Chris Byrd, IBF Heavyweight Boxing Champion, was at our church this weekend and briefly shared his firm belief in Jesus Christ with us. He was funny, too. “First, I beat them up, then I pray with them.”
I admire a man who is in the public spotlight that openly proclaims his faith and thought I’d express a note of appreciation.
Benny Henderson Jr.: You are very open with your beliefs. How does your faith in Christ play in your career?
Chris Byrd: Oh, it is major, my faith in Christ is just huge, it is everything. It is my first love then it is my wife and then my kids. I give all my praises to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ because he allowed me to be in this heavyweight division to represent him. And I represent him as champ because it is more exposure I get to represent Christ even more. This isnâ€™t about me it is about him. And people may love it or lump it, but this is who I am and while I am here this is my mission field to let Jesus shine and let him get all the glory and praise.