Liverpool Star Firmino Preaches in Church Three Years After Baptism

Liverpool Star Firmino Preaches in Church Three Years After Baptism

  • Roberto Firmino has found a new life with his faith three years after his baptism
  • The Brazilian was baptised with the help of his teammate Alisson Becker in 2020
  • The Liverpool striker now takes to the pulpit often to preach in his home country

Football is a means to showcase many different sides of the world.

From religion to social advocacy and charity, the sport has done a beautiful job of propagating many ideas to the world.

Liverpool striker, Roberto Firmino found faith in the sport in 2020 through club and national teammate, Alisson Becker and has become a new man ever since.

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Roberto Firmino plays football and preaches in church. Photos by Nathan Stirk/Instagram @roberto_firmino.
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He was baptised on January 15, 2020 in a swimming pool with the help of Alisson and Brazil Christian musician, Isaias Saad, as reported by Christianity Today.

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The moment was shared on Instagram by Firmino.

Firmino preaches in church

Three years on from his absorption into the faith, the 31-year-old is taking to the church pulpit in his native Brazil to preach the gospel, as reported by Nobelie.

His Instagram page is filled with pictures of his time on the pulpit, including his top three pinned posts.

Fans reaction to Firmino preaching

Football fans did not hide their marvel at the development with the former Hoffenheim star, while many ardent Christians used it in propagation of their faith.

@ProphetLanny wrote:

"So, I heard Roberto Firmino preached the gospel. Don't let anyone lie to you that you have to lose yourself to be famous and rich. Roberto Firmino came to God when he was already playing for Liverpool. Now, he is preaching the gospel in his fame and money! The #ChurchIsMarchingOn"

@bikseta wrote:

"Preach the gospel regardless of your social status. Jesus is the reason for our existence and no amount of money or fame could be compared to the glory that awaits us."

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@uchezemrys wrote:

"Now I know why you are so selfless and filled with joy, lacks jealousy over your competitors but always smiling even in bad. My brother Firmino, my love for you just tripled."

@zegretjm wrote:

"Bobby, you impressed me by being free to speak it out about your faith, what a decision, much appreciated, Jesus is the way."

Garvin Peacock now a pastor

Sports Brief earlier reported on former Chelsea player, Garvin Peacock preaching the gospel in Canada after retiring from professional football.

The former QPR striker never hid his faith during his playing days, and his Twitter profile read 'associate pastor' while he was still active in the sport.

Peacock is one of many past and present professional footballers who have taken up the way of the gospel.

Source: Sports Brief News