Inspiring Stories Weekend

Life can be hard. We all at times need hope and encouragement. This is why stories matter. They move us and inspire us. This is why Christ Community dedicates a weekend three times a year to bringing in a guest with an amazing story of hope.


Next Inspiring Stories:

Darryl Strawberry
October 3 & 4

"I have a heart for people, especially those who are faced with conditions, situations, or battles in their lives that often bring a deep sense of hopelessness to the soul." - Darryl Strawberry

Former baseball player Darryl Strawberry is known both for his success on the field and his disruptive and even destructive behaviour off of it. 

In 17 seasons of professional baseball, Strawberry accumulated a legendary list of achievements:

  • 1983 National League Rookie of the Year (New York Mets)
  • 4 World Series Titles (New York Mets 1986 | New York Yankees 1996, 1998, 1999)
  • 9 All-Star Games
  • 2 National League Silver Slugger Awards
  • 10 20-Home Run Seasons (1983-1991, 1998)
  • 3 30-Home Run Seasons (1987, 1988, 1990)
  • 3 100-RBI Seasons (1987, 1988, 1990)

Though Darryl was extremely successful in his career, his personal life was plagued with addictions, abuse, divorces, cancer, fighting, and jail-time.

After his playing days and headline-making crimes and controversies, Strawberry found peace and redemption. Today, his driving purpose is to speak a message of hope.


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