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Starting at Faith

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Starting at Faith is a faith-based podcast platform which was designed to keep God involved in the game. As athletes, we get caught up with many outside factors that cause us to lose sight of our true focus which is God. Each episode includes relatable testimonies from some of your favorite players, serving as spiritual food for athletes to use as guidance in their own life! Available at: YouTube (Channel: UFaith Hoops), Apple Podcast and Spotify. Like and Subscribe!


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Starting at Faith is a faith-based podcast platform which was designed to keep God involved in the game. As athletes, we get caught up with many outside factors that cause us to lose sight of our true focus which is God. Each episode includes relatable testimonies from some of your favorite players, serving as spiritual food for athletes to use as guidance in their own life! Available at: YouTube (Channel: UFaith Hoops), Apple Podcast and Spotify. Like and Subscribe!








Special Guest: Rodney Pryor

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP13 Featuring Rodney Pryor (@r_d_p11) SEASON 2 FINALE! We’ve been honored to sit down with many great athletes sharing their testimonies this season! In our final episode of Season 2 we discuss Identity, Journey vs Destination and Unbreakable Faith through Rodney’s career on and off the court! Host: Jordan Smith (@_jsmith12)


Special Guest: Vee Sanford

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP12 Featuring Vee Sanford (@bankrollveech44) As athletes, it’s important that we lean on God consistently because at times the athletic space we perform in can become inconsistent. Through the ups and downs of his career, overseas professional Vee Sanford has done just that and shares his testimony on the podcast! Host: Jordan Smith (@_jsmith12)


Special Guest: Amara Baptist

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP11 Featuring Amara Baptist (@amarabaptist) In this episode we had the honor of sitting down with Amara Baptist! She is currently the Social Growth Lead at Uninterrupted and has previously worked with the Portland Trailblazers and Memphis Grizzlies running social media. Through her incredible testimony she discusses her journey of walking by faith and not by sight which has played a strong roll in her success today! Host: Jordan Smith (@_jsmith12)


Special Guest: Jamel Morris

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP10 Featuring Jamel Morris (@jamel_morris21) “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 From multiple trials including ACL injuries and starting his professional career in Italy’s 4th division to playing at some of the highest levels of...


Special Guest: Cierra Burdick

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP9 Featuring Cierra Burdick (@c_burdick11) Sometimes God places adversity in our life, not as punishment but as nourishment. Although we might not enjoy the growth season, it’s necessarily for our development. From being cut weeks after getting drafted to the WNBA, even being cut in the airport traveling with a team, Cierra Burdick has represented Unbreakable Faith with her trust in God during the hardships of her career. So many layers to her story and we can’t...


Special Guests: Davon Reed and Josh Beauregard-Bell

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP8 Featuring Davon Reed (@clutchreed_5) and Josh Beauregard-Bell (@joshbeauregardbell). Fellowship is essential on every walk with Christ. In this episode, we had the honor to break bread with the 32nd pick of the 2017 NBA Draft/current Denver Nugget forward, Davon Reed and his agent, Josh Beauregard-Bell who currently works with Octagon! Two men of faith with incredible stories and we can’t wait for you to hear them! Host: Jordan Smith (@_jsmith12)


Special Guest: Trey Phills

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP7 Featuring Trey Phills (@tphillss) As athletes we must learn to trust God through all seasons and find our identity in HIM, not the sport we play. Once injuries and roster cuts sidelined Trey, he began to discover who he was in Christ and shared his inspirational story with the world! Host: Jordan Smith


Special Guest: Jordon Crawford (The Holy Hooper)

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP6 Featuring Jordon Crawford (@iam_jcraw) Jordon Crawford, also known as the “Holy Hooper” uses his platform of basketball to spread God’s word. What first started as a nickname for him translated into a lifestyle! In this episode we breakdown Jordon’s career experiences and how faith has played a key role through it all. Host: Jordan Smith


Special Guest: Laila Blair

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP5 Featuring Laila Blair (@lailabuckets) GOD FIRST IN EVERYTHING (@godfirstineverything_) are four words that Laila lives by each and every day. As an athlete this can be extremely difficult, especially when you are constantly judged based on your performance. In this episode we’ll be introducing you to our newest NIL Athlete and explaining why keeping #GFIE is so important! Host: Jordan Smith


