“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord… “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
The light of those words reaches the darkest corners and the most unlikely places, such as a sport where aggression and pain are praised.
Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis carries his faith on and off the field and you won’t be able to get a question in with out Geno starting his response with…
“First I wouldn’t be where I am without my Lord Jesus Christ so, just always having that faith it helps me on the field too, just always believing and the Lord keep me healthy and safe as much as possible,” said Geno Lewis.
It’s that faith that comes from his home in Wilkes-Barre…
Geno’s father… Reverend Eugene Lewis instilled that faith in his children but it was a faith that he too had to find first.
“I always had faith but my actions wouldn’t match my faith because of some of the disfunction i grew up in,” said rev. Eugene lewis.
Then he was known as Junie Lewis, A D-I basketball player at South Alabama and a 2nd round NBA Draft pick surrounded by sin.
“It was tough because I basically grew up in a neighborhood where drug dealers, drug addicts and pimps things of that nature were the normal,” said Rev. Lewis.
It wasn’t an easy begining for Senior or Junior as Geno grew up with friends and siblings that weren’t always making the right decisions.
“Just having the Lord on my side… That’s basically how I got through it and got out of it and having my dad get his life together helped me,” said Geno Lewis Sr.
“Everything that I have taught him and everything that he has learned he is putting it into action as we speak,” said Rev. Lewis.
Both father and son… Acting as a reflection of the light…
“Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and christ shall give you light…”