Three Questions with Jalen James

Jalen James | Midfielder
Grand Prairie, Texas | Campbell University


Who has been your biggest influence in your faith, and how did they influence you?

“My mom and older brother have been the two most influential parts in my walk with Christ. My mom is the matriarch of the family, and she embodies what true love looks like. My brother showed me how to walk my faith out in a practical way in my everyday life.”

How does your faith intertwine with your soccer career?

“One of my favorite sayings is HGA, which is an acronym that stands for 'His Glory Alone'. Every time I step on a soccer field, I'm motivated by this saying because I know that I'm playing to advance His kingdom. Whether that looks like me sharing the Gospel with teammates or running camps for younger kids, I know that I'm doing it all for His glory.”

What is your favorite verse?

“I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” - Psalms 139:14 (NKJV)