Special Guest: Keifer Sykes

Through great faith, Keifer Sykes has had an immense amount of success in his career, playing at the highest levels of basketball. This same faith has contributed to his community of Chicago with YBM Sports (@ybm_sports) and The Free 10 Foundation (@free10foundation). A true servant leader with a testimony of unbreakable faith! Host: Jordan Smith


Special Guests: IImar’I Thomas/Coach Cori Close

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP3 Featuring IImar’I Thomas (@iimarithomas23) and Coach Cori Close (@coachcoriclose). We were blessed to not only feature our first ever NIL Athlete IImar’I Thomas (@iimarithomas23) in this episode, but also the legendary Coach Cori Close (@coachcoriclose)! Unbreakable Faith played a huge role in both of their journeys this season, navigating through what they both believe to have been one of their toughest years. We’re reminded in this episode that adversity is...


Special Guest: Vernon Griffith

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP2 Featuring Vernon Griffith (@vernongriffith4) In the midst of the pandemic, Vernon took a huge leap of faith transitioning from owning a gym to developing his own private practice where he’s worked with athletes from all over. That same leap has also helped him in his entrepreneurship journey up to this point. Many gems in this episode that we are very excited for you to listen to! Host: Jordan Smith (@_jsmith12)


Special Guest: Quinn Cook

Starting at Faith: S2 | EP1 Featuring Quinn Cook (@qcook323) Unbreakable Faith helped Quinn prevail through many tribulations within his basketball career. From going undrafted in 2015, working his way up from the NBA D-League and getting cut by a team before winning his first NBA Championship; his foundation of faith has played an instrumental role, leading him to where he his today. Host: Jordan Smith (@_jsmith12)


Special Guest: Toddrick Gotcher

Current 5th year professional basketball player Toddrick Gotcher joins us on ‘Starting at Faith.’ The Dallas, Texas native has had plenty of success with the game of basketball since his high school days; talents he took with him to college at Texas Tech University. After going undrafted to the NBA in 2016, Gotcher used his faith and strong foundation with God to press on into a solid professional career as he currently plays in Greece’s top division with Charilaos Trikoupis. As a...


Special Guest: Kelvin Martin

Current 9th year professional basketball player Kelvin Martin joins the podcast and offers many great perspectives on his success route with the game of basketball, having faith through his journey and much more! Martin is currently playing with Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italy. He played his collegiate basketball at Charleston Southern University and has won a championship in Europe back in 2019. These are all accomplishments of his which he credits to his faith and consistent work. The...


Special Guest: Coach John Mosley

Coach John Mosley joins the podcast and discusses his basketball journey as a player and coach, strong relationship with God and experience of being apart of Netflix’s Last Chance U Series. Mosley has coached at California State Bakersfield, Master’s University and has had plenty of opportunities to become at Division 1 head coach, but he believes it was God’s plan that led him back to his alma mater, East Los Angeles College. Being someone who has been involved with the game of basketball...


Special Guest: Joe Thomasson

Current 5th year professional basketball player Joe Thomasson joins the podcast and discusses how aspects of faith and prayer have been essential in his career. The Dayton native comes from very humble beginnings, but offers insight of how even smaller beginnings can achieve much success through belief, hard work and perseverance. Stay updated with Thomasson as he finishes his current season with Gilboa Galil in the Israel Winner League!


Special Guest: Alex Johnson

Current professional basketball player Alex Johnson joins the podcast and discusses his relationship with God impacting his basketball career and life. Johnson has had a very successful 8 year professional career up to this point spending time in Canada, Romania, Chile, Ecuador and the NBA G-League. Through his many achievements and experiences on and off the court, he offers great information on the importance of keeping God involved in everything you do.


Special Guest: Kenny Hayes

Dayton, Ohio legend and current veteran professional basketball player Kenny Hayes joins us and talks about his journey with the game of basketball. Kenny has had a very successful professional career. From playing in the NBA G-League, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Spain, France, China and currently Turkey in his 11th season he’s always identified a strong work ethic as reasoning behind his success. Hayes is also the owner of the 9Teen Way Foundation which he’s used to host a charity...


Special Guest: Jamal Shuler

Current 11 year professional basketball player Jamal Shuler has had success on every level he’s played at. From his collegiate career at VCU to his professional career in France, Germany, Ukraine, Israel and most recently Greece, Shuler identifies faith and hard work as keys to his success. Shuler is also more than an athlete, owning a newly launched clothing brand “Juler Clothing.” Be sure to check out his website below and shop his merchandise!