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A Greater GloryFrom Pitch to Pulpit

A Greater Glory

From Pitch to Pulpit

Gavin Peacock
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“There is more to life than football, fame and fortune. There is a greater joy and a greater glory to be had.”

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


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. 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.


This riveting autobiography follows Gavin’s life through the lens of his journeys with football, family and faith: football fan to Chelsea captain, son to father, pundit to preacher.


Experience the rollercoaster of 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


Gavin was a superb footballer, but more importantly a wonderful guy. His life story will be one of the football best ever reads for sure.

Harry Harris , Author, Former Chief Football Writer for The Daily Mirror, Two–time British Sports Journalist Of The Year

This is about as far as you could possibly get from your ‘traditional’ footballer’s auto–biography. Given the almost unprecedented journey upon which he has embarked, it is both essential and fascinating to learn what shaped Gavin, from his family to his career in football to his faith.

John Dykes, TV Presenter, Commentator and Event Host with Fox Sports Asia & ESPN
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