ENGLEWOOD, FL - Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at 700 E. Dearborn Street, the Englewood United Methodist Church Music Ministry Concert Series will present Christian alternative recording artist Julianna Zobrist and her husband, Tampa Bay Rays two-time All Star baseball great Ben Zobrist.
In spite of their worldly careers, the young mother and father of a 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter make faith and family their top priorities as they live between their homes in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and Franklin, Tennessee. Both raised as midwestern preacher’s children, they enjoy sharing how important faith is to keeping balance in relationships, marriage, and careers.
Ben attended his home state Illinois’ Olivet Nazarene University and transferred to Texas’ Dallas Baptist University for his senior year. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2004, then was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2006. He went to his first World Series with them in 2008, and was named an All Star in 2009 and 2013. Recently named one of the top 100 baseball players in Major League Baseball Today, Ben is also on an upcoming baseball world championship team.