After 23 years as chaplain in a maximum security prison, Earl Smith ministers to two very different groups of men: the newly crowned NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.
After 23 years as a chaplain at California's San Quentin State Prison, Earl Smith accepted a different kind of challenge: ministering to some of the world's most talented athletes as chaplain for both the Golden State Warriors of the NBA and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. Enjoy these images of Smith lending spiritual support to the 49ers and even some of their opponents.
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