‘I Put My Faith in God’: New Lakers Coach Immediately Praises the Lord Before Saying Anything Else During First Press Conference By Billy Hallowell for Faith Wire
GNN Note – Commitment to faith. We need a lot more of this in our society today. Imagine if more people with large platforms processed their faith – first – then began speaking about this or that, you know, all the meaningless stuff. / END
Darvin Ham, the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, believes God is the “master of all plans,” and he openly shared his Christian faith Monday during his first press conference.
After general manager Rob Pelinka excitedly introduced Ham, 48, the newly-minted coach made first things first and immediately thanked the Lord before saying anything else.
“First of all, I want to thank God. Coming from where I come from, I was raised in a household with strong, spiritual faith, belief in God and His Son Jesus Christ, so I want to start with that,” Ham said. “Everything I’ve been able to overcome in my life, along with the people around me, it’s been that spirit that was instilled in me as a youngster.”
The coach also shared his belief in the power of God’s timing and said he knows the Lord has him exactly where He wants him.
In fact, Ham even jokingly thanked the teams that passed on him.
“Timing is everything. Like I said, I put my faith in God. He’s the master of all plans, and I just want to take this time to thank all of those teams that passed on me so I could end up right back where I need to be,” he said. “It’s all good. I’m good — trust me.”
Ham continued, “You live, you learn, you seek out an opportunity, and if you don’t get it, you just keep getting better and keep trying to add more things to your repertoire.”