Lamar Odom ‘Got Saved’ And Credits Jesus For Keeping Him Alive After Near-Death Experience

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom ‘Got Saved’ And Credits Jesus For Keeping Him Alive After Near-Death Experience

The two-time NBA champion says he now walks with God.

Published November 1, 2019

Written by Jarod Hector

Lamar Odom is doing his best to "walk with God." He says he is now a Christian after giving his life to God over the weekend at the World Church. 

The former NBA player took to Instagram to share the news.

Odom has had very public struggles with addiction and mental health, and he almost died at a Nevada brothel in 2015 due to a cocaine overdose.

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“I had to show Jesus my appreciation for keeping me alive!” said Odom in the Instagram caption. 

The World Church’s founding pastor, Dr. A.R. Vernon, told Fox News

“Like anyone else, I was just very glad and overwhelmed with all that he's been through...that he realized there's a place in your heart that only God can fill - no championship rings, no woman, no amount of money -- only Christ can fill that place that he designed. I think that Lamar has come to that place in his life where he knows what's lasting and eternal. I'm overjoyed for him."

It will be a slow process, said Vernon, but the World Church says it is committed to helping Odom grow in his new faith. 

"It takes time to become the Christian that I know he wants to be and we're committed to helping him find a good local church in the city that he's in and I encouraged him to read the gospels 20 minutes every day and commit himself to Jesus through prayer."

Odom has said he wants to become a public speaker and help others in need. 

Respect to Odom for wanting to change his life and live in hope.

(Photo: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

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