Champions for Christ pulled into NFL convert controversy

McCulley, Carolyn
October 1998
Christianity Today;10/05/98, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p34
Reports on the allegation that Champions for Christ (CFC), a Christian ministry which has an outreach program for professional athletes, is demanding a tithe from its members. Denial of Dave Jamerson, CFC national representative on the allegation; Information on the case of Curtis Enis, an athlete member of the ministry, who fired his agent and hired a Christian financial planner; Details on the controversy.


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