The Ted DiBiase Foundation will use the platform and success that God has provided Ted DiBiase Jr., to make a life-long impact on people’s lives by giving them hope during their most difficult times. It will raise money for several different causes that are based on the biblical principles of “clothe the naked and feed the hungry,” “visit the widows and orphans” and “take care of those who can’t take care of themselves.” The Ted DiBiase Foundation will also work to inspire, equip and create leaders amongst our youth, while sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
It’s your life, there’s only one and one day it is going to end. What will be your legacy? My dream growing up was always to become a wrestler like my father. I knew I wanted to perform on that stage we call a wrestling ring all over the world and entertain millions. I have had the opportunity to wrestle on six different continents and perform in the greatest show of all, WrestleMania.
Now, all I want is to use that stage and this platform that God has blessed me with to help and bring hope to others and bring Glory to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This foundation will help those in need, bring hope to the hopeless, share God’s love and build future leaders along the way. You don’t have to be a celebrity to make a difference. You just have to be willing.
I am humbled to be in a position of influence. I’m tired of seeing celebrities set the wrong examples for our children. I have made mistakes and I have regrets like everyone. But I have moved on and will do my best to be a good friend, a good father, a good husband, a man of character, a man of integrity and a man of God for the rest of my days. I don’t deserve what I have and I want to share with the world what the Lord has given me. Join me and the Ted DiBiase Foundation as we impact the world and leave behind life-changing legacies.
Ted DiBiase Jr.
I grew up with Ted in Clinton, MS and went to college with him at Mississippi College. I then went to law school and I currently run a law practice in Jackson, MS with my dad. My wife, Andrea, and I have a daughter and we attend CityChurch in Jackson, MS.
I’ve had the privilege and honor to watch a boy who wanted to be a wrestler like his father turn into a WWE superstar who wants to change lives by sharing his faith in Jesus Christ. Ted has a genuine love for people and through this Foundation he will be able to share that love with the world. Ted is such a compassionate person and he makes everyone around him feel important and welcome. I asked Jesus Christ to be the Lord of my life in 2001 and He completely changed my life. That is why I am so excited to be a part of this Foundation. I know that through the power of Jesus Christ we can make a positive impact on the world by showing others that Jesus Christ loves them and that He died for us all so that we could spend eternity in heaven with God.
Chris is from Jackson, Mississippi where he lives with his wife Polly and 3 kids, Riley, Reed and Anna. He serves as the Worship Leader and Creative Director for Bellwether Church (www.bellwetherchurch.org).
Eager to help mentor area teenage kids, Chris and several friends founded IGNITE Ministries in 2009. Now, through sports clinics, overnight sports camps, concerts and community events, IGNITE kids are mentored and encouraged by current and former college and professional athletes and musicians.
Chris’s love for music began at a very early age. Growing up in Mississippi, he was naturally drawn to the blues and southern rock and roll. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, BB King and “Son” Thomas had a strong influence in developing his own style, now evident in his recordings and compositions.
After becoming a follower of Christ in 2000, his life was radically changed. A self-described “old-school partier,” Chris now makes it his mission to share the love of Christ with everyone. Through his own life and music, Chris has committed to make sure no one ever believes they are unworthy of God’s love, a feeling he says is all too familiar to many.
It all started when Ted and I were sitting around brainstorming ideas on ways to help him interact more with the fans. After a while, we decided that tailgating with the fans would be an awesome way to make this happen. I realized at that moment that this was going to be his big break in the WWE. The reason for this is because I know the real Ted DiBiase, the guy that can’t wait to come home and see his family and spend time with friends. He is a guy just like every other ordinary guy, but with an extraordinary heart. He cares just as much for his fans as he does his personal friends and never meets a stranger. Even in a short time he can connect with them, as if he has known them for years.
Once you meet him you will want to do everything you can to help him succeed. Everything changed when I went with him to an appearance one Friday night to listen to him speak. I thought it would be just another night hanging out; however, that night changed my life. After listening to my best friend speak I was blown away and realized in that moment it was time to make a stand for Christ. At the end of his presentation he told all of us sitting there that we are all writing our own story with a pencil with no eraser and asked us how we wanted our story to be told. I went home that night and made a commitment to myself and to my Father Jesus Christ that I would surrender everything for my Father and allow Him to take over my life. Sometimes you come across something that you know is going to be powerful and change lives, this Foundation is that for me and it can also be for you if you get involved. ONE OR A MILLION!
I am excited to be a part of this team where God is our perfect captain. Growing up with Ted, I always have admired how he consistently remains humble with every success God blesses him with. Ted’s passion for using the gifts and talents God gives us to impact others’ lives is completely contagious and what life is all about. I look forward to seeing what God will do through this Foundation. The one thing I know is it will be bigger than our imagination because God, our perfect captain, is in control. Join the DiBiase Posse and let’s do this!