ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - On Sunday morning the Spirit Church in St. Louis was packed. As Pastor Aeneas Williams welcomed fellow football great Ray Lewis.
Lewis, who spent 17 years as a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, stopped by the church to share his story to inspire others, especially young men who are struggling in life.
Pastor Williams says he appreciates Lewis for sharing his story of abuse and perseverance in his new book titled 'I Feel Like Going On.'
"Many times when the spot light is on us as athletes and celebrities people don't get a chance to hear about the struggle and the challenge behind the scenes that cause you to be the person everybody sees. A lot of what we did on the football field was shaped by how we saw life young people get the opportunity to understand the disciplines the things he shared with his children," Williams said.
Now with two Super Bowl titles under his belt and his new life as a contributor to ESPN, Lewis will continue to spread his message of hope, courage, and understanding.
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