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A Greater GloryFrom Pitch to Pulpit

A Greater Glory

From Pitch to Pulpit

Gavin Peacock
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Premier league footballer turned pastor Gavin Peacock tells the story of his career and his faith in this fascinating, thought–provoking and personal read.


‘There is more to life than football, fame and fortune. There is a greater joy and a greater glory to be had.’


What makes a man walk away from his life as a professional footballer turned BBC pundit to become a church minister?


They say it is every schoolboy’s dream to play in the F.A. Cup Final and it’s a dream that came true for Gavin Peacock. In his riveting autobiography follow Gavin’s journey from a child growing up in a footballing family to Chelsea captain; from a son following in his father’s footsteps to a husband and father supporting his own family; from pundit to preacher.


Experience his highs and lows as he tells his story and explains the driving force behind it all – his love for football, his love for his family, and most importantly his love for God.


Gavin Peacock

About Gavin Peacock

Gavin is husband to Amanda and father to Jake and Ava. He is associate pastor at Calvary Grace Church of Calgary, and the Director of International Outreach for CBMW. He played football professionally for Chelsea, QPR and Newcastle Utd and was a pundit on BBC Match of the Day.


  • Author: Gavin Peacock
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • Pages: 264
  • Dimensions: 216 X 138
  • ISBN: 9781527106796
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography
  • Series: Biography


I love reading biographies and autobiographies. Sporting and Political. I have read so many from Alex Ferguson to Andre Agassi, Margaret Thatcher to Tony Benn. But Gavin Peacock’s ‘A Greater Glory’ is one of the best I have ever read. It is superbly written, interesting, funny, littered with great anecdotes and thought provoking. An all–round brilliant read.

Alun Ebenezer, Headmaster, Fulham Boys School

A fascinating insight into how one man coped with the vicissitudes of life in the world of football and beyond. From professional footballer to pundit to preacher is quite some journey. No Damascene moments, just a gradual and growing awareness of the power of faith, which is now central to his life. Despite being an agnostic I found his writing both moving and inspirational. A very good read.

Guillem Balague , Spanish football journalist, Author, Pundit
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