Church of The KGB
Some might say that after the big contract Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila signed in 2003 (7 years, $37.3M, $13+M guaranteed), he’d been playing with house money.
After Biamila collected a few years worth of sacks and several sacks worth of cash, the Packers released him in 2008. After being cut, he decided to stick around Green Bay, and now this devout Christian is really playing with House money. As in God’s house. Of money.
Growing up muslim, KGB had converted to Christianity shortly after he landed in White Bread, USA, and today he’s the coordinator of the local Celebration Church Bayside for Crown Financial Ministries.
I know what you’re thinking. I was thinking it, too. Financial ministries? What the hell are financial ministries?
As it turns out, God wants you to make money. Says so in the Bible. Uh-huh. Does to. That’s what they tell me in the intro video for Crown Financial Ministries. And if I’m running a little short for the mortgage this month? No sweat. God’s got my back. I’ll just ask for the $500 blessing like the woman in the video at the 4:29 mark did.
And here’s a funny little side note – God’s financial principles must include “Thou shalt not use your pricey bandwidth when Vimeo or YouTube will happily host your video for use on your own site, for free.”
God knows a bargain when he sees one.