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Baseball player featured at first Seminary summer chapel
The importance of finding hope in Christ and not in circumstances was the focus of a special testimony offered by professional baseball player Andy Phillips at Baptist Bible Seminary. Phillips spoke May 13 at the first of four summer chapels at BBS.
Phillips was set to attend spring training for the New York Yankees in 2006 when his wife, Bethany, who was pregnant at the time, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Bethany was not able to carry the baby to full term and later had to undergo chemotherapy treatments. She was also told she may not be able to have another child.
Phillips, now in the Chicago White Sox organization, shared how he and his wife found their hope in Christ during this difficult time in their lives.
“We know God is good," he said, describing how he struggled with being away from his wife through her treatments. “But there are those times when that has to be truth in your life."
Other speakers at upcoming chapels include former Seminary Dean Dr. Howard Bixby on May 20 and Dr. Mike Stallard, the current Seminary Dean, on May 27. A speaker for June 3 will be named later.
Phillips was born in Tuscaloosa, AL, and attended the University of Alabama. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1999 and made his Major League debut in 2004. In addition to his time as an infielder/outfielder with the Yankees, Phillips has played with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. In 2009. he joined the Chicago White Sox organization and is assigned to the AAA-level Charlotte Knights. He also played a season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in 2007.
He received the Yankees "Minor-League Player of the Year Award in 2004 and the James P. Dawson Award as the Yankees' most outstanding rookie in 2005. Above these, however, Phillips celebrates the birth of his daughter in 2008.
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Posted on: 5/11/2009 2:17:28 PM
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