Public Speaker - Based in Spokane, WA
Don is able through God’s grace to equip believers in the baseball world with the tools to live the Christian life while in the game so that when they retired would become more productive, serving members of their local church body and godly leaders to their families and beyond. Deb Gordon has had significant ministry with countless baseball wives and women in general in a Titus 2 role. Don and Deb conduct biblical marriage conferences, seminars and workshops as part of their ministry.
MINISTRY IN BASEBALL since 1991 – Serving Christ through all areas of Baseball (Players, Coaches, Umpires, Front Office, Stadium Staff), Prayer leader, Evangelism leader, Disciple & train men in sharing their faith. Baseball clinics, Chaplain to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Led or participated in Mission trips to 22 countries.
Don played college ball at The Citadel and University of South Carolina, and he played ten years of professional baseball (3 in MLB) with the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers. He spent countless hours with fellow ballplayers on buses, on the field and in hotel rooms, and in their homes. The lifestyle comes with much pressure and uncertainty. The game includes a wide variety of personalities, backgrounds, and religious beliefs. The issue of sin is not new but the mindset of the ballplayer is a unique one. As a part of his career he had the privilege to play ball in Latin America for 5 of the off-seasons to become deeply involved with the players that represent the Spanish-speaking world of baseball. God used this training period of his life to develop a heart for the lost, for missions, and the deep desire to build up men and their families to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through the Word of God.
Don and Deb Gordon were married in 1983 and have three children and two grandchildren, Christine (married to Casey Hefler), Andrew, and Sarah (married to Flavius Micula).