NFL Linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither Shares Baptism, ‘God Has Done Wonderful Things in my Life’
By Movieguide® Staff
NFL linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither recently announced that he gave his life to Christ and shared a picture of his baptism on his Instagram.
“After 23 years I am so proud to have given my life to Christ. God has done wonderful things in my life, picked me up from my lows and humbled me at my highs,” Davis-Gaither wrote on Instagram. “Every step of my life, God has blessed me in so many ways. I’m blessed that I’m able to share his love and let my life be a testimony of his unwavering love for us all.”
Davis-Gaither, who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals, also shared Galatians 2:20, which reads: “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.”
Pastor Derwin Gray, head pastor at Transformation Church in South Carolina and former NFL player, baptized the 23-year-old athlete.
“It was an honor to baptize you brother! I look forward to continuing this journey with you,” Gray commented below the post.
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Davis-Gaither joined the Bengals in 2020 after graduating from Appalachian State in North Carolina, where he played football from 2015 to 2019.
As a senior in 2019, he was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year after recording 101 tackles, five sacks, and an interception.
Davis-Gaither is awaiting the Bengals training camp, which begins July 27, where he’ll aim for a starting position on the team. The Bengals play a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug 14.