Athlete Spotlight


Zack Macintire

When did you first come to know Jesus Christ?
I really started to take my faith seriously when I was a Junior in High School back in 2017. I was able to get plugged in to a solid community at the time and really just took off in my faith, accompanied by my best friends.

How has your faith impacted you as an athlete?
College athletics in particular, I can’t imagine going through without having a faith to lean on. In the sports world everything is based on outcome and based on outcome you’re either winning or losing and that means highs and lows, but God is the constant in that for me despite other outcomes.

What’s the greatest misconception that you feel like people have regarding Christians or you personally because of your faith?
That a Christian man is supposed to be a weak man, but the opposite of that is true. Every man should strive to be a kingdom man and know what real manhood looks like.

Where has God shown up the most in your life?
God has continued to provide for me even when it seems like things aren’t going to work out. Even when I go through seasons where I may not feel closest to God, He has proven that He is always there and that He is always working.

What circumstance or trial did your faith help you overcome or endure? How did faith make a difference?I went through a really tough season when I was in between transferring schools and remained faithful that God would provide for me even when things weren’t looking great. I had a peace in that storm that I attribute completely to my faith and God did end up providing it in perfect timing.

If you could tell the next generation of athletes one thing to arm them for the spiritual battle that we are in, what would it be?
In sports and life everything is a series of highs and lows, and God is the only thing that you can have in your life that will never change. Growing your faith and putting God first isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but when you do you will see the fruits of your labors.

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