What’s your dream job? What if God asked you to leave you dream job? How would you feel? What would your family say?
Jason Romano, former senior producer for ESPN, felt like God was asking him to leave the security of his dream job at ESPN to pursue vocational ministry.
In this episode, Jason shares his story and encourages us all to be willing to say “yes” to God when he asks us to step outside of our comfort zones.
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
- Jason shares his conversion story
- Jason discusses how he came to see ESPN as his mission field
- Jason reveals why he left ESPN to focus on the Sports Spectrum Podcast
“Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” –1 Peter 3:15
Who is Jason
Jason is a father, husband, speaker, teacher and church leader with 20 years of professional broadcasting experience.
For 17 years, Jason was a Senior Manager and Producer at ESPN. He has worked on shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Sunday NFL Countdown, College Gameday, College Basketball’s Final Four, MLB’s HR Derby and MLB’s All Star Game.
Jason is now the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith. He is also a contributor to the Sports Spectrum magazine and contributes articles daily to SportsSpectrum.com.
Jason has spoken to thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. He’s a big advocate of social media, having built up large followings both for ESPN’s social feeds as well as his own personal brand.
Jason is currently writing his first book, published by CORE Media due out in late 2017.
You can reach him via email: JasonRomano22@gmail.com or on social media.
Jason shares a bible verse every day on his Twitter feed. Follow him here: https://twitter.com/JasonRomano
Listen to the Sports Spectrum podcast: http://www.sportsspectrum.com/
For more information on Jason’s speaking and consulting: http://jasonromano22.com/
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Time Stamp Show Notes
2:38 – About Jason
3:40 – Jason’s faith journey
9:21 – Working at ESPN and sharing his faith with co-workers
13:20 – His mission being at ESPN
14:46 – Being convicted and being a minister where you are planted
18:29 – What gave him an increase in boldness
23:51 – Watching for divine appointments
24:58 – How to be more open in your faith – It is all about relationships
28:27 – Attracting people with similar faiths
31:50 – Working with like minded faith believers
33:20 – Why did Jason leave ESPN
39:45 – Listening to God’s plans for you
40:37 – Jason’s upcoming book
46:00 – Difficulties in relationships with others
47:09 – Story about a christian athlete
51:59 – How to contact Jason: 1) email: JasonRomano22@gmail.com 2)Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonRomano 3)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonromano22 4) Sports Spectrum podcast: http://www.sportsspectrum.com/ 5) Jason’s speaking and consulting: http://jasonromano22.com/
53:00 – Closing thoughts – It’s okay to doubt, wonder and question God but it is even more okay to say yes to God.