Magic Johnson Quits NBA to Do Church Work

The famed man-mammoth Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson has decided to leave his work as president of basketball operations for the Lakers. Johnson intends to spend more time doing community work with his congregation, the Pentecostal West Angeles Church Of God In Christ, pastored by Charles E. Blake.

Bishop Blake and Johnson have revealed plans for a West Angeles Family Life Center, which will provide development programs for inner-city families. Indeed, Johnson is passionate about helping young black men, especially, to succeed in life.

Johnson has spoken of his growing faith amidst a deepening prayer life. After touring a Newark, New Jersey, hospital with a greenhouse that helps promote wellness in the community, Johnson noted:

“It’s really amazing what the hospital is doing for the community. That’s what I’m all about. I’ve been around the country doing the same thing, and that’s what God has called me to do. I just want to go out and bless other people.”

This is a heart-warming account as the Gentle Giant Johnson is set to touch lives for the greater good.

[Author’s Note: Quotes are from This in no way reflects an endorsement of Pentecostalism. Title and Photo changed by Pulpit and Pen.]


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