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Former NBA player tells Edgewood church to stay 'on fire'
Former NBA player tells Edgewood church to stay 'on fire'

Former professional basketball player Billy Thompson told the congregation of the Edgewood Assembly of God, where he preached Sunday, to have faith in God and to work hard instead of relying on "systems of the world." He also urged congregants not to get apathetic. Thompson, 47, who played for the L.A. Lakers from 1986 to 1988 and the Miami Heat from 1988 to 1991, now leads the Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church in Boca Raton, Fla. He is preaching in Edgewood through Tuesday. A table with his church's T-shirts, CDs and DVDs entitled "From the Court to the Pulpit: God's Champion" was set up at the back of the sanctuary Sunday morning. ...

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