m proud to be a child of God.

   “I think the hardest thing I had to deal with was battling through injury, especially, just starting out in my basketball career. To begin with injuries is a tough thing, especially when you’re going through surgeries and this and that. So it was definitely a down period in my life – a point when I didn’t know how, what the outcome would be – and one that also drew me closer to Christ.

   “I try to use each and every game as an opportunity to witness. I do a little signal every time I make a shot – the way to kind of just preach the message in little ways that I can. Each game is an opportunity to be on a great stage and to be a witness for Christ.

   Later in the Active Faith Testimony video Curry is asked: “What does ‘In Jesus Name I Play’ mean to you?”

   “There are going to be so many ups and downs and so many obstacles and hurdles you’re going to have to face in life,” answers Curry, “and nothing is ever too much for God to intervene in life.

   “I’ve had a lot of great moments in my career, and a lot of down moments," says Curry, "but I try to praise Him the same because of the opportunity He’s given me and the blessings He’s put in my life.”

   Curry went on to say, “When I step on the floor, people should know, you know, who I represent, who I believe in. We’ve been blessed with talents to play sports at a high level, and each time it is in His name that we go out there and perform and compete and use the gifts He’s given us in the right way.”

   On July 30, 2011, Curry married longtime girlfriend and Toronto native Ayesha Alexander in Charlotte. Together, they have three children, daughters Riley, Ryan and son Canon. They currently reside in Alamo, California. Curry's younger brother, Seth, is also a professional basketball player, and his younger sister, Sydel, played volleyball at Elon University.

   Curry has been outspoken about his Christian faith. He spoke about his faith during his MVP speech by saying, "People should know who I represent and why I am who I am, and that's because of my Lord and Savior." He also said the reason that he pounds his chest and points up is that he has a "heart for God" and as a reminder that he plays for God. On some of his "Curry One" basketball shoes, there is a lace loop scripted "4:13". It is a reference to the Bible verse Philippians 4:13, which reads "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Curry has a tattoo of First Corinthians 13:8 in Hebrew on his wrist ("Love never fails..."). Curry is also an investor in Active Faith, a Christian sports apparel brand.

Meet the Curry Family

Stephen Curry Family

Front Left to Right: Stephen Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry - wife Sydel Curry  –  sister, Riley – daughter, Dell Curry – father, Sonya Curry – mother, Seth Curry - brother

 

 

Stephen Curry's Hearing His Voice Testimony

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