Very Bold Athletes

Encouraging professional athletes in their sports and spiritual lives.

We encourage, equip, and strive to help professional athletes to maximize their athletic potential and spiritual life potential in Christ Jesus.

We accomplish this through friendship, prayer, faith talks, and “being in their corner” of various athletes from the NHL, Major League Soccer, and professional baseball.

Here’s What Athletes Say About Us:

Steve Teel has been a complete God send in my life. Little did I know that the guy interviewing me over the phone in February 17’ would soon become one of my best friends and biggest sources of encouragement. I have never met someone who is as genuine and good hearted as Steve. In some of my lowest times he was always there for me. He came to every home game minus maybe three over the course of a couple seasons. He would take notes of every positive thing I did and share them with me after each game. I lacked confidence at the time and he would always be there to pick me up and to remind me of who I was and how this was not the end of my story. I honestly don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have Steve in my life for those two years. He provided a listening ear to me when I just needed to vent. Steve always has a smile on his face and can always find the good in any situation.

I will always be a supporter of Steve and his ministry because I believe in his ministry but more importantly I believe in Steve Teel as a person. I know that I could never repay him for all he has done for me in my life but I’m happy that I can play a small part by partnering alongside him in this journey.

Rocco Grimaldi

NHL Player, Nashville Predators

Steve Teel, where do I begin with this guy. I met Steve in 2018, I had just been sent down from the NHL to the minor league for the 6th year in a row. This time I was sent to play for the San Antonio Rampage.

I had a lot going on in my head but I tried to be conscious of having an open mind and I was welcoming to being around good people. In Steve, I found one of the best kind of people to be around.
I had much to learn about faith and still do. Steve and I went for lunch and I ended up telling him more than I thought I would about myself. He was intrigued by my stories and laughed at probably every joke.

From that day on we have been in constant communication. He has given me a great amount of support and encouragement throughout. He has taught me lessons from the bible, brought me closer with Jesus and we have had phone call prayers from across the country.

Jordan Binnington

NHL Player, St. Louis Blue (Stanley Cup Champion 2019)

Steve Teel has been such a beacon of hope and encouragement for me in my career. He brings me closer to God in both good and bad times in soccer by speaking truth into my life from the word of God. Having him in my life has made me more confident in who I am as a man and an athlete. Thank you, Steve!

Caleb Stanko

MLS Soccer Player, FC Cincinnati

Steve has been an excellent mentor and friend to me. He has helped me through some of the lowest points in my life by helping me grow closer to Christ. Whenever I need advice or just someone to confide in, I go to Steve. He was willing to meet with me every week (and often more) just to offer help and support me through troubled times.

I can confidently say that I would not be the man I am today if it were not for him. He has taught me to seek Christ first while also living his life in a way that exudes just that. I am so thankful to have someone like Steve to minister to me in my walk with Christ. He will undoubtedly be. A lifelong friend.

Nick Torres

Professional Baseball Player, Algodoneros Union Laguna of Mexican League

Before I met Steve I knew what Jesus was. Now because of Steve I know who Jesus is. Steve has been a best friend and a mentor. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am right now in my faith or other important parts of my life.

Mason Sevigny

Olympic Weightlifting Aspirations 2024, 2028 , Team USA