They Called Him White Jesus

Screenshot 2013-05-02 at 10.55.04 AMI listened to Bill Rieser speak this morning at a local prayer breakfast. Abandoned by his father at an early age, basketball became his life in east Harlem. Known in the neighborhood as “White Jesus” he knew nothing of the actual savior. While recovering from an injury and rehabilitating at Eastern Kentucky University he fell in love with a nice church girl. Despite natural talent, NBA stardom never happened for Bill due to his own attitude and a long series of bad decisions. While his story has elements of abandonment, sexual abuse, drug abuse and organized crime, it’s really a story of God’s love.

Bill Rieser has written two books, They Called Me White Jesus and Vertical Leap. In the video below he describes the premise of White Jesus, there are links beneath.

Bill Rieser Ministries 

They Called Me White Jesus at 


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